Introducing a New Entomological Society of Canada Membership Category – The “Entomology Enthusiast”

Who is an Entomology Enthusiast?

  • An individual engaged in entomological pursuits such as collecting, learning about, observing
    or photographing insects as a pastime.
  • BUT not eligible for any other ESC membership category. That is, someone who doesn’t
    derive a significant amount of their income from entomological activity, such as those
    working as or training to become a professional entomologist.

What are the Benefits of an Entomology Enthusiast?

  • Approximately 50% discount from Regular ESC membership fees
  • On-line access to all issues of the Canadian Entomologist, all Memoirs ever published, and
    the Bulletin of ESC
  • Discounts for entomology books from some publishers.
  • Reduced registration fees for the ESC Annual Meeting
  • Opportunities to interact with other entomologists from across Canada

Enjoy and learn with others who are passionate about insects! Join today! 

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Meeting Announcement

The Entomological Society of Saskatchewan fall meeting, December 6, 2019, will be held from 1:30-3:00 at the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre.  For more information visit the ESS website.

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Meeting Announcement

The 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta will be held on Oct 18-21, 2020 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Lavine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology at Washington State University. Dr. Lavine specializes in the evolution of adaption, and how insects can rapidly adjust to their environments. Also, save the date of Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 for an exciting field trip, details to come!  For more information on JAM 2020, please visit the meeting website.

Travel awards for the international congress of entomology

ESC is offering three awards of $850 each to help support ESC student members attending the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) in Helsinki, Finland, 19–24 July 2020.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

· Be an undergraduate or graduate student in a Canadian University

· At the time of application have paid ESC membership for the 2020 membership year

· Have submitted an abstract to ICE

Applications

Applications must be received before Midnight of Friday 22 November 2019. Click here to see the attachment for the details of how to apply.

Process

Applications will be reviewed by Student Award Committee of the Society. Selection of awardees will be based on academic merit and quality of the abstract.

Note that student early-bird registration is €450 until 31 December 2019 and €500 thereafter (€650 for walk-on registrations).  The ESC Student Awards Committee will inform the three winning applicants before the early-bird registration deadline.

Payment of each award will be made as a reimbursement after ICE, upon receipt of documentary proof of attendance at the meeting.

 

Meeting Announcement

The next annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba will be held October 25-26, 2019.  The theme is “Insects Behave!” and will feature Keynote Speaker Bernie Roitberg, Simon Fraser University.  We hope that you can join us! See https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~fieldspg/meetings.html for more details.

Meeting Announcement

The next annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Québec will be held November 28-29, 2019.  The theme is “Emerging ento-technologies: insects serving humans”.  A novel conference topic and a new entomological adventure!

 https://seqc.ca/reunion-annuelles/reunion-annuelle-2019/

Don’t miss it!

2020 ESC/ESA Joint Annual Meeting

Save the date for our next Joint Annual Meeting, hosted by the Entomological Society of Alberta on October 18-21, 2020 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. More details coming soon. Any questions can be directed to General Chair Haley Catton at haley.catton at Canada.ca

2019 Pest Management Research Report – call for submissions

Dear Researchers in Integrated Pest Management,

The Pest Management Centre compiles the Pest Management Research Report (PMRR) for the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), in conjunction with the Entomological Society of Canada. The PMRR facilitates the exchange of information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) among persons involved in research and advisory services on IPM of insect pests and plant diseases of importance to the agri-food industry in Canada.

The PMRR is published annually as a compilation of research reports by federal and provincial government, university and industry research and advisory personnel. These reports aid the development of recommendations for insect and disease management programs throughout Canada. They report on all aspects of pest management, including cultivar and management responses, and are available to support the registration of pest control products. The PMRR is published only in electronic format. The 1995-2018 editions of the PMRR are available on the CPS website for viewing and download at http://phytopath.ca/publication/pmrr/.

Please find the invitation to submit research reports for the 2019 edition of the PMRR. Also encourage any of your colleagues who conduct research into IPM to submit research reports.

Calling all Ontario Citizen Scientists

Join our summer 2019 Citizen Science program!

Help us monitor for box tree moth, an invasive species recently detected in Toronto and not known to occur anywhere else in North America.

Express your interest to Erin.Bullas-Appleton@canada.ca by April 20, 2019 and be ready to join us at the launch event taking place at James Gardens, Etobicoke on May 9th, 2019.

For more information visit:
https://www.eddmaps.org/ontario/Species/subject.cfm?sub=62133
http://inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-pests-invasive-species/insects/box-treemoth/eng/1554215562798/1554215563084

 

Population Dynamics of Forest Insects and Integrated Management of Forest Defoliators Workshop

Abstract submission deadline for this workshop in Quebec City (8 to 11 July) is now extended to 1 April, 2019.

General Topic:

  • Population dynamics of forest insects
  • Integrated management of forest defoliating insects

Session topics will include Ecology and dynamics of forest insects, Climate change impacts, Interactions between disturbance agents, Invasive species, Integrated management strategies and Forest health.   If you are interested in participating, please download the Abstract Submission Form at: https://www.iufroqc2019.com/abstracts. Early-bird registration is until 15 April

We look forward to seeing you in Quebec City.

Jean-Noel Candau, Deepa Pureswaran, Andrea Battisti and Manuela Branco, Working group co-ordinators