The Canadian Council on Animal Care has released a draft of "CCAC guidelines: Animal welfare assessment". They are inviting comments on this draft from all interested parties.

My goal was to characterize the morphological progression of the regenerating limb, and to broadly define the nature of the pathways by which the arm was replaced.

An annoucement from The Canadian Council on Animal Care/ Le Conseil canadien de protection des animaux (CCAC/CCPA) Find the original at (http://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/cbk2-yu3wy–jbuaq-an68z150)   The Three Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement) are universally recognized as providing the overarching ethical principles for animal-based science. While there are elements relating to the Three Rs that can be directly…

Deadline extended to April 18th! Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency is inviting consultation on the use of pesticides to control “vertebrate pests”. Given the expertise many CSZ members possess, The CSZ Executive Council wants to draw member attention to this announcement (despite the late notice). Wolf Awareness, a research, education, and conservation organization, has…

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I am happy to report that registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, May 13-17th, 2019 in Windsor, Ontario is now open! Register by March 15th, 2019 to secure early bird registration rates! How to register Current CSZ Members Login to your member profile…

Many in CSZ may be pleased to learn Editors (and noted CSZ’ers) Saber Saleuddin, Angela Lange, and Ian Orchard have just published the following book with the CRC Press.

On behalf of the CSZ executive, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2019 CSZ elections. Over 43% of eligible voters participated and we hope the experience was convenient and easy for our members. And the winners are: Regular Councillor (retiring May 2022) Sarah Alderman Gary Burness Kyle Elliot Student Councillor (retiring…

The CMD and IEE sections are pleased to support a special symposium at the CSZ-SCZ 2019 Annual Meeting honoring the life and contributions of Professor A. Richard Palmer. See the poster below for more information. Ken Welch Communications Officer On behalf of Tetsuto Miyashita

NSERC has released statistics on the 2018 Discovery Grant and RTI competitions here. You can find statistics from other years here. Congratulations to 2018’s successful applicants and good luck to those of us applying/renewing in 2019! Ken Welch Communications Officer

Hello everyone, I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that the 2019 Annual Conference website is live! See it here: https://csz-scz2019.com/ Check back regularly for updates! Ken Welch Communications Officer

Dear CSZ members, Support for human diversity in all its forms in our membership is an implicit core value of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. Because the single most important event in the CSZ calendar is the Annual Meeting, and the social and scientific interactions associated with it, ensuring that all our members are able…

There is a new way to post job ads on the CSZ website! Any member in good standing can now post job ads to the CSZ website! To post a job ad, log in to your member profile page (or find a member willing to do this on your behalf), and click “Job post (NEW)” and complete…

Dear CSZ members,I am delighted to announce the recipients of CSZ’s 2019 major awards, each of whom will give a plenary talk at the 2019 CSZ annual meeting in Windsor, ON, in May. The F.E.J. Fry Medal recognising an outstanding contribution to zoology goes to Bob Shadwick from the University of British Columbia. The R.G.…

The elections for CSZ council members is on now! Make your voice heard!

U Laval PhD student Chloé Berger reports on her CSZ-funded research at UBC.

Dear CSZ Members, I’m emailing with two items of importance to CSZ members. Firstly, CSZ has been asked to provide feedback on proposals by the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to Set up an interdisciplinary tri-agency research fund, Strengthen equity, inclusivity, and diversity in research, and Improve support for Early Career Researchers. You can read about these proposals…

In the spring of 2018, I was fortunate to receive the CPB/CSZ Student Research Grant, which allowed me to travel to the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan to work with Dr. Koichi Kawakami.

This year, I had the opportunity to attend the American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting Comparative Physiology: Complexity and Integration in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Bulletin is published two times a year (winter and spring) by the Canadian Society of Zoologists. Members are invited to contribute short articles in either English or French and any information that might be of interest to Canadian zoologists. Send an electronic file. Figures, line drawings and photographs may be included. All manuscripts submitted…

Tri-Agencies invite feedback on a draft Data Management Policy NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC have jointly released a draft policy concerning the management and public deposition of research data in its many forms. This policy will have direct impacts on how we all conduct research, and thus, we are all asked to provide feedback on this…

APS Intersociety Meeting, Comparative Physiology: Complexity and Integration flyer released The APS Intersociety Meeting, taking place in New Orleans, Louisianna, USA, Oct. 25-28, 2018, has released a flyer touting the many excellent symposia that will be showcased. Read more in the PDF flyer below.

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrates Dr. Stephanie DeWitte-Orr’s award! Wilfrid Laurier University has issued a press release celebrating Associate Professor Stephanie DeWitte-Orr’s winning the Robert G. Boutilier New Investigator Award. The Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award is to encourage and honor CSZ members within seven years of receiving their first academic or professional appointment. The individual…