Conference 2021 Recap and Recordings

The 2021 Annual Meeting is over, but you can still view the presentations and posters!

The first ever CSBBCS virtual conference hosted by McGill and Concordia Universities was a huge success, thanks in no small part to organizers Aaron Johnson, Natalie Phillips, Jelena Ristic, and Debra Titone, and the many, many volunteers working behind the scenes to make it all happen. A huge THANK YOU to everyone for making posters, talks, symposia, keynotes, and social events work seamlessly across 6 different time zones!  The conference welcomed just shy of 400 registrants who took in more than 100 oral presentations and more than 150 posters. We’ll do it all again next summer, and this time in person in Halifax!

For those who weren’t able to get to a talk or poster - good news!  The wonderful organizing team managed to record every session, and both talks and posters will remain available on the conference website for the next year. Registered conference attendees can access posters here. To access recordings of the sessions, please go here (“Schedule”), choose a date (Thursday June 17th or Friday June 18th) and scroll to the session you want. Click on the Video Link to view the recording (e.g., for Session 1A: Session 1A Video Link, found at the bottom of the list of presentations).

WiCSC hosted a tremendously helpful session on writing effective EDI statements for grant applications with Lauren Sergio and Randy Jamieson; you can find the recording of that session, the presenters’ slides, and other helpful resources here.

Representatives from NSERC also hosted an information session; you can find that here.

Finally, a recording of the CSBBCS Business Meeting can be found here (will download as a file).  At that meeting we put out a call to any members interested in being a part of a newly formed committee to determine how to better integrate French translations on our website.  If interested please email us.

We also recently announced some upcoming changes to our CSBBCS Executive Board. We would like to thank our Past-President Bill Hockley (Laurier) for his years of service with CSBBCS. Thanks also to Frank Russo (Ryerson) for serving as Member-at-Large; stepping into that role for the next 3 years is Erin Maloney (UOttawa). Finally, we welcome our new President-elect Aimée Surprenant (Memorial).

We look forward to seeing everyone at the CSBBCS 2022 conference taking place in Halifax, co-hosted by Dalhousie and Saint-Mary's Universities. Looking ahead, we are pleased to announce that the University of Guelph will host CSBBCS 2023 and the University of Alberta will host CSBBCS 2024.

Thank you once again to all of the organizers, volunteers, and attendees who made this conference such a success!