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ESC members should have received an Eblast with codes to enter to obtain their membership discount.  If you are a member, but have not received the Eblast, please contact info@esc-sec.ca.

To register, go to https://entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting/registration

On June 8th, we invite you to celebrate National Insect Appreciation Day (NAIAD) with thousands of insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and professionals all across Canada. We invite you to participate in the “insect picture challenge” on social media. This year, we invite professional entomologists to ‘lift a finger for insects’ by sharing their love of insects and arthropods with the public on social media by taking a picture or video of their species of study in their hand or on their finger. Share your love for insects!

In order to participate in the challenge, a person will have to post a least one picture of an insect during the National Insect Appreciation Day on June 8th. When posting the photo, the participant should include associated hashtags and nominate five friends by inviting them to also post an insect picture.

Hashtags: #InsectPictureChallenge #NationalinsectDay

How a hashtag works: A hashtag makes it possible for other users to easily find messages and post with a specific theme or content. Simply use the hashtag on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and make sure that your photograph is public.

For more information, and to download resource material, go to: https://esc-sec.ca/entomology-resources/naiad-national-insect-appreciation-day/

 Sponsored by the Entomological Society of Canada (https://esc-sec.ca/)

The Entomological Society of Canada is looking for a member willing to serve in the position of Co-Secretary, starting in September 2022. The current Secretary position will be split into two Co-Secretary positions, and the current Secretary will continue as one of the Co-Secretaries. The two Co-Secretaries will share the secretarial duties in support of the President and Board of Directors by:

  • Scheduling meetings of the Executive Council, Board, and the Members, preparing agendas, obtaining reports from Officers and others, sending out notices of meetings, attending the meetings, and recording
  • Working with our Association Management Company (Strauss event & association management) to ensure that records of Society activities such as agendas, minutes, reports, and correspondence are preserved, and to prepare the Society’s annual filings with Corporations Canada and other government agencies.
  • Providing information on Society business to the Bulletin Editor, Webmaster, and Strauss for publication, posting, and circulation to the membership as necessary.
  • Maintaining up-to-date lists and contact information for the Society’s Board, and
  • Overseeing plebiscites to recommend candidates for nominations as Societal Director and Director-at-Large, and for any other questions on which votes may be required, and notifying of the results of Advising affiliated societies when they need to provide names for nominations as Regional Directors.

A familiarity with the Society’s by-laws, rules, and guidelines, past experience as a Board member, and the ability to work in French and English would all be assets. This is a great opportunity to serve one of the oldest biological societies in North America and to deepen your contacts with the Canadian entomological community. Any member interested in serving in this position may contact the current Secretary, Neil Holliday (Neil_Holliday@UManitoba.CA) for further information. Applications should be made to the President, Felix Sperling (Felix.Sper- ling@ualberta.ca), by 30 June 2022. The final selection will be made by an ad hoc committee convened by the President.

The Science-Policy Committee in coordination with the Student and Early Professional Affairs Committee are excited to announce the second webinar in our webinar mini-series titled “Science Meets Policy”. Our second webinar will focus on the intersection of science and policy for entomology in working lands which will be held on Friday April 1st, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. The goal of this webinar is to highlight key areas where science informs policy relevant to entomology in the forestry and agricultural sectors.

We have three very exciting panelists lined up to speak at this webinar. Each speaker will give a brief talk on their own experiences within the science-policy interface. We will then have time for a panel discussion and questions from attendees – so come prepared to ask questions!

For more information on this webinar click HERE

Please use the following zoom link to tune in on Friday April 1st at 1:00 pm EST

https://yorku.zoom.us/j/99651086483?pwd=bDlZMFNBcUFOWWppbHBPWjgxcUoxQT09

Hello ESC-Student Members! Great news from the ESC Board about the availability of 15 Ed Becker Conference Travel Awards of $500 to be used for students to travel to JAM 2022 and present a talk or poster in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Conference Centre overlooking the harbour. Seal and seagull sightings are almost guaranteed from the conference room windows. Many thanks to the Dufault Foundation for their generous donation that allows us increased support for student travel to our meetings.

With the call for papers out now for the 2022 JAM in British Columbia, the call for Ed Becker Conference Travel awards is also open with a deadline for submissions of 3 June 2022. All of the information for structuring your application can be found on the ESC webpage under Student Awards and specifically at https://esc-sec.ca/student/student-awards/#toggle-id-9

Applications are to be submitted by email to the ESC Association Coordinator at info@esc-sec.ca  with the following in the subject line – Your last name and the award name by the June 3 2022 deadline.

Entomologically yours,

Tyler Wist: Chair of the ESC Student Awards Committee

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ESC President: ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca

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