The Entomological Society of Canada is seeking enthusiastic members to take on leadership roles in the Society. A Director at Large and a Societal Director (Second Vice President) will be selected by members via an online ballot. The Director at Large will serve on the Governing Board for three years, while the Second Vice President will be in line to serve as President of the Society in their third year. Nominations for these positions must be signed by three active members of the Society and be received by the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Chris MacQuarrie ( by 30 March 2024.

The Biological Survey of Canada is hosting a student collection competition! If you made a collection of insects, plants, or other biological material for university credit this year, you could win up to $150! Photograph your work and enter before January 31st 2024!

Get more out of your collection than a letter grade, while contributing valuable biodiversity data to ongoing scientific efforts to discover, record, and describe biota of Canada! Details can be found on the BSC website.


Each category will be assessed independently and prizes will be given to the top three in each.

  • 1st place in each category will be awarded $150 CAD, and 2 Biological Survey of Canada t-shirts
  • 2nd place in each category will be awarded $50 and a Biological Survey of Canada t-shirt
  • 3rd place in each category will be awarded $25 and a Biological Survey of Canada t-shir

Winners will have their collection featured in the Biological Survey’s Summer newsletter, and all participants will be featured on the Biological Survey of Canada website for the next year.

The Congress is hosted by the Hellenic Society of Phytiatry in Athens, Greece and is organized under the auspices of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), and of the Agricultural University of Athens. 
A wide range of topics will be covered in a rich 4 days scientific program while well- known speakers from all over the world will present all the latest developments in Plant Protection and other relevant fields.

The Status of Insects RCN Annual Meeting will be held January 25-26, 2024. Anyone with an interest in the causes and consequences of insect decline, and solutions to mitigate insect biodiversity loss, is welcome to attend the meeting so please extend this invitation to colleagues, students, and other networks you are part of that may be interested in attending. We especially want to encourage graduate students and other early career researchers to get involved.

The goal for the meeting is to bring everyone together to see more of what all the RCN Working Groups are doing, have dedicated time to work on products and discuss ideas, and to network with other folks working on similar topics around the globe. Much of the meeting will be focused on Working Group activities, but there will also be plenary talks, poster sessions, and social events.

The meeting will be entirely virtual and will run continuously for roughly 48 hours straight so that no matter what time zone you are in, there will be meeting activities scheduled. Register to attend the meeting here so that we can set you up with access to the meeting platform.

Call for posters:

There will be three virtual poster sessions during the meeting. We especially encourage students, early career researchers, and people seeking international collaborators to expand current or planned projects to submit a poster. Posters do not have to be new – you are welcome to present a recent poster from a local, regional, or taxon-specific meeting since it will be new to many folks at this meeting.
For details on submitting a poster, please visit the RCN website.

For those making advance plans:

JAM 2024 will be held in Quebec City, 20-23 October 2024.
More information will follow in the new year.


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