2016 Eastern Regional Meeting

The 2016 CSPB/SCBV Eastern Regional Meeting will take place on November 19th at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario.

A mixer will be held in Hamilton the evening of Friday November 18th at 30 Pine St., Burlington from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. A variety of hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Saturday registration, presentations, posters and lunch will be in the banquet halls of the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Invited plenary speakers include:

    Dr. Maheshi Dassanayake, Louisiana State University
    Dr. Daphne Goring, University of Toronto
    Dr. Jean Greenberg, University of Chicago

The Regional Meetings of the Society have always been an excellent opportunity for graduate students and will continue to be with the 2016 venue. Dates and Deadlines for submission of abstracts will be forthcoming.

CSPB/SCBV ERM 2016 Organizing Committee:

    Robin Cameron.
    Elizabeth Weretilnyk.
    Peter Summers.

Message from the Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens is pleased to welcome members of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Eastern Region, for your meeting on 19 November 2016. Since the early years of formal program development in the 1940s, Royal Botanical Gardens has been undertaking field botany and plant taxonomy research, and for many years was actively engaged in ornamental plant breeding. Developed as both a centre for expertise in and demonstration of ornamental horticulture for Ontario, and as a significant complex of protected nature sanctuaries, Royal Botanical Gardens today is a leader in terrestrial and wetland restoration ecology, and in outreach and education about botany, ecology, and horticulture. Each year we welcome visiting researchers from across Ontario and further afield undertaking projects in our nature sanctuaries, herbarium, cultivated plant collections, and extensive archives. Royal Botanical Gardens serves several important roles for the scientific and conservation communities. We are the International Registration Authority for Lilacs under the International Society for Horticultural Science, the National Focal Point for Canada for the UNEP's Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and a member of the Sentinel Plant Network and the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens. For more information about RBG please feel free to contact Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at RBG (