Sea Otters – August 2021

This month we crack into the life of sea otters as our “Whale of the Month.” Though they have a charming disposition, looks are deceiving for these feisty creatures! Sea Otter and her pup in Monterey Bay, California; photo credits Suzi Eszterhas/Minden Pictures Sea Otter vs River Otters Before we get started, what is the difference between sea otters and river otters? Well, let’s start with size: sea otters are MUCH larger than river otters.…

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Sea Otters – August 2021

This month we crack into the life of sea otters as our “Whale of the Month.” Though they have a charming disposition, looks are deceiving for these feisty creatures! Sea Otter and her pup in Monterey Bay, California; photo credits Suzi Eszterhas/Minden Pictures Sea Otter vs River Otters Before we get started, what is the difference between sea otters and river otters? Well, let’s start with size: sea otters are MUCH larger than river otters.…

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I’m Presenting at Geek Week 2021

The Pet Professional Guild's Geek Week 2021 is an online educational event with internationally renowned speakers--and I'm excited to be one of them!By Zazie Todd PhDI’m delighted to share with you that I’m going to be presenting at this year's Geek Week, taking place on November 13-17.Geek Week is a virtual educational event hosted by the Pet Professional Guild and its partners. It’s aimed at pet professionals – as well as anyone with a wider…

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The Anxious Traveller

Last time I was in an airport it was 2013. I was still used to flying then, even though I hadn’t flown in a year. Now it’s been 8 years since I’ve been in an airport. I’ve taken the float plane to Vancouver, but that’s a completely different experience: no check ins, no security, no line-ups, no waiting to get out of the plane. I’m feeling a surge of anxiety about travelling that I can’t…

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Seeking next ESC Treasurer

The Entomological Society of Canada is looking to fill the position of Treasurer, beginning in autumn 2021. Please note that the Treasurer is considered an officer of the Society and is expected to attend the annual meeting of the Governing Board. The Treasurer’s cost of attending this meeting is covered by ESC in the event the Treasurer does not have funding from another source for such expenses. The duties include, but are not limited to,…

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ISBT In Focus 2021

ISBT In Focus 2021 Stem Cells Transfusion Blood Tuesday, August 03, 2021 Dr. Geraldine Walsh “ISBT In Focus”, which took place virtually in June 2021, offered themed sessions in two time-zones to ensure as many delegates as possible could take part, and used state-of-the-art lectures and interactive sessions. I chatted to two Canadian Blood Services delegates who attended the congress: senior scientist, Dr. Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, and postdoctoral fellow in Ramirez-Arcos’ laboratory, Dr. Sylvia Ighem Chi.…

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