In the summer of 2019, the Dantzer Lab has many notable items to celebrate. First, we said goodbye to two valuable members of the Dantzer Lab. Zoë Goodrow finished up and defended her MSc. thesis in Conservation Ecology and Sarah Guindre-Parker (NSERC PDF) accepted a faculty position at Kennesaw State University (congrats Sarah!). Second, we had lots of firsts as two Dantzer Lab members (Mena & Charlotte) started their first field seasons (on voles and squirrels, respectively) while new PhD student Matthew Whalen got to his first taste of working with red squirrels as a part of the Kluane Red Squirrel Project. Third, we had more firsts as PhD candidate Sarah Westrick published her first chapter of her PhD dissertation and Ben had some of his first publications from former members of the lab finally published (see publications). Finally, Ben hosted a pre-conference workshop on developing a concept inventory for teaching undergraduate animal behavior courses at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Chicago.