Please see the Notice of Motion for the CSEE Annual General Meeting. Our Standing Rules require a 20 day period to notify the membership of any proposed changes.
The 23rd CSEE bulletin is now available! It is full of important news, including information about the upcoming CSEE elections, the upcoming 2018 CSEE meeting in Guelph, and a lot of other exciting news!
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has released the latest CCAC Report from The Chair (vol 3. no 3) that highlights of the Board of Directors meeting in December 2017, as well the CCAC’s recent activities and achievements.
22nd Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Marseilles, France
Dates: 25-28 September 2018
Location: CANOPE – Centre Régional de Documentation Pédagogique (CRDP)31, Boulevard d’Athenes 13001, Marseille, FRANCE
* Evolutionary biology concepts / mathematical modeling;
* Biodiversity and Systematics;
* Comparative genomics and post-genomics (at all taxonomic levels);
* Functional phylogeny;
* Environment and biological evolution;
* Origin of life and exobiology;
* Non-adaptive versus adaptive evolution;
* The “minor” phyla: their usefulness in evolutionary biology knowledge;
* Convergent evolution
* Evolution of complex traits (Evo-Devo)
Early Registration (October 2017 – January 2018)
Academics and others…..260 euros
Registration (February – June 2018)
Academics and others…..380 euros
Late Registration (July – September 2018)
Academics and others…..480 euros
Registration fees include coffee breaks, lunches (25th-28th September), 25th and 27th dinners, 26th cocktail and social events during the week-end. Please see Social Events for more information about the week-end.
Student presentation awards
Sean Goodwin, Simon Fraser University – Reduced growth in wild juvenile sockeye salmon infected with sea lice
Shannon Meadley Dunphy, University of Toronto – Population genetics and invasion history of the invasive European fire ant, Myrmica rubra, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kathryn Anderson, University of British Columbia – Calcified herbivore loss may disproportionately drive responses to ocean acidification in natural communities
FACETS Interdisciplinary Research Award
Beverly McClenaghan, Trent University – DNA metabarcoding reveals the broad and flexible diet of a declining aerial insectivore
McGill Hendry Lab NSERC CREATE Poster Award
Katrina Kaur, University of Toronto -Do ant-plant mutualisms drive diversification in ants?
Best poster awards
Tiago Simões, University of Alberta – Reptile phylogeny and the origin and early radiation of lepidosaurs
Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Université du Québec à Montréal -Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity-ecosystem function relationships
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) has released their 2016/2017 Annual Report. Below is a message from the CCAC Chair:
Dear Member Organizations,
I am pleased to share with you the CCAC Annual Report 2016-2017, “Advancing Animal Ethics and Care Through Continuous Improvement and Collaboration”. This is our second annual report since we created the CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020. It reports on the activities and developments pertaining to each of our five strategic goals and how we have built on the work from last year. You will also find a number of plans for the future.
The annual report also illustrates the CCAC’s ongoing appreciation for our dedicated community of volunteer experts, whose work enables the CCAC to bring together the knowledge and experience necessary to advance animal ethics and care in Canadian science. Without your involvement, the CCAC would not be able to bring its mandate to life.
On behalf of the CCAC Board of Directors, I sincerely thank you and your organization for continuing to support the CCAC’s work.
Dr. Eileen Denovan-Wright
Chair, CCAC Board of Directors
CSEE 2018 will be in Guelph from July 18-21. The theme for the 2018 meeting is: Fundamentals in Ecology and Evolution: Now and Into the Future.
Find more information about the meeting here!