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The February 2017 issue of The Canadian Entomologist is now available online to ESC Members

In addition, a special issue of the journal, entitled Forest Entomology in Canada was recently published. The issue is a centennial celebration of Forest Entomology in Canada and contains 14 papers involving 38 Canadian scientists.

Any member having difficulty accessing the journal, should refer to the instructions in the EBlast sent to all members on 12 October 2016.

Your Society is updating its website!

The Public Education Committee is seeking public education resources and links to our member’s lab websites for the “Entomology Resources” pages on the society’s new website. For more information please see the eBlast circulated to all members on December 12.

The December 2016 issue is now online.
It is Membership Renewal Time!

To renew, please click Join/Renew at the top of the homepage or click on here. You will be offered the choice to renew online or through a paper form.

When you login, you will be offered, from the login screen, the link to renew under Profile Home, Manage Profile or Membership Info in the right hand menu bar. “Renew your membership now” will be at the top of the next page for you to click on. You will then be prompted to review all the information that was previously input into your record. Once your information has been reviewed and submitted you will have the option to choose your membership category for renewal, as well as the option to purchase either of the publications from Annual Reviews that ESC makes available at a reduced price to members.

For those who wish to contribute to any or all of the scholarships in the ESC Scholarship Fund you can do so by clicking on Donations in the top banner or by clicking on https://esc-sec.site-ym.com/donations/ Please note that access to membership-related files and the link to The Canadian Entomologist can be found, once logged in, under Member's Area in the top banner.

Please contact the office (888-821-8219 or info@esc-sec.ca) with any issues you may have.
Upcoming meetings in North America
Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 22-25 October 2017.
Meeting of the International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) working group "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate" co-organized by the Western Palearctic Regional Section (WPRS) and Nearctic Regional Section (NRS). Niagara Falls, Ontario, 4-8 June 2017.

Upcoming meetings outside North America
5th International Entomophagous Insects Conference Kyoto, Japan, 16-20 October, 2017.
Eagle Hill Institute's Seminars on Insects, Spiders, and Arthropod Photography. Eagle Hill, Maine, 2017.
Twelfth Annual Photo Contest
The Twelfth Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2017 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is now closed to submissions. For more information, see the contest rules.
As required by the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the approved financial statements of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Canada Scholarship Fund for the financial year January 1 – December 31 2014 and the partial financial year January 1 – June 30 2015 are now available for members to view in the Members’ Area of the website at http://members.esc-sec.ca/?ESCMemberHome. The partial year statement for 2015 was required by the change of the Society’s and the Fund’s financial year ends to June 30.
Online Archives
Back issues of The Canadian Entomologist and Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada can be purchased as digital archives from Cambridge University Press. For more information on TCE, click here. For more information on the Memoirs, click here for online versions and here for hard copies.

A female Agapostemon sp. (Halictidae), foraging on fireweed in June on the UBC Okanagan (Kelowna) campus.
[photo by Bob Lalonde]
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If you have any questions about the ESC or entomological Issues, send an e-mail to our President, Dr. Neil Holliday.

Header photo by Crystal Ernst (details)