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Seeking applicants for the new position of Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Dear Members,

The ESC has established a new Director position for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).  The EDI Director will be a voting member of the Board (https://esc-sec.ca/the-society/board-of-directors/) and will help guide the decision-making process of the Society with the aim to increase EDI within the Society and the science.

The Board normally meets twice during the Joint Annual Meeting and 2-3 times by phone or videoconference during the year.  Directorships are unpaid positions with appointments for a 3-yr term.

Information on the roles and expectations of Board members is provided in the ‘Standing Rules’ and the ‘By-laws’ of the Society.  These documents can be accessed in the ‘Members Area’ of the ESC website under ‘Societal Business’ (https://members.esc-sec.ca/page/ESCMemberHome).

If you wish to be considered for this new position, please send an email to ESC President Gail Anderson (ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca).  Please include with your email, a statement (no more than 1 page double-spaced) to explain why you think you would be a good fit in this role, with particular emphasis on your commitments and experiences to EDI.

Directorships are filled by a majority vote of members participating in the Annual Meeting of Members on 20 October 2020.  The information that you provide will be made available to the membership in French and English to help inform their decision.

Deadline for application is October 8th, 2020 

2020 Pest Management Research Report – call for submissions

Dear Researchers in Integrated Pest Management,

The Pest Management Centre compiles the Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) for the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), in conjunction with the Entomological Society of Canada. The PMRR facilitates the exchange of information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) among persons involved in research and advisory services on IPM of insect pests and plant diseases of importance to the agri-food industry in Canada.

The PMRR is published annually as a compilation of research reports by federal and provincial government, university and industry research and advisory personnel. These reports aid the development of recommendations for insect and disease management programs throughout Canada. They report on all aspects of pest management, including cultivar and management responses, and are available to support the registration of pest control products. The PMRR is published only in electronic format. The 1995-2019 editions of the PMRR are available on the CPS website for viewing and download at http://phytopath.ca/publication/pmrr/.

Please find attached the invitation to submit research reports for the 2020 edition of the PMRR. Also encourage any of your colleagues who conduct research into IPM to submit research reports. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Regards,

Stefan Bussmann

Publications Officer, Pest Management Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada

Stefan.Bussmann@agr.gc.ca / Tel: 613-759-7583 / TTY: 613-773-2600

Agent des publications, Centre de la lutte antiparasitaire

Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

Stefan.Bussmann@agr.gc.ca / Tél.: 613-759-7583 / ATS: 613-773-2600

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Entomological Collections Network 2020

Registration is still open for Entomological Collections Network 2020, airing live November 9-10th (08:00PST/16:00UTC). Registration is very affordable to reflect our low costs this year, and space is still open for virtual posters! (submission deadline of September 18th) Please visit our website for more information, or contact Chris Grinter (cgrinter@calacademy.org).
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BugFest 2020

SEPTEMBER 14–19, 2020

This year BugFest, a North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences annual event, will go online. It will be a virtual infestation!  Join us as we interact with entomologists from North Carolina and around the world to learn about the fascinating world of bugs. We will have SIX days of buggy adventures as we celebrate our theme arthropod … THE FLY!

2020 THEME ARTHROPOD: FLIES!

BugFest 2020 Theme Days:

  • Mosquito Monday
  • Beneficial Tuesday
  • Art and Culture Wednesday
  • Entomophagy Thursday
  • Prime Crime Friday
  • BugFest Bugstravaganza Saturday

What’s in a name? BugFest celebrates all arthropods, a group that includes insects, spiders and scorpions, centipedes and millipedes, crayfish and crabs and many other creatures, as well as true bugs, like cicadas and planthoppers.

 For information and to register for programs visit https://naturalsciences.org/calendar/bugfest/programs/

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ESA’s Annual Meeting, Entomology 2020

Submissions are open for Entomology 2020, the Entomological Society of America’s Virtual Annual Meeting. Submit your 10-minute paper, poster, infographic, or student competition presentation or poster now through ESA’s new virtual platform. When you submit to Entomology 2020, you also receive access to four days of live-streamed content and two weeks of on-demand access at no additional cost to you—you are automatically registered when you submit. Submissions are due by August 31Learn more and submit.

About Entomology 2020: ESA’s Annual Meeting, Entomology 2020, will go fully virtual this November, embracing the spirit of Entomology for All—where all entomologists can participate, regardless of location, specialty, or ability to travel. Presenters and attendees at Entomology 2020 will receive access to four days of live-streamed content Nov. 16-19 and two weeks of on-demand content from Nov. 11-25.

CONTACT THE SOCIETY

Association Coordinator: info@esc-sec.ca

ESC President: ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca

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