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.


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.

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.

Pour ceux qui planifient à l’avance:

JAM 2024 aura lieu à Québec, du 20 au 23 octobre 2024.
Plus d’informations suivront au cours de la nouvelle année.

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

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

Hello there,

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

(Download events .pdf here.)


Attendees can now sign up to participate in a trivia (

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 ( or Berenice (

Bug War Games!

Student members can also sign up to participate in our first Bug War Games (

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 ( or Berenice (

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 ( or Berenice (

See you in October,

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


Les inscriptions hâtives à la réunion annuelle conjointe de 2023 des Sociétés d’entomologie du Canada (SEC) et de la Saskatchewan (SES) sont maintenant possibles. Inscrivez-vous avant le 25 août 2023 pour bénéficier du tarif hâtif. Nous avons hâte de vous voir en personne à Saskatoon, du 15 au 18 octobre 2023!

Les membres de la SEC peuvent bénéficier du tarif membre ET du tarif hâtif en se connectant à leur compte SEC pour s’inscrire.

Les membres de la SES qui ne sont pas également membres de la SEC recevront de la trésorerie de la SES des codes promotionnels à utiliser lors de l’inscription pour bénéficier du tarif membre ET du tarif hâtif.

Pour plus d’informations sur l’inscription, cliquez ici. Pour tout problème lié à l’utilisation du site d’inscription, veuillez contacter

Réservez vos chambres d’hôtel dès maintenant pour bénéficier des tarifs de la conférence.

Une excursion peut-être?

Faites savoir au comité local d’organisation si vous souhaitez participer à une excursion au Wanuskewin Heritage Park, juste à l’extérieur de Saskatoon, le dimanche matin (15 octobre) lorsque vous vous inscrirez à la réunion! Le comité organisateur local organisera l’excursion si l’intérêt est suffisant et si les coûts peuvent être maintenus à un niveau bas.


Le comité du programme scientifique accepte désormais les soumissions de résumés pour les présentations et les affiches. Veuillez consulter notre site web pour plus d’informations sur les conditions de soumission des résumés et sur la vitrine aux étudiant(e)s des cycles supérieurs.

La date limite de soumission des résumés est le 25 août 2023.

Pour toute question concernant la soumission de résumés ou le programme scientifique en général, veuillez contacter



Environment and Climate Change Canada have posted a public consultation on the development of Canada’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. It is open until July 14th.

The Entomological Society of Canada’s Science Policy Committee invites members of the ESC to respond to this survey as individuals focussing on insect biodiversity priorities.

The list of questions are provided here in English and in French: these are for consultation only, to help people think about their answers before doing the survey.
Members are encouraged to complete this poll from the International Congress of Entomology Council regarding the timing of the 2032 ICE.
This link has been verified as legitimate by ESC Executive members.

Le 10e congrès international de diptérologie (ICDX) se tiendra du 16 au 21 juillet 2023 à Reno, Nevada. Des bourses de voyage de la North American Dipterists Society, de la Linnaean Society of London et de la Société d’entomologie du Canada ont été mises à disposition pour soutenir la participation de la communauté étudiante. Le financement de la Société d’entomologie du Canada servira spécifiquement à soutenir la communauté étudiante canadienne. Les bénéficiaires peuvent recevoir un ou plusieurs des avantages suivants, en tout ou en partie :

* Frais d’inscription ou dispense de frais d’inscription (les récipiendaires recevront une dispense de frais d’inscription, qui les remboursera si l’inscription est déjà payée).

* Frais d’hébergement ou exonération de ces frais

* Frais de transport

Pour postuler, veuillez consulter le site et cliquer sur l’onglet « Travel Grants » (en anglais seulement).

La date limite de candidature est le 15 mars.