About The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists provides a forum for plant scientists in Canada to
meet and discuss not only the latest scientific developments in the field, but also the political,
social and financial issues that we all face as we develop our research and/or teaching careers.
Why should you join CSPB?
Meet other plant scientists:
CSPB organizes annual meetings, frequently in conjunction with another society, to promote
interaction among plant scientists. We met with the Canadian Botanical Association in Guelph in
1995 and the Canadian Society of Plant Molecular Biologists in Quebec City in 1996. In 1997,
we met with the American Society, the Japanese Society and the Australian Society of
Plant Physiologists in Vancouver. In addition, CSPB organizes an annual Eastern Regional
Meeting and a biennial Western Regional Meeting to promote collegiality and informal
interactions among all its members.
Join in recognizing excellence in plant biology:
CSPB recognizes excellence in plant biology through awards. The Gold Medal Award, the
C.D. Nelson Award, the David J. Gifford Award in Tree Physiology and the Gleb Krotkov Award all
honor outstanding contributions to plant physiology in research and in service to the society. The
President's Awards and the Regional Directors' Awards are presented for the best student oral
and poster presentations at the Annual General Meeting and the Eastern and Western Regional
Network with other plant scientists in Canada:
Although scientific discoveries are often presented on an international stage, it is still essential to
promote communication among plant scientists within Canada in order to exchange scientific
ideas and news, to foster collaborative research, to work together to lobby for research funding
and to provide a supportive environment at all stages of our careers. CSPB is working to produce
a regular electronic newsletter and to develop a World Wide Web site to promote communication
among our members and to provide information about jobs, fellowships and potential sources of
funding. We also publish a regularly up-dated membership list to provide a means of contacting
Promote public relations in plant science:
It is essential that we work together to educate the general public and federal and provincial
governments about the importance of research in plant sciences - whether the research increases
our fundamental understanding of biology or leads to the development of new or improved
agricultural, horticultural and forest products.
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