Announcement of elections for the new EWDA Student Board (2017-2019)!

Dear members of the EWDA Student Chapter,

We are happy to announce the elections for the new EWDA Student Chapter Board!

The time has come to hand over our positions. We would like to thank all our Country Representatives, Student Chapter members and other enthusiastic & inspiring people we were lucky to have met during our time on the EWDA Student Board.


The EWDA Student Chapter Board seeks to promote shared knowledge between established researchers and wildlife disease students. One way of accomplishing this goal is by facilitating an international mentoring programme. The other main activity is the organisation of biennial Student Workshops to strengthen the scientific education of students working on diseases at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface. Furthermore, the Board coordinates a broad network of country representatives in Europe who organise wildlife-related events on a regular basis. To promote the organisation of such events, country representatives of the EWDA Student Chapter can apply for a Small Grant.

Position descriptions


  • Student Representative on the EWDA Board;
  • Communication with advisor (Student Activities Coordinator of the EWDA Board);
  • Main responsibility for workshop programme: scheduling of presentations, creating proceedings;
  • 1/3 of fundraising for workshop;
  • 1/3 speaker invitations.

Workshop coordinator

  • Main responsibility for fundraising: coordination, bookkeeping, communication with EWDA treasurer etc.;
  • Communication with workshop location;
  • 1/3 of fundraising for workshop;
  • 1/3 speaker invitations.

Communication officer

  • Maintenance and update of website, Facebook page/group and Twitter account;
  • Coordination of country representative system and workshop awards;
  • Pre-workshop communication with students (e.g. opening of application round);
  • 1/3 of fundraising for workshop;
  • 1/3 speaker invitations.

The positions will be held for a period of two years (2017-2019). 

To apply:

  • Applicants must be paying members of the Wildlife Disease Association!
  • Send us a letter of motivation including the position you are applying for, your background in the field of wildlife diseases and your ideas, what you would like to do as a new member of the EWDA Student Board.
  • Application deadline is Thursday June 1st, 2017.

Don’t hesitate to send us any questions you may have to ewdastudent<at>!

The EWDA Student Board 2015-2017


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