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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.

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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 Meetings, respectively.

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 our members.

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.

CSPB/SCVP Statement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Adapted with permission from Plant Canada (http://www.plantcanada.ca/)

The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists/La Societé Canadienne de Biologie Végétale (CSBP/SCPV) welcomes members from all backgrounds. The Society recognizes that its members have varied backgrounds and wishes to be respectful of all individuals. CSBP/SCPV recognizes, reflects and promotes equity and diversity within the organization. In promoting “equity and diversity”, the CSBP/SCPV will seek to address all attitudinal, systemic, and structural barriers. In addition, this statement adheres to the Canadian Human Rights Act. Under the Canadian Human Rights Act, it is against the law to discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. The goal of our society is for substantive equality, not representational equality.

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