Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2020
Vol. 43, no.1 / Posted on December 18, 2020
This has been a challenging year to our membership, especially our student members.  Because of the Covid-19 pandemic our annual meeting in Quebec city was cancelled, robbing our members of the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and share their research.  Fortunately, we have managed to come together and organize a series of webinars providing an alternative platform for this purpose. A call for abstracts in the early part of the summer resulted in 25 submissions which have been organized into biweekly Technical Talks occurring every Friday from September of this year to early February of 2021. 
 
We held our first event on September 11 and were very impressed with the quality of work shared by the presenters that day.  Subsequently we have held five more events on a biweekly basis for the fall culminating in our final event of the year on November 20.  For those that have missed the series, they have been recorded and the recordings can be accessed on our website's webinar page (https://www.csbe-scgab.ca/events/webinars). 
 
We look forward to the rest of the series and strongly encourage our members to participate, We will reconvene the series on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 am PST (https://www.csbe-scgab.ca/events/webinars/technical-talks-january-8-2021).  Please note that we will also be putting out a call for abstracts in the new year in anticipation of our second annual series of Technical Talks and look forward to your submissions..
 
Dr. Keith Duhaime, BC Director
Dr. Joy Agnew, Past-president.