ESC-ESS JAM 2014 Special Events

More Details to Follow

ESC-ESS JAM Opening Ceremonies & Plenary Session - Sunday September 28, 8:30-10:00am

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Gold Medal Award Address
  • Plenary Session

Graduate Student Showcase - Sunday, Sept. 28

The Graduate Student Showcase is now accepting applications! Learn more & submit HERE.

Welcome Reception - Sunday Sept. 28, 7-10pm; Eat, drink and mingle with friends new and old at the ESC-ESS JAM Opening Reception. Appetizers will be served, along with a cash bar. Extra tickets for guests are available for purchase on the registration page REGISTER

Student Mixer - Monday Sept.29, Picasso Room 7-10pm. Plans are underway for a related activity, perhaps involving a “crawl”. Watch this space for more information.

Lunch & Learn - Tuesday Sept. 30. This year, there will be a Lunch & Learn session for students (sponsored by Dow AgroSciences Canada) on September 30th 2014, on job interviews and career opportunities. The goal of this lunch workshop is to provide students with a better understanding of what is expected from them during job interviews. The workshop will consist of a panel of recruitment experts from industry and academia that will answer questions from the students and engage in an informal discussion. Our banquet will be the social highlight of the meeting. Student prizes will be awarded, and there will be unique entomological entertainment - be prepared to participate.

ESC-ESS Banquet Dinner, Student Awards, & Entertainment - Tuesday Sept. 30, 6-11pm. Our banquet will be the social highlight of the meeting. Student prizes will be awarded, and there will be unique entomological entertainment - be prepared to participate.

Remember to Donate and Purchase Items at the Students’ Silent Auction

The Student Affairs Committee is organizing a Silent Auction to be held during JAM 2104. All funds raised through the Silent Auction are donated to the ESC Student Scholarships and Awards fund. If you or someone you know is cleaning out the office and looking to get rid of entomology related books or other items (trinkets, artwork, jewellery, field gear, t-shirts, etc.), the Silent Auction would love to have them. Please bring them along with you to the meeting and drop them off at the Silent Auction tables (near the Registration Desk). For large or heavier items, or if you would like to ship your donations in advance (please note, shipping charges will not be reimbursed), please send them to: Lars Andreassen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0X2 (Lars.Andreassen@agr.gc.ca).

The Silent Auction is a great opportunity to find out-of-print books and items at excellent prices while showing your support for student members of the ESC. Be sure to come by and browse the Silent Auction tables - you may find a first edition of “Origin of Species”.