TORONTO ZOO HOSTS WETLAND AND NATIVE BAT SYMPOSIUMS


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Dr. Kevin Kerr, Manager of Species Recovery and Program Assessment, Toronto Zoo speaking at Wetland and Native Bat Symposium. Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland and Native Bat Conservation Programs are proud to be hosting professional symposiums at the Toronto Zoo this week. During these symposiums over 200 biologists, First Nations community members and program partners will participate in knowledge sharing sessions with the goal of promoting best practices for Species at Risk conservation programs in Ontario.

The Zoo’s new Strategic Plan will continue to focus on saving wildlife, including wetland and native bat species, and is committed to help preserve many of Canada’s threatened and endangered animals. The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research.

For more information on Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation,

 

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TORONTO ZOO’S CEO PARTICIPATES IN CEOx1DAY PROGRAM




Grace Bryson, McMaster University, (Left) and Dolf DeJong, CEO Toronto Zoo, (Right) CEOx1Day Program. Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

CEOx1Day is a unique leadership development program designed to provide insights into what it takes to lead a major organization in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing environment. The program matches students with top CEOs from organizations including Capital One Canada, Facebook and Instagram Canada, Sephora Canada, Absolute Software, Total E&P Canada, the National Gallery of Canada and Cominar. Toronto Zoo’s Dolf DeJong, Chief Executive Officer, was selected to participate in the CEOx1Day program, now in its seventh year, and today Grace Bryson, McMaster University, had the opportunity to job shadow at the Toronto Zoo.  

In pursuit of Canada's next generation of leaders, global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson selects 20 students to spend a day shadowing some of the country's top CEOs. Designed to help the students gain insight into what it takes to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation and steer companies to success, the CEOx1Day program gives them the opportunity to learn about what it’s really like to sit in the driver’s seat.

For the full press release announcing CEOx1Day Finalists,