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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.

For those making advance plans:

JAM 2024 will be held in Quebec City, 20-23 October 2024.
More information will follow in the new year.

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

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

26. Evolution of the Entomological Society of Canada

This final article in Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology”, which outlines some ancillary aspects of his career, recounts the evolution of the ESC.


Hello there,

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

(Download events .pdf here.)

Trivia!

Attendees can now sign up to participate in a trivia (https://forms.gle/EEn9H6Z56QxqqeWV7)

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 (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

Bug War Games!

Student members can also sign up to participate in our first Bug War Games (https://forms.gle/yuAFcteyAQ9X9K1y8)

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 (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

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 (georgiana.antochi@usask.ca) or Berenice (berenice.romero@usask.ca).

See you in October,

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

CONTACT THE SOCIETY

Association Coordinator: info@esc-sec.ca

ESC President: ESCPresident@esc-sec.ca

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