Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium 2023

Surviving the Anthropocene

May 25 - 27, 2023

Land Acknowledgement



"We acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ahpay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum.


With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers. We acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service."


More information about what steps Western University is taking towards decolonization can be found at: https://indigenous.uwo.ca/


Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


We are fully aware of the (implicit and explicit) systemic barriers that prevent the equitable development of all members of our society. Therefore, the OE3C 2023 Organizing Committee wants to make a clear statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We will welcome students and professionals from all walks of life. We know we cannot change the world in one conference, but we can take the necessary steps to promote the change that is needed.


We know that factors such as age, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical and neurological differences, marital status, parental status and others all contribute to privileges and/or prejudices. These privileges and prejudices often determine who has the power to make decisions. Accordingly, representativeness is an aspect to be tackled and embraced fully.


We hope that the environment and the discussions fostered during the conference will create not only a welcoming/safe space for all, but will also impart change in the way participants think about our (collective and individual) positionality.


The OE3C 2023 Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you and to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion with you!




Registration & Abstract submission

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS CLOSED

Mar 13th - April 28th

Regular registration

Abstract submission deadline: April 28th

Regular (before taxes)

Grad/Undergrad

$225

Post-doc

$250

Talks

12 min + 3 min Q&A

Posters

90 x 100 cm

(width x height)

Faculty/Professional

$280

*Fees include access to the entire conference (including meals and conference swags)

*All meals are plant-based only

(including all-you-can-eat dinner)

*Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral work of all levels (including project proposals) are welcome

*You can print your poster with us (hit Submit Abstract for more info)

Schedule

Day 1

Thursday

May 25th

11am - 12pm

Registration and check-in at University College Building

12 - 1:30pm

Welcome lunch and reception at University College Building

1:30 - 2:30pm

Keynote Ethology: Dr. Karen Warkentin at University College Building

2:30 - 4:30pm

Conference excursions at various locations

4:30 - 5:30pm

FOGS Pollinator Garden - Planting Day at Middlesex College parking lot

6 - 9 pm

Trivia Night & Mexican Buffet Dinner Social at the Grad Club

Day 2

Friday

May 26th

8 - 9am

Breakfast and poster set-up at the University College Building

9 - 10am

Keynote Ecology : Dr. Dara Orbach at the University College Building

10am - 12pm

Concurrent talk sessions at the University College Building

10:45 - 11am

Coffee Break at the University College Building

12 - 2pm

Lunch & Learn I at the Physics & Astronomy Atrium

2 - 4 pm

Concurrent talk sessions at the University College Building

3:00 - 3:15pm

Coffee Break at the University College Building

4:00 - 4:15pm

6 - 10:30 pm

Group photo at the University College Building

Buffet Dinner & Dance at the Thames Hall Atrium

8 - 9am

9 - 10am

Breakfast and poster set-up at the University College Building

Keynote Evolution: Dr. Sergio Muñoz-Gómez at the University College Building

Day 3

Saturday

May 27th

10am - 12pm

Concurrent talk sessions at the University College Building

10:45 - 11am

Coffee Break at the University College Building

12 - 2pm

Lunch & Learn II at the Physics & Astronomy Atrium

2 - 4 pm

Panel "Surviving the Anthropocene" at the University College Building

3:00 - 3:15pm

Coffee Break at the University College Building

4:30 - 6 pm

Closing Ceremony & Awards at the Grad Club

Programme

Full conference programme and schedule

Schedule at a glance

(including schedule for talks and posters)

Keynote Speakers

"A queer perspective on the diversity of life"

"Gender bias in genital evolution"

"Purple (endo)symbioses"

Accommodations

Ontario Hall (on Western campus)

Accommodations are sold out

Venue & Accessibility

Western University

1151 Richmond Street

N6A 5B7

London, ON, CANADA


The conference will be in-person only. Masking will be optional.

Updated Western's Covid policy


Organizing committee

Abstract/Programme

Jorden Maglov

Libesha Anparasan

Soren Coulson

Kiana Lee

Sarah dos Santos

Abstract/Programme

Abstract/Programme

Abstract/Programme

Fundraising

Fundraising

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