Wildlife 70: a symposium on long-term research

Dates: 1-4 May 2017

Location: Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

Theme: The symposium will focus on  long-term research, and its importance in understanding ecology, evolution, and conservation. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Charles Krebs and Dr. Marco-Festa-Bianchet.

Important dates: Registration and abstract submission will open on 1 December 2016.

For more information: Please visit the conference web page at http://wildlife70.com.

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2016 CSEE Election Results

We are very pleased to announce the results for this year’s election to the CSEE council. Five positions were open. First, Professor Isabelle Coté from Simon Fraser University was elected as the society’s next Vice-President, for two years starting at this summer’s AGM in St. John’s in July, followed by two years as President. Professor Yolanda Morbey from Western University was acclaimed as Treasurer. Professors Alison Derry (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Chris Eckert (Queen’s University) were elected as councillors. Dr. Julie Yee-Law, from University of British Columbia, was elected as a postdoctoral/student councillor. We look forward to working with new members of the council as CSEE continues to evolve in Canada’s rapidly changing scientific landscape.

We are equally grateful to colleagues who were not elected. Professors Jana Vamosi (University of Calgary), Graham Thompson (Western University), Marc Johnson (University of Toronto, Mississauga), Megan Frederickson (University of Toronto, St. George), Ms. Nicola Day (Wilfrid Laurier), and Mr. Tom Iwanicki (University of Victoria) also received considerable support in this election, and we appreciate their service and leadership.

Survey results: Canadian Science Publishing

Results from a survey by Canadian Science Publishing of 500 Canadian researchers on their behaviours and attitudes to scholarly publishing, dealing with aspects such as open access, funding of research, and journal features, are now available, and we welcome comments and feedback!  The survey can be found at http://www.cdnsciencepub.com/learning-centre/impact-and-discovery/Researcher-Survey-Results.aspx.  The full report is available in English and the key findings have been translated into French; the French PDF can be  downloaded directly from here:  http://www.cdnsciencepub.com/files/PDF/Translation_Key_points_and_intro_f.pdf

Publicize your outreach project!

Are you a CSEE member involved with a project that facilitates awareness about ecology and evolution in your community? If so we would like to know about it so that we can provide publicity for your work!

Please send an email to Fanie Pelletier with a brief description of your project. If you have a presence on the web, please also provide a website address so that we can put a link on the CSEE website’s Outreach page. You can submit the story about your project in either French or English.