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ICE 2016 Early Bird registration deadline extended for ESC members!
Early bird registration for the International Congress of Entomology closes on March 25. However, we have just been advised by the Entomological Society of America that ESC members can benefit from the extended early bird deadline of May 31, which is the same deadline that applies to ESA members. We will be receiving a discount code that can be used by ESC members to get the early bird rate when registering up to May 31. Further details will be sent out as soon as they are available.
2016 Membership Renewal Instructions

We would like to welcome you to our brand new Member Portal.

To renew, please click Join/Renew at the top of the homepage or click on Join/Renew You will be offered the choice to renew online or through a paper form. To renew online, your username is the email address where you received this email. Your temporary password is Password1. As we are using new software for the 2016 membership renewal, your previous usernames and passwords are not usable for your initial login.

When you login for your first time, 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. Please take the time to change your password and/or username, as well as any other required information. (You may enter and subsequently reuse either of your old usernames, and passwords, if you wish.) 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.
Entomological Society of Canada Travel Awards for the 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology
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://www.esc-sec.ca/ee/index.php. 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.

Joint Annual Meeting 2015: Montreal, November 8-11
Online registration closed. Please register on site.

Voting to select candidates for Director at Large and Societal Director (Second Vice-President) of the Entomological Society of Canada has now closed.
Thanks to all members who participated. The selected candidates will be presented for election at the Annual General Meeting in Montreal on November 10 2015.
The June 2016 issue is now online.
Eleventh Annual Photo Contest
The Eleventh Annual Photo Contest to select images for the 2016 covers of The Canadian Entomologist and the Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada is over. View winning photos and a slideshow of submitted photos here.
Upcoming meetings in North America
Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Ontario. Elgin, Ontario. 18-20 September 2015.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Quebec (Entomology in the Anthropocene) Montreal, Quebec, 8-11 November 2015.
Entomology 2015: Entomological Society of America 63rd Annual Meeting (Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions). The meeting will be co-located with the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America). Minneapolis, Minnesota, 14-18 November 2015.
XXV International Congress of Entomology (Entomology without Borders) in conjunction with the Entomological Society of Canada Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida, 25-30 September 2016.

Upcoming meetings outside North America
Ento’15: International Symposium of the Royal Entomological Society (Insect Ecosystem Services) Dublin, Ireland, 2-4 September 2015.
4th International Entomophagous Insects Conference 2015 Torre del Mar, Malaga, Spain, 4-9 October 2015.
2016 ESC Annual Meeting and International Congress of Entomology
We are pleased to announce that we will be co-locating our 2016 annual meeting with the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) hosted by the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in Orlando, Florida (see http://ice2016orlando.org/)! The ESC Governing Board has voted to accept the ESA's invitation to join them and other national entomological societies at the ICE 2016 venue.

We also are pleased to introduce Murray Isman (UBC) as our appointed representative to the ICE Organizing Committee. Murray is already poised to collaborate with the ESA in ensuring a smooth merger of meetings. Of the options presented to us by the ESA in their invitation, we have opted for a separate, pre-ICE conduct of our Society's business, and then full access to what will be a diverse and rich ICE scientific program under the theme of Entomology without Borders.

So mark your calendars for September 23- 30, 2016, and look forward to more announcements as we move closer to the big event.

~ Your ESC Executive

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. Terry Wheeler.

Header photo by Crystal Ernst (details)