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All meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Room 1130, Health Sciences E-wing, University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon (new location).

Coffee and cookies are served afterwards, but please bring your own non-disposable cup.

Thursday, 17. January 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Bidwell:

Ecology and Conservation of Whooping Cranes

Mark joined the Canadian Wildlife Service in 2011 after conducting research on endangered cranes in South Africa and on boreal-breeding ducks and other waterbirds in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. He has been fascinated by birds and other wildlife since he was a child, and considers himself fortunate to spend his life studying birds and contributing to wildlife conservation. Currently, Mark specializes in endangered species and he is responsible for whooping crane research and conservation. In his talk he will discuss the current status of whooping cranes and what we know about their behaviour and movements during the breeding season and on their migration through Saskatchewan. Finally he will talk about what can be done to conserve cranes and their habitats.

Starting in January, 2019 our monthly meetings will be held in the following lecture theatre: Room 1130, Health Sciences E-wing, at the University of Saskatchewan Campus.


Click on thumbnails to display larger maps for how to access the building and room (red circle). The two closest Campus parking areas are: Lot 1 (across from Place Riel) and the Health Sciences Parkade: (Located beneath Health Sciences Building - Clinic Place Access off Hospital Drive). More information about parking on campus is also available at


Access options for Health Sciences Building


Evening Parking on the University of Saskatchewan Campus

Avoid a parking ticket while attending the SNS monthly meetings - consider these parking options on campus:

  • Underground parking is available in the Agriculture Parkade for $0.75 per 15 minutes (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Evening parking after 6:00 p.m. is $0.75 per 30 minutes. Nightly maximum is $5 per exit (

View a map for the Agriculture Building Parkade

Last updated: 11 January, 2019