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 (cjkmacquarrie@gmail.com) 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.

Prizes

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.

https://www.ippcathens2024.gr/

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.

Sunday, August 25 to Friday, August 20 2024, Kyoto, Japan.

Call for papers: September 1, December 15, 2023.
Download brochure: here!

26. Evolution of the Entomological Society of Canada

This final article in Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology”, which outlines some ancillary aspects of his career, recounts the evolution of the ESC.


Hello there,

We have a few announcements about events taking place at this year’s ESC JAM in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

(Download events .pdf here.)

Trivia!

Attendees can now sign up to participate in a trivia (https://forms.gle/EEn9H6Z56QxqqeWV7)

Open to ALL attendees; date TBD.

The student planning committee has organized a trivia for ALL members attending the ESC JAM in Saskatoon. Each team will consist of 4 or 5 people. If you would like to participate and you are worried about not having a team or enough members, please fill out the form and we will do our best to match you with other attendees 🙂

Members of the winning team will receive a cool prize!

If you or any of your members require accommodations, please contact Georgiana (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

Bug War Games!

Student members can also sign up to participate in our first Bug War Games (https://forms.gle/yuAFcteyAQ9X9K1y8)

Students can register as an individual or as part of a team. This event will take place during the student social on Oct 16 at 7 PM (Winston’s Pub).

The student planning committee has organized a series of games and challenges for students attending the ESC JAM in Saskatoon. This event will take place on Monday (Oct 16) starting at 7 PM (Winton’s English Pub & Grill, 243 21st St E). Each team will consist of 4 or 5 students. If you would like to participate and you are worried about not having a team or enough members, please fill out the form and we will do our best to match you with other students. Members of the winning team will receive a cool prize!

If you or any of your members require accommodations, please contact Georgiana (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

PS: None of this would have been possible without the help of our AWESOME sponsors and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again…

  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan (Gold sponsor)
  • Wild West Agriculture (Silver sponsor)
  • Irvine Ville Farms LTD (Silver sponsor)
  • Sasktel (Bronze sponsor)

Winners in each event will receive ento-themed prizes.

If you have any questions regarding the activities, do not hesitate to contact Georgiana (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

See you in October,

Georgiana Antochi-Crihan and Berenice Romero
2023 ESC JAM Student Planning Committee

La CIFE (Conférence internationale francophone en entomologie) aura son congrès du 20 au 26 novembre 2023 au Cameroun. Il y aura notamment un symposium sur les insectes comestibles.

 Pour plus d’informations, voir : https://www.ird.fr/conference-internationale-francophone-dentomologie-cife-yaounde-en-novembre-2023-deuxieme-appel

The deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission (including for abstracts for the Graduate Student Showcase) has been extended to Wednesday September 6, 2023.

ESC Members can take advantage of member AND early bird pricing by logging into their ESC accounts to register.

ESS Members that are not also ESC Members will receive promo codes from the ESS Treasurer to use when registering to take advantage of member AND early bird pricing.

For more information about registration, click here. For any issues using the registration site, please contact info@esc-sec.ca.

For questions about abstract submission, please contact meghan.vankosky@agr.gc.ca.

Book hotel rooms now to take advantage of conference pricing.