The 2023 Joint Annual Meeting will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from October 15-18, 2023 hosted by the Entomological Society of Saskatchewan.

More information about the meeting theme and venue will be posted soon.

Due to a shortage of entrants to date, we are extending the submission deadline for the ESC/SEC photo contest to October 15! So submit today, the thing to remember is THIS YEAR THERE ARE PRIZES!!!

Rules and instructions below!

Eighteenth Annual Photo Contest

The 18th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2023 cover of the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is now underway. Things are changing a bit, as you will see below, but the cool thing is there will be prizes this year! The cover images are intended to represent the breadth of entomology covered by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insect arthropods in forestry, urban settings or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple of ‘Featured Insects’ are also needed. If selected, your photo will grace the cover of the Bulletin for the entire year. In addition, winning photos and a selection of all submitted photos will be shown on the ESC website, and used in Society-related social media posts.

Contest rules: Photos of insects and other arthropods in all stages, activities, and habitats are accepted. To represent the scope of entomological research, we also encourage photos of field plots, laboratory experiments, insect impacts, research activities, sampling equipment, etc. Photos should, however, have a clear entomological focus. Digital images must be submitted in unbordered, high-quality JPG format, with the long side (width or height) a minimum of 1500 pixels. Entrants may submit up to five photographs. A caption must be provided with each photo submitted; photos without captions will not be accepted. Captions should include the locality, subject identification as closely as is known, description of activity if the main subject is other than an insect (if appropriate), and any interesting or relevant information. Captions should be a maximum of 40 words. The entrant must be a member in good standing of the Entomological Society of Canada. Photos must be taken by the entrant, and the entrant must own the copyright. The copyright of the photo remains with the entrant, but royalty-free use must be granted to the ESC for inclusion on the cover of one volume (4 issues) of the Bulletin, and on the ESC website, and in various social media posts by the ESC (credited to the photographer, of course). Rather than a judging committee, this year the photo contest organizer will arrange for a popular choice judging website, where ESC members can vote on their favourites. Photographers of the top three photos chosen will be awarded the following prizes: 1st: $200 gift certificate for Henry’s Camera. 2nd: $100 gift card for Henry’s Camera. 3rd: $50 gift card for Henry’s Camera. Submission deadline is 15 September 2022. 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:

Dix-huitième concours annuel de photographies

Le 18e concours annuel de photographie visant à sélectionner des images pour la couverture du Bulletin de la Société d’entomologie du Canada pour 2023 est en cours. Les choses changent un peu, comme vous le verrez ci-dessous, mais ce qui est cool, c’est qu’il y aura des prix cette année! Les images de la couverture sont destinées à représenter l’étendue de l’entomologie couverte par les publications de la Société. Les images d’insectes et d’autres arthropodes en foresterie, en milieu urbain ou en agriculture; les paysages, le terrain, le laboratoire ou les gros plans; ou les activités associées à la physiologie, au comportement, à la taxonomie ou à la lutte intégrée sont toutes souhaitables. Nous avons également besoin de quelques « Insectes vedettes ». Si elle est sélectionnée, votre photographie fera la couverture du Bulletin pendant toute l’année. En outre, les photos gagnantes et une sélection de toutes les photos soumises seront présentées sur le site web de la SEC et utilisées dans les médias sociaux liés à la Société. Règlements du concours Les photographies d’insectes et autres arthropodes à tous les stades, dans toutes les activités et les habitats sont acceptées. Afin de représenter l’étendue de la recherche entomologique, nous encourageons également les photographies de parcelles de terrain, d’expériences de laboratoire, d’impacts d’insectes, d’activités de recherche, de matériel d’échantillonnage, etc. Les photographies doivent toutefois être clairement axées sur l’entomologie. Les images numériques doivent être soumises dans un format JPG de haute qualité, sans bordure, avec le grand côté (largeur ou hauteur) d’un minimum de 1500 pixels. Les participants peuvent soumettre jusqu’à cinq photos. Chaque photographie doit être accompagnée d’une légende. Les photographies sans légende ne seront pas acceptées. Les légendes doivent inclure la localité, l’identification du sujet dans la mesure où elle est connue, la description de l’activité si le sujet principal n’est pas un insecte, et toute information intéressante ou pertinente. Les légendes doivent comporter un maximum de 40 mots. Le participant doit être un membre en règle de la Société d’entomologie du Canada. Les photos doivent être prises par le participant et le participant doit en détenir les droits d’auteur. Le droit d’auteur de la photographie reste la propriété du participant, mais une utilisation libre de droits doit être accordée à la SEC pour être incluse sur la couverture d’un volume (4 numéros) du Bulletin, sur le site web de la SEC et dans divers médias sociaux de la SEC (avec mention du nom du ou de la photographe, bien sûr). Plutôt qu’un comité de jugement, l’organisation du concours de photographie prévoit cette année un site web de jugement par choix populaire, où les membres de la SEC pourront voter pour leurs favoris. Les photographes des trois meilleures photos choisies se verront attribuer les prix suivants : 1er prix – 200$ en carte-cadeau chez Henry’s Camera; 2e prix – 100$ en carte cadeau chez Henry’s Camera; 3e prix – 50$ en carte-cadeau de 50$ chez Henry’s Camera. La date limite de soumission est le 15 septembre 2022. Les soumissions doivent être envoyées en pièce jointe d’un courriel dont l’objet doit commencer par « Concours de photographie de la SEC ». Envoyez le courriel à :

