Early bird registration for the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Saskatchewan is now open. Register before August 25, 2023 to take advantage of early bird prices. We look forward to seeing you in person in Saskatoon, October 15-18, 2023!

ESC Members can take advantage of member AND early bird pricing by logging into their ESC accounts to register.

ESS Members that are not also ESC Members will receive promo codes from the ESS Treasurer to use when registering to take advantage of member AND early bird pricing.

For more information about registration, click here. For any issues using the registration site, please contact

Book hotel rooms now to take advantage of conference pricing.

Field trip anyone?
Let the Local Organizing Committee know if you’d like to join a field trip to Wanuskewin Heritage Park, just outside of Saskatoon, on Sunday morning (October 15) when you register for the meeting! The LOC will make the trip happen if there is sufficient interest and costs can be kept low.

The Scientific Program Committee now welcomes abstract submissions for contributed presentations and posters. Please visit our website for more information about abstract submission requirements and the Graduate Student Showcase.

The deadline to submit abstracts is August 25, 2023.

For questions about abstract submissions or the scientific program in general, please contact


a photo of a metallic green jewel wasp on a strayberry flower with a greenish background.

Nineteenth Annual Photo Contest
The 19th Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2023 cover of the Bulletin of the
Entomological Society of Canada is now underway. The cover images are intended to represent
the breadth of entomology covered by the Society’s publications. Insects and non-insect
arthropods in forestry, urban settings or agriculture; landscapes, field, laboratory or close-ups; or
activities associated with physiology, behaviour, taxonomy or IPM are all desirable. A couple of
‘Featured Insects’ are also needed. If selected, your photo will grace the cover of the Bulletin for
the entire year. In addition, winning photos and a selection of all submitted photos will be shown
on the ESC website, and used in Society-related social media posts.

Contest rules:
Photos of insects and other arthropods in all stages, activities, and habitats are accepted. To
represent the scope of entomological research, we also encourage photos of field plots, laboratory
experiments, insect impacts, research activities, sampling equipment, etc. Photos should, however,
have a clear entomological focus.
Digital images must be submitted in unbordered, high-quality JPG format, with the long side
(width or height) a minimum of 1500 pixels.
Entrants may submit up to five photographs. A caption must be provided with each photo
submitted; photos without captions will not be accepted. Captions should include the locality,
description of activity, if the main subject is other than an insect (if appropriate), and any
interesting or relevant information. Captions should be a maximum of 40 words.
The entrant must be a member in good standing of the Entomological Society of Canada. Photos
must be taken by the entrant, and the entrant must own the copyright.
The copyright of the photo remains with the entrant, but royalty-free use must be granted to the
ESC for inclusion on the cover of one volume (4 issues) of the Bulletin, and on the ESC website,
and in various social media posts by the ESC (credited to the photographer, of course).
Rather than a judging committee, this year, the photo contest organizer will open voting on this
website. Photographers of the top three photos chosen will be awarded the following prizes:
1st: $200 gift certificate for Henry’s Camera. 2nd: $100 gift card for Henry’s Camera. 3rd: $50
gift card for Henry’s Camera.
Submission deadline is 15 September 2023.
Submit photos at this URL:

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.

Winter gall of the goldenrod gall fly, opened to show the freezing-tolerant larva within

The posting of Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology” continues with the next 3 installments.

“This series of articles outlines some ancillary aspects of my entomological career, for the potential amusement of readers.”

14. University courses and teaching

15. Scientific conferences

16. Exploring insect cold hardiness


Wasp larvae, uneaten aphid prey, and larva of a chrysidid parasitoid in the nest of a solitary wasp in a bramble stem.

Continuing with the posting of Hugh Danks’ series “Wider aspects of a career in Entomology”, this post presents 3 more installments.

“This series of articles outlines some ancillary aspects of my entomological career, for the potential amusement of readers.

11. An amateur in France


 12. Graduate studies in England

13. Graduate studies in England, continued


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