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ESC Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The ESC Board would like to draw your attention to the new ESC Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, which is now posted on the website at esc-sec.ca/the-society/statement-of-diversity-and-inclusion/

Sixteenth Annual Photo Contest

The 16th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2021 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The cover images are intended to represent the breadth of entomology covered by the Society’s publications. Contest details can be found in the Bulletin ( https://esc-sec.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Bulletin-Volume52-number2-June2020.pdf).

Submission deadline is 31 August 2020.

Send entries to: photocontest@esc-sec.ca with the subject line “ESC Photo Contest Submission”.

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Call for symposia, ESC/ESO 2021 JAM

The Scientific Programming committee for the ESC/ESO 2021 JAM – Strength in Diversity – is soliciting invited symposia to be presented at the 2021 JAM to be held at Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls Ontario between Sunday October 3rd to Wednesday October 6, 2021.

JAM theme and vision

Strength in Diversity. The insects are among the most diverse group of organisms on the planet, and entomologists are applying an increasingly diverse toolkit to advance knowledge on a diversity of topics in the field. We are keenly aware of the declines in the diversity of insects that threaten vital ecosystem functions, human health, and our economy. We are also becoming increasingly aware of systematic barriers that preclude many from studying and practicing entomology, threats that likely impact the productivity and ingenuity of entomological research in Canada. Our goal for the 2021 JAM – Strength in Diversity – is to showcase state of the art entomological research on a diversity of taxa, ecosystems and disciplines, and to collectively discuss solutions to enhancing equity and diversity in Entomology.

Interested researchers should submit a 1 page symposium proposal containing the following elements:

  1. Title of the proposed symposium
  2. Name(s), contact and affiliation for the Chair of the symposium
  3. Potential list of talks and speakers. Please indicate which speakers have confirmed their willingness to participate.
  4. A brief statement of how the symposia compliments that theme of the JAM.
  5. Time requirements. Our schedule can accommodate both 15 min presentations (12 min talk + 3 min Q&A), or 30 min presentations (25 min talk + 5 min Q&A).
  6. Any additional notes for consideration.

All proposed symposia must give appropriate consideration to equity, diversity and inclusion principles when selecting speakers.

Deadline for submission September 14 2020. Please email submissions to escjam2021@gmail.com

Seeking next ESC Webmaster

The Entomological Society of Canada is seeking an individual to fill the position of ESC webmaster, beginning as soon as possible. The webmaster is an officer of the society and reports to the Society’s Board of Directors. The duties of the position include maintaining the Society website (see: https://esc-sec.ca/), which was completely redesigned about 2 years ago. The webmaster makes updates to news items and the jobs board, posts the quarterly issues of the bulletin, and periodically updates board and committee membership pages, lists of awardees, photo pages, and the common names and directory of education data bases. The website uses the WordPress content management system, which is easy to learn even for someone with limited experience with website design and maintenance. Note that the membership area of the website and items relating registration and paper submission for joint annual meetings are maintained by the Society’s Association Management Company, and are not part of the ESC webmaster’s responsibilities.

Please express your interest in the position to the President, Gail Anderson, by 15 July 2020 (ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca). The final selection will be made by an ad hoc committee convened by the President. For more information about the position, please contact the current webmaster, Jordan Bannerman: jordan.bannerman@umanitoba.ca.

Call for interest: position of Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Entomologist

The Entomological Society of Canada (ESC) is seeking one or two co-Editors-in-Chief for The Canadian Entomologist (TCE) to start as soon as possible.

The co-Editors-in-Chief of TCE are Officers of the ESC and are responsible for the journal’s scientific and editorial integrity. TCE is an international journal that publishes on all aspects of entomology. Published by Cambridge University Press, the journal received about 150 submissions in 2019. TCE celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018 and is one of the world’s longest-running entomological journals.

The Executive Council of the ESC is keen to hear from members of the Society interested in this rewarding and challenging leadership position. The current Editor-in-Chief will become a co-Editor-in-Chief and will share responsibilities with the new volunteer(s). Our goal is to always have at least two co-Editors-in-Chief in these positions to help reduce workload and to increase the diversity and range of expertise of our editorial board.

For more information about this position, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Dezene Huber (huber@unbc.ca).

Please express your interest in the position to the ESC President, Dr. Gail Anderson, (ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca). Please include a cover letter, a CV indicating relevant experience, and contact information for two or three referees whom the ESC can consult. The final selection will be made by an ad hoc committee convened by the President.

CONTACT THE SOCIETY

Association Coordinator: info@esc-sec.ca

ESC President: ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca

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