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Entomological Society of Canada Member Plebiscite
Under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ESC conducts a member plebiscite to identify those who will be recommended for election as directors, with the formal election taking place at the Annual Business Meeting. The purpose of the present plebiscite is to identify a candidate who will be recommended for election as Societal Director/Second Vice-President at the Annual Business Meeting on 24 October 2017. The plebiscite is open now, with voting closing on 15 September 2017. To vote, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/Ftmqs1hLKHFEzCuv2
The August 2017 issue of The Canadian Entomologist is now available online to ESC Members

Any member having difficulty accessing the journal, should refer to the instructions in the EBlast sent to all members on 12 October 2016.

Terry Wheeler
The Entomological Society of Canada is saddened to announce the death of its past-president, Terry Wheeler, on 25 July 2017. Terry had been ill for about a year, but bore his illness and dire prognosis with great courage and optimism. He continued to play his part in the Executive Council of the Society whenever his illness allowed. Terry was a member of faculty in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill University for more than 20 years, and was Director of the Lyman Entomological Museum. Terry’s research focussed on Diptera, and explored taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, ecology and natural history. A full scientific obituary will appear in the ESC Bulletin at a later date.

Following cremation Terry’s ashes will be interred in Newfoundland. The family intends to hold a celebration of life for Terry’s students, friends and colleagues in the Montreal area in September. When details become available, ESC will communicate them.
Wild Species 2015
The report Wild Species 2015: The General Status of Species in Canada is now publically available. In this report, the conservation status about 30 000 species has been assessed in Canada among 34 different taxonomic groups. Results indicate that the majority of species in Canada are secure. However, 1659 species were identified as may be at risk in Canada, of which 296 species had the highest priority scores. Of those 296 species with the highest priority scores, 99 species are thought to be endemic to Canada (these species are not found anywhere else in the world). Furthermore, the conservation status of species that were included in previous Wild Species reports was updated. Most of the changes were due to an improved knowledge of the species.

Insects are an important component of the report. More than 19 000 species of arthropods (insects, spiders or decapods) have been assessed in the report.

You can download the text and the database of the report on the Wild Species website (www.wildspecies.ca), under the tab “Reports”.
Bulletin
The June 2017 issue is now online.
TCE: Forest Entomology in Canada: Celebrating A Century of Science Excellence

Surplus copies of the recent (2016) Supplemental Issue of TCE: Forest Entomology in Canada: Celebrating A Century of Science Excellence, D. Langor and R. Alfaro (eds.) are available for free to members. Contact David Langor (david.langor@canada.ca) to receive a copy.

2017 ESC-ESM Joint annual meeting: Small is Beautiful

Online registration and paper submission is now available for the 2017 ESC-ESM JAM in Winnipeg (22-25 October, 2017). Please see the meeting page for further details and to register.

Publication on the History of the Biological Survey of Canada

The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) celebrates its 40th birthday in 2017. It was founded in 1977 as a result of the actions of the ESC. In celebration of the anniversary, BSC has published a history, written by Hugh Danks, Head of the Survey from 1977 to 2007. The Biological Survey of Canada: A Personal History is a 180-page account of the first 32 years of BSC. It is available as a free download. Click here for further details and to obtain your copy.

Thirteenth Annual Photo Contest

The Thirteenth Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2018 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The submission deadline is 15 August 2017. Entries should be submitted as an attachment to an email message; the subject line should start with “ESC Photo Contest Submission”. Send the email message to: photocontest@esc-sec.ca.

Discount on Cambridge University Press Books

ESC members are entitled to a 20% discount on personal purchases of all Academic/Professional titles published by Cambridge University Press. To see what publications are available, log in as a member, select the “Members Area” page and look for the link. You will need to enter the access code given below the link.

Your Society is updating its website!

The Public Education Committee is seeking public education resources and links to our member’s lab websites for the “Entomology Resources” pages on the society’s new website. For more information please see the eBlast circulated to all members on December 12.

Upcoming meetings in North America
Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 22-25 October 2017.
Meeting of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) working group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate" co-organized by the Western Palearctic Regional Section (WPRS) and Nearctic Regional Section (NRS). Niagara Falls, Ontario, 4-8 June 2017.

Upcoming meetings outside North America
5th International Entomophagous Insects Conference Kyoto, Japan, 16-20 October, 2017.
Eagle Hill Institute's Seminars on Insects, Spiders, and Arthropod Photography. Eagle Hill, Maine, 2017.
As required by the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the approved financial statements of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund for the financial year January 1 – December 31 2014 and the partial financial year January 1 – June 30 2015 are now available for members to view in the Members’ Area of the website at http://members.esc-sec.ca/?ESCMemberHome. The partial year statement for 2015 was required by the change of the Society’s and the Fund’s financial year ends to June 30.
Online Archives
Back issues of The Canadian Entomologist and Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada can be purchased as digital archives from Cambridge University Press. For more information on TCE, click here. For more information on the Memoirs, click here for online versions and here for hard copies.

A female Agapostemon sp. (Halictidae), foraging on fireweed in June on the UBC Okanagan (Kelowna) campus.
[photo by Bob Lalonde]
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