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2009 Symposium
Participants at the symposium
(Photo by Don Davis)

In March 2023, we will again be holding our annual Student Symposium. In 2022 it was a virtual symposium on Zoom. Next year, we hope to be back at the Ramsay Wright Zoological Building at the University of Toronto.
Graduate students, senior undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to present a talk (no posters this year). Everyone is welcome to attend. The audience is a good mix of professional and amateur entomologists who provide a large forum for the students.

Students interested in participating should contact Doug Currie, academic co-ordinator of the symposium at dc.currie@utoronto.ca with a provisional title. This year we are aiming for 6 talks, over a broad range of topics.

Talks will be limited to 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions. Abstracts of the talks (250 words) will be published in the TEA newsletter Ontario Insects.

Deadline for applying to participate at the 2023 symposium, including submission of the abstract, will be in early March 2023.

Research Grant

The TEA also offers a $800 research award for students.

A Typical Symposium

Here are the talks presented at the March 2022 Symposium (click on links for videos):

- Kelly Murray-Stoker (caddisfly diversity in urban environments);

- Britney Picinic (mosquito excretion after blood meals);

- Thomas Hall (weevil and the control of garlic mustard);

- Zach Balzer (response of termites to carbon dioxide);

- Sisley Irwin (wilding of urban meadows and diversity);

- Jinghan Tan (internal biology of mosquitoes);

- Jocelyn Armistead (bumble bee collection methods); and

- Jesse Huisken (cooperation in carpenter bees).

For more details, see the agenda and abstracts.