The Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium has been meeting annually for almost 50 years to share the province’s newest and most exciting research! 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of this interdisciplinary meeting, to be hosted by the University of Guelph.
OE3C is student-run and student-focused, aiming to give young researchers the opportunity to practice their communication skills, gain feedback on their work, and network with local experts and peers. Each year, we also host a number of plenary speakers who present their cutting edge research; for 2020, we had Liana Zanette from Western University, Sigal Balshine from McMaster University, Melissa Bateson from Newcastle University, and Scott Taylor from the University of Colorado Boulder scheduled to talk.
Unfortunately the in-person portion of OE3C 2020 had to be postponed in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Given that this is a student-focused conference, we are currently investigating options for hosting a web-based meeting in May 2020, so that students may still have an opportunity to share their work in what is now an unusually sparse conference season. We will also be going forward with an in-person meeting in mid-May 2021.
Stay tuned for more announcements from the OE3C2020 organizing committee!! We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your work (both virtually and in real life, eventually).