Travis joined the ACS lab as an undergraduate student working on his Honours thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Chris Darimont and PhD student Christina Service. His research extended Rosie Child’s directed study where she began investigating the differences in daily activity patterns of sympatric and allopatric black and grizzly bears on the BC central coast. Travis’ work involved analyzing several years worth of remote camera and video data. Broadly, this work related to his interests in wildlife, ecology and species interactions.
While at UVic, Travis also helped create the UVic Parks Club with the mission to inspire other students to get into nature and participate in local conservation initiatives. The three pillars of the UVic Parks Club include restoration, education, and recreation.