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: outsidersandothers@gmail.com 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 outsidersandothers@gmail.com or visit us online at www.outsidersandothers.com

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 info@esc-sec.ca.

To register, go to https://entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting/registration

 

 

 

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: https://esc-sec.ca/entomology-resources/naiad-national-insect-appreciation-day/

 Sponsored by the Entomological Society of Canada (https://esc-sec.ca/)

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

https://yorku.zoom.us/j/99651086483?pwd=bDlZMFNBcUFOWWppbHBPWjgxcUoxQT09

 

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: https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/en/crkn-announces-transformative-agreement-cambridge-university-press.

Check on Open Access Agreements at your institution in Canada or elsewhere: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/open-access-policies/waivers-discounts

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 Secretary of the Entomological Society of Canada (ESCSecretary@esc-sec.ca ) by 28 February 2022.

Hello ESC students! Please submit your applications for the ESC Student awards by March 1 2022. Please read the details on the webpage carefully because some of the awards have different criteria (Student Awards – Entomological Society of Canada (esc-sec.ca)) and submit all applications by email to the ESC Association Coordinator at info@esc-sec.ca. Awards available this year are the Biological Survey of Canada scholarship, the John H. Borden Award, two Danks scholarships, two Dr. Lloyd  M. Dosdall Memorial awards, Postgraduate scholarships (MSc and PhD), and the Graduate Research Travel awards (MSc and PhD).   For all of the awards, two letters of reference are required (see details on website) as well as all of your official grades from Undergraduate to your current level of education.

Tyler Wist, ESC Student Awards Committee Chair

Soil mesofauna (including mites, springtails, and nematodes) are incredibly diverse and play an important role in maintaining healthy and functioning soils in terrestrial ecosystems. However due to their small size and cryptic habitat, these fascinating animals are often overlooked or underrepresented in ecological research. The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM, Department of Biological Sciences, Montréal, Québec) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Ottawa, Ontario) invite applications for a motivated MSc or PhD graduate student to conduct research using metabarcoding molecular techniques to survey soil mesofauna in a newly-initiated large-scale comprehensive soil biodiversity survey in Québec and Ontario. The research will be part of a larger project designed to characterise microbial, fungal, and faunal soil biodiversity and to assess its relationship with soil physico-chemical parameters and changing land use patterns in agroecosystems and adjacent natural areas. The selected candidate will integrate with a dynamic, collaborative research team that values a respectful and inclusive work environment in the labs of Dr. Tanya Handa (UQAM), Dr. Marla Schwarzfeld (AAFC, Ottawa) and Dr. Benjamin Mimee (AAFC, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu). The candidate will also have the opportunity to become a student member of the Québec Center of Biodiversity Science.

  • Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the Department of Biological Sciences graduate program at the Université de Québec à Montréal
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s licence and be willing to travel between Ottawa and Montréal on regular basis, as well as to sites around Ontario and Québec for field sample collection.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated prior experience with scientific writing, community ecology, statistical analyses, molecular technique skills (e.g. DNA extractions, PCR, next-generation sequencing), bioinformatics and scripting, and/or entomology.
  • The student should be ready to start in May-June 2022.

Applicants should send a letter of motivation, CV, copy of academic transcripts and the names of three references to Marla Schwarzfeld (marla.schwarzfeld@agr.gc.ca), by January 28, 2022.

An exciting new position for an M.Sc. student is available through a multidisciplinary research program
involving researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta and the
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

The successful applicant will contribute to the local and regional biodiversity assessment of Edmonton,
Alberta, and surrounding areas to assess potential introductions and dispersal mechanisms of oribatid
mites. Research will include work on the systematics and taxonomy of the Galumnoidea of Alberta.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree or equivalent by August 2022.
Desired skills include experience identifying small invertebrates using dissecting and light microscopy.
The candidate must be academically competitive and expected to work with a network of acarologists,
entomologists, and biodiversity scientists across Canada, and with oribatid experts outside of Canada as
needed.

The stipend is for 2.3 years with an annual amount of approximately $25,197, part of which will come
from teaching assistantships. The candidate’s M.Sc. program will be based in the Department of
Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The candidate must either be a Canadian
citizen or have residency approval to start the program in September 2022.

See flyer for more information including application procedures, and contact Dr. Lisa Lumley
(llumley@ualberta.ca) or Dr. Heather Proctor (hproctor@ualberta.ca) for additional information and questions.

Deadline to apply is 15 January, 2022.

(French follows)

This year, instead of the annual silent auction, the Student and Early Professional Affairs Committee of the Entomological Society of Canada is selling bandanas to raise money for the Annual Scholarship Fund.

This 100% cotton bandana, available in red or charcoal gray, is printed with the logo insects* of the ESC and all of the regional entomological societies, plus a bonus arctic wolf spider to represent the northern territories. The beautiful artwork is by Mary Capaldi, and you can find more of their work, much of it entomology-themed, here: https://linktr.ee/marycapaldi.

You can pre-order bandanas on Etsy or by contacting Catherine Scott by email or on twitter. We anticipate that the bandanas will be available for shipping around the time of the 2021 online annual meeting, in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving.

*list of featured taxa:

ESC – Grylloblatta campodeiformis
ESBC – Boreus elegans
ESAb – Apamea devastator
ESS – Melanoplus bivittatus
ESM – Cicindela formosa generosa
ESO – Danaus plexippus
SEQ – Limenitis arthemis arthemis
AES – Rhagoletis pomonella
Arctic wolf spider – Pardosa glacialis

Mockups of two bandanas featuring line drawings of insects and spiders. One is charcoal grey with white insects and the other is bright red with white insects.

Un bandana orné d’insectes pour soutenir les étudiants de la SEC

Cette année, au lieu des enchères silencieuses annuelles, le Comité des affaires étudiantes et des jeunes professionnels de la Société d’entomologie du Canada vend des bandanas pour amasser des fonds pour le Fonds des bourses de la SEC.

Ces bandanas sont faits de coton à 100%, sont disponibles en rouge ou gris anthracite, et ont des imprimés montrant les insectes* des logos de la SEC et de toutes les sociétés entomologiques régionales, en plus d’une lycose glaciale pour représenter les territoires. Cette belle œuvre d’art est de Mary Capaldi, et vous pouvez trouver davantage de ses œuvres, en grande partie sur le thème de l’entomologie, ici : https://linktr.ee/marycapaldi.

Vous pouvez précommander des bandanas sur Etsy ou en contactant Catherine Scott par courriel ou sur Twitter. Nous prévoyons que les bandanas seront prêts pour l’expédition au moment de la réunion annuelle en ligne de 2021, donc bien à temps pour offrir des cadeaux de Noël.

*liste des taxons représentés :

SEC – Grylloblatta campodeiformis
ESBC – Boreus elegans
ESAb – Apamea devastator
ESS – Melanoplus bivittatus
ESM – Cicindela formosa generosa
ESO – Danaus plexippus
SEQ – Limenitis arthemis arthemis
AES – Rhagoletis pomonella
Lycose glaciale – Pardosa glacialis

 

Folded bandana showing design including symbols representing all provincial and national entomological societies