Beaver Task Force at uWaterloo

November 27, 2006

Students at the University of Waterloo staged a memorial / rally last Wednesday to protest the administration's decision to hire trappers to kill four beavers living in wooded areas on campus. Student media allege that the decision was made without promised consultation, and students in the environmental studies faculty are particularly outraged.  On Friday, UW administration announced a task force "to examine how UW manages campus-dwelling wildlife that pose a risk," and its media release adds, "although UW's recent actions concerning beavers were congruent with Ministry of Natural Resources guidelines, the University is sensitive to the outpouring of public opinion." UW Imprint | UW media release