Call for abstracts for NACCB2018 closes January 19th

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If you haven’t already applied to the North American Congress for Conservation Biology, please note that the abstract submission for will close in a few days! Consider joining us July 21-26, 2018 for an inspiring, energetic week of conservation.

Details for abstract submission can be found: http://scbnorthamerica.org/index.php/5125-2/

We hope to see you there!

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Job opportunity – Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre in Nova Scotia approached SCB Toronto and wanted to let it’s members know it has an opening for the upcoming season. If you are interested, please check out their job posting: HLC_Job_posting

SCB Toronto – Conservation Conversations December 2017

In December, SCB – Toronto will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on the relationship between public perception, conservation policy and pollination biology in North America.

We will discuss Sheila R. Colla and J. Scott MacIvor paper “Questioning public perception, conservation policy and recovery action for honeybees in North America.”

A link to the paper follows: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12839/abstract

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

December 13th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

SCB – Toronto

Conservation Conversations – SCB Toronto Journal Club July 2017

In July, SCB-TO will hold another conservation conversation! For this opportunity, our journal club will focus on how developing a personal sense of connection to animals may provide educational and communication strategies to enhance engagement in conservation initiatives.

We will discuss A. Grajal et al. 2015 paper “The complex relationship between personal sense of connection to animals and self-reported proenvironmental behaviors by zoo visitors.” Link here.

All are welcome, including undergraduates, graduate students, conservation professionals, and members of the public!

July 13th 6:00 – 7:00pm at Harvest Noon (16 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor). Article discussion, with casual discussion and socializing at the GSU pub to follow.

We are looking forward on seeing you there!

Toronto March for Science

As many of you are aware, the Toronto March for Science: https://sciencemarchto.ca/ is happening this Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. The event will begin with opening remarks scheduled for 11:00am at Nathan Phillips square. After this, the march will be lead towards Queen’s Park. At 12:00pm the rally and speakers will continue at Queen’s Park.

If you are looking for people to march with, you are welcome to march alongside SCB-Toronto. We are meeting at the south-east corner of University and Amoury (https://goo.gl/maps/qS1srBmpMyQ2) at 10:45am and will begin walking towards Nathan Phillips square at 11:00am.

Happy marching,

SCB-Toronto.