Latest News

  • 28 Apr 2022 15:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This special issue aims to highlight the work of researchers at the beginning of their academic career working in the fields of climate change relating to all segments of plant sciences. We encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature and focus on aspects like physiological adaptation, ecological response, and development of plants. Download the full Call for Papers here.

  • 24 Mar 2022 16:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are now open for ASPB’s Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant! BLOOME provides up to $7,000 to fund the development of curricular materials to support teaching the newly revised Principles for Teaching Plant Biology in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms. The proposed classroom activities/labs must include the following elements:

    • Clearly stated learning outcomes that explicitly align with one or more of the four categories of ASPB’s Principles for Teaching Plant Biology 
    • All information needed to execute the activity/lab with students
    • A clear assessment plan for the stated learning outcomes
    The proposed activities should be developed in a format that can be readily distributed to educators online or at in-person conferences or outreach events and should not require highly specialized equipment or technical expertise. Funded projects will be featured on the ASPB website and will be disseminated to teachers at national meetings and outreach events. Applications may be submitted by current or future ASPB members. View the full RFP and apply by May 1, 2022.
  • 21 Mar 2022 16:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out this seminar series presented by our Plant Canada partner organization the Canadian Association of Plant Biotechnology! All info can be found at the link below.

  • 16 Mar 2022 22:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
    ~presents ~
    a virtual workshop on
    Science Communication
    March 23rd 2022, 1-2:30pm (EST) 


    Dr. Elizabeth Brauer, Agriculture Canada

    ‘Beyond Neat: Plant-Based YouTube Content’

    Dr. Adam Oliver Brown, University of Ottawa

    The Art of Science and the Science of Art’

    Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel, University of California Riverside

    ‘The Glass Tower: Combining Science and SciComm

    For more information check out our Early Career Page!

    Register here

  • 10 Mar 2022 12:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are a student or a postdoc planning to attend and present at Plant Biology 2022 in Portland this July apply for travel support now!

    Check out the awards page for more details and to apply

  • 22 Feb 2022 12:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CSPB-SCBV relies on its members to volunteer in committees that carry out the business of the society. Below is a list of committees that have one or more vacancies due to be filled, starting in the Fall of 2022. 

    • Student/Postdoctoral Representative*
    • Western Regional Director*
    • CD Nelson Award
    • Communications
    • David J. Gifford Award in Tree Biology
    • Education
    • Ragai Ibrahim Award
    • Society Gold Medal Award
    • Carl Douglas Prize
    Check our About pages and apply here. For more information or to express interest in one of the *Executive positions please contact the senior director Dr. Mehran Dastmalchi


June 18, 2021

Our CSPB/SCBV Society Awards were presented at the 2021 Virtual Meeting this past week. A big congratulations to all of our awardees!

2021 Society Gold Medal: Dr. Vincenzo De Luca, Brock University

In recognition of outstanding career research and leadership contributions, primarily in Canada.

2021 C.D. Nelson Award: Dr. Isabel Desgagné-Penix, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

In recognition of outstanding research contributions to plant biology in Canada by an early-career researcher in an independent, full-time research position.

2021 Carl Douglas Prize: Dr. Yang Xu, Michigan State University

In recognition of outstanding contributions to plant biology by a postdoctoral fellow, based on initiative and originality of the research, productivity of the individual, and leadership during their postdoctoral fellowship.

2021 Ragai Ibrahim Award for Best Student Paper

Excellence in publication by graduate students

Winner: Dr. Hyun Kyung Lee (Daphne Goring lab, U of T) for the paper entitled “Two subgroups of receptor-like kinases promote early compatible pollen responses in the Arabidopsis thaliana pistil.”

Honorable mention: Dr. Carina Carianopol (Sonia Gazzarrini Lab, UTSc) for the paper entitled “An abscisic acid-responsive protein interaction network for sucrose non-fermenting related kinase1 in abiotic stress response.”

Check out our awards pages for past winners.

© Canadian Society of Plant Biologists

Corporate Sponsors

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software