The Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017. It was founded in 1977 as a result of the actions of the ESC. In celebration of the anniversary, BSC has published a history, written by Hugh Danks, Head of the Survey from 1977 to 2007. The Biological Survey of Canada: A Personal History is a 188-page account of the first 42 years of BSC. It is available as a free download, or through print-on-demand. Click here for further details and to obtain your copy.
The Thirteenth Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2018 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is underway. The submission deadline is 15 August 2017. Entries should be submitted as an attachment to an email message; the subject line should start with “ESC Photo Contest Submission”. Send the email message to: email@example.com.
ESC members are entitled to a 20% discount on personal purchases of all Academic/Professional titles published by Cambridge University Press. To see what publications are available, log in as a member, select the “Members Area” page and look for the link. You will need to enter the access code given below the link.
The March 2017 issue is now online.
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Header photo by Crystal Ernst (details)