Election nominations extended – your Society needs YOU!

CSEE’s 2022 election nominations are extended until July 10th – and we need YOU, because your Society works through its elected Council. It’s a rewarding role.

Nominations are open for the positions of Vice President (President-Elect), Treasurer, Regular Council Member (two seats), and Graduate Student Councillor. For more details, see https://www.csee-scee.ca/csee-council-elections-2022/.

– Steve Heard (CSEE President) and Jeannette Whitton (CSEE Vice President)

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2022 Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling with the following theme: Biodiversity changes and data visualization

Presented by the Université de Sherbrooke, the Integrative Ecology Lab (Pr Dominique Gravel) and the NSERC CREATE program BIOS2, the Computational Biology Science and Services training program.

August 22 to 26, 2022 at Centre de villégiature Jouvence (Resort), Orford, QC.

Classes will be taught in English, with bilingual support, and workshops will be conducted in both languages.

Registration until July 11, 2022 or until capacity is reached.

Information and registration: https://www.usherbrooke.ca/ecoles-de-pointe/en/2022-biodiversity-modelling

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Porsild-Consaul Award, Canadian Botanical Association

This is to remind everyone of the upcoming deadline for the
Porsild-Consaul Award, given annually for the best paper published by a
student in the field of plant systematics and phytogeography.

The Canadian Botanical Association (CBA-ABC) Student Paper Awards are
for work done while the author is a student and published within two
years of graduation. Eligibility includes students at all Canadian
universities as well as Canadian students who have studied abroad.
Students do not have to be CBA members to be eligible for these awards.
The award is described here:
https://www.cba-abc.ca/awards/porsild-consaul-award/.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2022. Application guidelines
for student paper awards can be found on the CBA website here:
https://www.cba-abc.ca/awards/application-guidelines-for-student-paper-awards/.
The Porsild-Consault Award is valued at $1000, and the winner will be
announced at the CBA-ABC 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held at the
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, June 6-9, 2022. The
conference website is here: https://abc-cba2022.uqat.ca/ .

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CSEE Council Elections 2022

Do you want to advance the profile of ecology, evolution, and conservation in Canada? Do you want to get things done on behalf of the broader community? Do have ideas, energy and a little bit of time?  Then run for CSEE Council!

We are now seeking nominations for the positions of: Vice-President (who will serve 2 years as VP and then two years as President), Treasurer (3 year term), Regular Councillor (2 positions, 3 year terms) and Graduate Student Councillor (1 position, 2 year term).  You can read descriptions of what the jobs entail in our Standing Rules, available through this link: https://csee-scee.ca/constitution-2/ 

You may nominate yourself or a colleague (with their consent). Candidates, please write a short bio (7-10 lines) about you, what you will bring to the CSEE, and what you hope to accomplish. Send the bio along with a headshot to the CSEE Vice-President (jeannette(dot)whitton(at)botany.ubc.ca).

Nominations are accepted until June 15th, 2022 July 10th, 2022, with elections to take place in July. New council members will take up their positions following the 2022 AGM in August.

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BIOS² Program for Graduate Students 

The 2021 call to apply as a Fellow for the Computational Biodiversity Science and Services (BIOS²) training program is now open and applications will be accepted until July 18, 2021.

BIOS2 is a community of early career researchers who are learning and applying modern-day computational and quantitative techniques to biodiversity challenges. The BIOS2 training program is a NSERC-CREATE program that aims at widening opportunities and skill sets among students and postdoctoral fellows and increasing recruitment in Biodiversity science in the Canadian job market.

We welcome applications from graduate students with diverse background and experience who share a passion for biodiversity and a curiosity for computation!

For information: https://bios2.usherbrooke.ca/get-involved/graduate-students/
To apply: https://bios2.usherbrooke.ca/2021/06/21/bios2-fellows-2021-2022/
To share on tweeter: https://twitter.com/_bios2/status/1407063540142325766?s=20

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2021 Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling with the following theme:  Evaluating Models with Ecological Data

The objective of this course is to train students methods and skills to fit models to ecological data. Emphasis will be put on algorithms and computational methods in order to develop abilities to solve a wide range of problems.

August 16 to 25, 2021

Online and hybrid training. Courses will be online with the possibility of organizing local hubs (according to public health directives). Courses will be conducted in English, with bilingual support.

Registration by July 12, 2021

Poster: [Affiche_EcoleEte_Biodiversite_Web_EN]

Information and registration here [https://www.usherbrooke.ca/sciences-ete/en/summer-school-in-biodiversity-modelling-2021/summer-school-in-biodiversity-2021/] or here [https://bios2.usherbrooke.ca/2021/06/14/summer-school-biodiversity-modeling-2021/]

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CSEE Council Elections (excerpt from the May 2021 members bulletin)

Do you want to advance the profile of ecology, evolution, and conservation in Canada? Do you want to get things done on behalf of the broader community? Do have ideas, energy and a little bit of time?  Then run for CSEE Council!

We are now seeking nominations for the positions of: Secretary (3 year term), Regular Councillor (2 positions, 3 year terms) and Graduate Student/Post-doctoral Councillor (1 position, 2 year term).  You can read about what the jobs entail in our Standing Rules, available through this link: https://csee-scee.ca/constitution-2/

You may nominate yourself or a colleague (with their consent). Candidates, please write a short bio (7-10 lines) about you, what you will bring to the CSEE, and what you hope to accomplish. Send the bio along with a headshot to the CSEE Vice-President (jeannette(dot)whitton(at)botany.ubc.ca).

Nominations are accepted until July 1st 2021, with elections to take place in July. New council members will take up their positions following the 2021 AGM in August.

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PLANT PRACTITIONERS SURVEY

Do you study some aspect of plant ecology or evolution in Canada? Or do you work on the conservation and restoration of plants in Canada? We would like to hear your thoughts on the biggest knowledge gaps in research and applied conservation for plant species at risk in Canada. Please consider answering our 15 minute voluntary online survey for Canadian wild plant practitioners!

The survey was designed by a working group of Canadian scientists who study plants and plant conservation, led by Jenny McCune (University of Lethbridge), Jeannette Whitton (University of British Columbia), and Jana Vamosi (University of Calgary).

We are interested in hearing from people who work in all aspects of native plant conservation and management – those who work for government at the municipal, provincial, or federal levels, those who work in consulting, in the private sector, for non-governmental organizations, and in academia.

If you would like to participate, you can access the survey here:

http://jlmccune.weebly.com/survey.html

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