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Dear Conference Presenters:

We are able to confirm that all individuals who submitted a request to give a presentation are able to give a presentation. We sent a MailChimp email with that confirmation on May 1 to all presenters. Most people were assigned the format they requested, although a small number of people were shifted from podium talks to poster presentations.

If you did not receive that email, please check your SPAM folder. If you still don’t see the message, you can contact us at for further confirmation.

Susan Lingle, on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

The following message was emailed to all people who were registered for the conference as of May 2:

NSERC Discovery Grant Information Session

Tuesday June 13th, 11:50 - 12:35

This session will present an overview of the application process for NSERC Discovery Grant funding, and address common misperceptions surrounding the evaluation of applications for grant funding. Details of how Evaluation Group (EG) members employ the "Conference Model" to bin grant applications, and how those bins are translated into funding awarded will be of particular interest to Early Career Researchers, but there will also be ample time for participants, including Established Researchers, to ask questions of experienced former members of NSERC EG 1503 (Evolution and Ecology) and NSERC Senior Program Officer Brenda MacMurray. In that this session will occur within the 90-minute lunch break, participants can order a boxed lunch provided by the RBC Convention Centre to eat during the session for $35 (taxes and gratuities included; e-mail us at: to reserve a boxed lunch), or forage opportunistically from a nearby food truck or restaurant in the 40 minutes between the end of this session and the start of the afternoon plenary presentations.

Breaking Poster News

We are offering an option for all poster presenters (in-person or remote) to upload a pdf copy of their poster into Pheedloop (the conference registration app) so that it is visible to registered delegates during the conference and for 3 months following the conference. We encourage all poster presenters to use this option to create additional opportunities for dialogue with other delegates during and after the conference. Please prepare a pdf at a maximum of 3 MB. Instructions to upload posters will be posted on the conference website by June 1st.

For in-person posters, the recommended size for your poster is 36” high, 42” wide (91 cm high, 107 cm wide) with a maximum height of 40” (102 cm) and maximum width of 44” (112 cm) (landscape format).


Spaces are still available in June 11 workshops including Communicating Science on Social Media; Publishing for Early-Career Researchers; Establishing a Long-Term Research Network; and several aspects of R. Check out the workshop descriptions on the website, then contact us to say which you’d like to take (

Wildlife Acoustics is offering a workshop during lunch on June 12, “Turning Sound into Discovery: Using Wildlife Audio Recorders as a Valuable Research Tool”. Contact us by Monday, May 15 if you would like to register for this workshop.

Field Trips and Lunch at The Forks (June 11)

Room is still available for the out-of-town field trip to the Brokenhead Fen Wetland Trail, with myriad orchids should be in flower. Or have a relaxed morning as you take the short in-town morning tour, “History of the Forks”, that recounts the histories of the First Nations who traded at The Forks for millennia, details the arrival of outsiders who charted this territory for Europe, and tells the story of the Métis Nation, which shaped what would ultimately become Manitoba during the fur trade era. Check out these field trip options on the website, then contact us to say which you’d like to take (

Conference attendees are invited to meet at The Common at The Forks between 12 and 2 pm, a relaxing gathering place at the Junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, where you can find many inexpensive and tasty food options to purchase for lunch (many beverage options too) and visit with other conference attendees.

Public Plenary If you would like an additional ticket for a companion to attend the Public Plenary, being held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on June 13 evening, let us know (

Closing Soirée at Patio 340

We encourage you to attend the Closing Soirée, being held at a casual outdoor venue in Winnipeg’s French Quarter, le patio 340. Dinner will be catered by The Feast Café, a First Nations owned and operated restaurant and catering service that offers delicious cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, and is heavily engaged with the West End Community in Winnipeg. Following dinner and a live auction, the Franco-Manitobain and Métis band Ça Claque will play, accompanied by traditional dancers and, we expect, by many of you! To indicate your interest in attending the Soiree, complete the form at this link, or send an email to

Remember to check the conference website (News and Updates blog) or twitter and mastodon for regular updates.

We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg this June!

The CSEE-CBA 2023 local organizing committee

Organizer: Bruno Eleres Soares

Schedule: June 11, 9 am to 12 pm

Description: This workshop is designed to teach you how to create and manage a science communication (SciComm) program using social media. You will learn how to identify the target audience and an adequate editorial strategy to reach them, but also how to create a program that can adapt into your life. We will discuss techniques for creating effective science communication messages to specific audiences, how to choose the best venue for your program (e.g., YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, etc.) and be invited to think on the opportunities and strengths we currently have to reach our SciComm goals. Our workshop will foster an inclusive learning environment that recognizes our particularities as scientists and the different ways we can tackle science communication to reach different people. By planning effective science communication programs in groups, we are able to create a landscape that effectively communicates science to everyone. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your science communication skills and promote a more inclusive scientific education. This workshop is sponsored by CIEE.

What to bring: A fully charged laptop with internet access. Free WiFi will be available. We will use Google Docs and Jamboard using web browsers.

Cost: $20

Maximum number of participants: 20

Interested? Send an email to with a request to register in this workshop.

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution AND Canadian Botanical Association

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