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Arts alumni are an accomplished crew. They have great advice for students and fellow graduates, and know that arts degrees teach skills that are sought-after in the professional environment. 

Kyle Knopff, MA'04 (Anthropology), PhD

Kyle Knopff, MA'04 (Anthropology), PhD


Dr. Kyle Knopff is a senior wildlife biologist at Golder Associates in Calgary. He specializes in achieving wildlife conservation by assessing environmental impacts, identifying appropriate mitigation measures, and developing management plans for a wide variety of development projects, especially in the oil and gas, mining, power, and residential land development industries. He works with a wide variety of wildlife, with a particular focus on primates and large carnivores. His work on different development projects has taken him around the world, and most recently he has been working in Brazil to define impacts and develop conservation action plans after a large tailings dam failure. Throughout his career, Kyle has worked closely with government, industry, academic institutions, and environmental organizations to provide innovative solutions to complex problems pertaining to wildlife conservation and management.