Chair of the Fund
The Entomological Society of Canada’s Scholarship Fund is seeking to fill the position of Chair of the Fund beginning in January, 2023. The Scholarship Fund is a registered charity in Canada which provides a number of financial awards to university students studying entomology. The duties of this position include chairing meetings of the Scholarship Fund Trustees, signing award notification letters to successful student applicants as selected by the ESC Student Awards Committee, presenting student scholarship awards at the ESC Joint Annual Meeting and communicating with the ESC Board on relevant matters. General knowledge of the affairs of the ESC would be an advantage as well as a passion for furthering educational opportunities for students in the field of entomology.

Treasurer of the Fund
The Entomological Society of Canada’s Scholarship Fund is looking to fill the position of Fund Treasurer, beginning in January 2023. The duties include, but are not limited to, custody of the ESC Scholarship funds, reporting on the Scholarship Fund’s finances when required, submitting a budget to the Trustees for approval and to the ESC June Board meeting to inform the ESC Board, submitting an audited financial statement at the end of each financial year to the membership by posting it in the Scholarship Fund web page, and serving as a Trustee of the Fund and on the ESC Finance Committee. Previous experience with financial reporting and/or accounting would be an advantage, as is a general knowledge of the affairs of the Society.

Please express your interest in the above positions to the co-Secretaries of the ESC (ESCSecretary@esc-sec.ca). The final selection will be made by the Trustees of the Fund.

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.

The Entomological Society of Canada is looking for volunteers for the upcoming JAM, November 3-7!

Volunteering looks great on your CV, is an excellent way to meet new people, and is fun! The Student Affairs Committee worked hard to keep student registration rates low, so we need a very strong showing of student volunteers to help make this meeting a success!

Sign up at http://www.doodle.com/i8znn4z75mtharfw by checking off times you are available. The full program is up now so you can confirm when you are presenting: check it out here!

As mentioned in a previous post, the Entomological Society of BC has been working hard to improve the Society’s impact by enhancing our online presence to reach more people in BC, as well as the rest of Canada and the world. We’ve undertaken a massive project to digitize our entire journal archive, and are in the process of moving all 108 volumes of the Journal of the ESBC online (plus occasional papers, supplementary reports, and the Quarterly Bulletins dating back to 1906!).

This project will provide unprecedented public access to the Society’s publications, and you can help! With scanning and OCR completed, we need to extract the metadata for each article, including the abstracts and references, so that we can import them into our new online journal system (link to http://journal.entsocbc.ca). We are recruiting volunteers to assist with this step, as well as creating cover images from the scanned volumes.

  • Flexible and easy;
  • Can be done from anywhere (you don’t have to live in BC!);
  • Opportunity to explore the history of entomology in BC;
  • Work closely with ESBC journal and web editors;
  • Contribute directly to the establishment of a permanent, online, open-access repository of entomological knowledge in BC;
  • Ideal for students or anyone with an interest in entomology and community service.

Contact Alex Chubaty (webmaster@entsocbc.ca) if you are interested in contributing time towards this project.