Outsiders and Others is seeking visual artists from Canada and the United States who’s artwork is focused on wood boring insects, wood, and/or the relationship between wood boring insects and wood.

This exhibition being presented simultaneously with the Joint American and Canadian Entomological Society Meeting in Vancouver on November 13-16, 2022.

How to apply by email:

  1. Send up to 4 images of artwork to be considered for Images must be jpegs.
  2. Include a list that describes the images you are sending with the title, medium, and size of each
  3. Write a statement about yourself that includes your education, exhibition history, and why you were interested in applying to participate in this

E mail all your information to: and put “Boring Art” in the subject line. Artists will be notified by email about the selection process results by October 7.

Other information:

  • Applications due Sept 30th
  • Exhibition dates are November 2-27, 2022
  • Self-taught artists will be given priority consideration for the exhibition as that is the focus of our organization.
  • The gallery retains a 25% commission on the sale of all
  • Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping the artwork to and from the gallery for the

Outsiders and Others is a non-profit arts Society with a focus on bringing non-traditional artists to the forefront. This includes outsider, folk, self-taught, visionary, intuitive, and artists with disabilities.

Our gallery is at 716 East Hastings Street in Vancouver and is open to the public Wed – Sat 11-4 and by appointment. We also have a window only gallery at #100-938 Howe Street.

Any questions? Feel free to contact Director / Curator Yuri Arajs at or visit us online at

Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is available

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

To register, go to




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:

 Sponsored by the Entomological Society of Canada (

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-, 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


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

Applications are to be submitted by email to the ESC Association Coordinator at  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

10-minute Papers, Posters, and Infographics

Share Your Science

Submissions for 10-minute papers, posters, and infographics are now open! Abstracts are due June 3, 2022. To offer extra flexibility, presenters may change their presentation format from live in Vancouver to pre-recorded virtual presentation through September 19.

Why Present?

One of the best ways to make an impact in the entomological community is to present your research. By presenting at the Joint Annual Meeting, you can connect with new entomologists, find potential future collaborators across three Societies, and showcase your field of work. Explore the submission categories to find where your research best fits in and begin your abstract now!

The 2022 Joint Annual Meeting offers unique opportunities to share your research, gain exposure, and collaborate ties. Connect with scientists and researchers from around the globe over the four science-filled days.


On January 1, 2022 the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) signed a Read-Publish (R-P) agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP), the publisher of The Canadian Entomologist (TCE). R-P agreements provide unlimited reading and Open Access publishing at no cost to authors affiliated with participating institutions. The CRKN represents 42 academic institutions across Canada.  CUP has also now signed similar agreements with a large number of institutions around the world.

This is a significant development for TCE and provides an unprecedented opportunity for our members and anyone else associated with those institutions to read and publish Open Access articles at no cost to their research programs in our journal. Affiliation of the corresponding author – including adjunct affiliation as demonstrated by an institutional email address – determines the applicability of the R-P agreement.

For more information please see below:

Announcement of the Read-Publish Agreement between CRKN and CUP:

Check on Open Access Agreements at your institution in Canada or elsewhere: