2017 Eastern Regional Meeting

The 2017 CSPB/SCBV Eastern Regional Meeting will take place on November 25th at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, 21,111 Lakeshore, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (35 Km west of downtown Montreal), Quebec.

A mixer will be held in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue the evening of Friday November 24h at the Ceilidh Pub from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. A variety of hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The Pub is located in the Centennial Center of the Macdonald Campus (

Saturday registration, presentations, posters and lunch will be in the Raymond and Macdonald Stewart buildings of the Macdonald Campus.

Invited plenary speakers include:

  • David Des Marais, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shelley Lumba, University of Toronto
  • Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska, Université de Montréal

The Regional Meetings of the Society have always been an excellent opportunity for graduate students and will continue to be with the 2017 venue. Dates and Deadlines for submission of abstracts can be found here (

CSPB/SCBV ERM 2017 Organizing Committee:

    Olivia Wilkins.
    Jean-Benoit Charron.

Message from the Macdonald Campus

McGill University is pleased to welcome members of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists for the 2017 ERM to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Macdonald Campus. McGill University has two campuses each providing a different learning and research environment. Tucked along the waterfront a little more than a half-hour from the bustling downtown of Montreal in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the Macdonald Campus is a beautiful campus of 650-hectares (1600 acres) that includes classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, green space, herbarium, farmlands, fields and forests, all used for teaching and research. Established in 1907 as Macdonald College, the "Mac" Campus is now home to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES), the School of Human Nutrition, the Institute of Parasitology, and the McGill School of Environment. With over 100 academic staff and 2100 students at all academic levels, the "Mac" Campus is a mix of anglophone, francophone and international staff and students who significantly contribute to the vibrancy of both the academic and non-academic aspects of life on campus. The Faculty is at the forefront of some of the greatest challenges facing humanity - food security, quality and safety, climate change, water and natural resource scarcity and the relationship between nutrition, health and disease. Our researchers are world-class academics who push the limits of knowledge in fields as diverse as crop science, animal welfare, parasitology, food safety and nutrition, biofuel production, and precision farming .For more information about Macdonald Campus please watch or feel free to contact Professor Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and McGill University, Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus)