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.


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


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!


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:


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

Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on Entomology in 2019

Eagle Hill is on the coast of eastern Maine between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

Jun 9 – 15 … Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles … Armin Namayandeh
Jun 23 – 29 … Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens” … Kefyn Catley
Jul 14 – 20 … Trichoptera of the Northeast … John Morse and Paul Frandsen
Jul 21 – 27 … Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques, Identification, and Natural History … Michael Blust
Jul 28 – Aug 3 … Leaf and Stem Mining Insects … Charley Eiseman
Aug 4 – 10 … Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History … Jason Dombroskie and Kyhl Austin
Aug 11 – 17 … EPT Taxa: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera … Optional SFS EPT certification exam … Steven Burian

Individual seminar flyers are available here:  https://madmimi.com/p/38539d?pact=545626-149180798-7501261478-c09d0c963a5d904e22d276045b57b15bbb9c4953

General information and a complete calendar https://www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/nhs-calendar.shtml

The Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund

In 1974, the ESC established the Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund as a registered charity. The initial objective was to raise sufficient capital to provide investment income sufficient for an annual post graduate scholarship of $2000 to $3000. By 1985, the fund (now called “The Annual Scholarship Fund”) provided sufficient investment income to cover the cost of two postgraduate scholarships, each of $2000, values that have not changed since. From 1990 onwards, research travel grants and postgraduate scholarships, normally totalling $8000 annually, have been paid from the Annual Scholarship Fund.

Since 1991, five additional award funds have been established (Kevan, Borden, Biological Survey, Dosdall and Danks Scholarship Funds). These all are financially healthy with the scholarships being entirely covered by investment income. So healthy are the Kevan, Biological Survey and Danks funds, that there have been recent increases in the value of scholarships awarded from them. Sadly, investment income from the Annual Scholarship Fund is not sufficient to cover the cost of postgraduate and research travel scholarships withdrawn from it, and the deficit is covered by donation and silent auction income that is therefore not available to increase capital. Consequently, it has not been possible for the values of scholarships from this, the ESC’s original scholarship fund, to keep pace with inflation. The only remedy is a major increase in donations directed to the Annual Scholarship Fund. Donations to all ESC Scholarship Funds are welcome but the Annual Scholarship Fund is in greatest need.

To read more about the ESC Scholarship funds, see pp. 199–200 of the December 2018 ESC Bulletin, downloadable from http://esc-sec.ca/publications/bulletin/. To donate to any of the Scholarship Funds, go to https://members.esc-sec.ca/donations/ . Those who now have automatically-renewing membership should note that, unlike former times, options for donations do not pop-up during membership renewal. In-kind donations in the form of capital property can be accepted, as can bequests. All donations are tax-deductible.