2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference

2021 North American Forest Insect Work Conference 25-28 May 2021 Shaping Forests: Action in a Changing World We are proud to announce that the final program has been published and is now available for your viewing pleasure! Registration is now OPEN with early bird registration occurring until May 1! Please visit the NAFIWC website to register! Student Competition Judges: We are currently in search of nine judges for three sessions of student paper competitions all…

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1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE)

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) A free virtual event held from 1st–15th July 2021 This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world, with no concerns of travel or related expenditures, while at the same time, allowing the rapid dissemination of global advances in the study of insects among the entire scientific community. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IECE. Through this event, we…

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Black in Entomology Week: February 22-26 2021

Mark your calendars for Black in Entomology Week, happening virtually from Feb. 22-26. This is an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting Black entomologists, organized by Maydianne Andrade, Swanne Gordon, Vik Iyengar, Shakara Maggitt, Michelle Samuel-Foo, Jessica Ware, and Natasha Young. The goals of #BlackInEnto week include fostering community among Black entomologists, including students and enthusiasts, for Black entomologists to inspire others and share their passion for insects (and other terrestrial arthropods), and to create…

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Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large

Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large The Society will hold an online ballot to select candidates for a Societal Director and Director at Large. The selected candidates will then be presented as a slate for formal election by members at the Annual Members’ Meeting in fall 2021. Nominations for these positions must be signed by three active members of the Society and be received by the Secretary of the Entomological Society…

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JAM 2021 and ESC Business Meetings

JAM 2021 and ESC Business Meetings Recently the ESC Executive Council met with members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the meeting to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic The Council learned that, although the LOC has taken steps to limit financial penalties, in the absence of a legislated prohibition of  meetings, the penalty for cancelling the contract with the meeting hotel would be about $75,000. The Council also learned that the electronic…

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Update

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is developing strategies for the ESC to become a more inclusive and welcoming society. The committee is currently working on: Acknowledging the diversity within the society. Creating an EDI package for current and future Boards of Directors. Creating a list of resources for members to familiarize themselves with equity, diversity, and inclusion issues and concepts. Offering workshops for – a) board of directors and b) members, during the…

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ESC 2020 Photo Contest Winners

By Amanda Roe (ESC Photo Contest Organizer) & Sean McCann (ESC Photo Contest Organizer-in-Training) ~~~~ We are pleased to announce the winners of the ESC Annual Photo Contest. This year saw 27 people participate in our annual ESC Photo Contest. They submitted a high number of entries – 99 to be precise. We wish to thank all the entrants for their fine collection of photos.  We would also like to thank the anonymous judges who…

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Introducing a Co-EiC Model to The Canadian Entomologist

By Dezene Huber, Suzanne Blatt, and Amanda Roe, Co-Editors in Chief of The Canadian Entomologist. Volunteering as editor-in-chief (EiC) for The Canadian Entomologist is intellectually and professionally rewarding, but it is also a major task. Even with the support of an excellent paid, part-time editorial assistant, depending on the influx of new and revised manuscripts, the EiC typically spends, as a rather conservative estimate, at least five to 10 hours a week on journal-related tasks. This is…

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