The Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. For more information about the CEW, see About.

Planning for Uncertainty

The 43rd annual CEW will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25-28, 2016. The theme of the 2016 CEW is “planning for uncertainty“. Information regarding registration and abstract submission dates and a call for session chairs will follow in the coming months. For more information about the 2016 conference, see 2016 Announcement.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission opens May 7, 2016
  • Abstract submission closes July 6, 2016
  • Early bird registration closes August 17, 2016

Announcements

CALL FOR SESSION TOPICS AND CHAIRS
There is still more room for proposals for session topics and chairs for  the 43rd Annual CEW.  Therefore, we have extended the deadline for submitting proposals to April 15, 2016.  We are open to all suggestions, but there are a few session topics in particular that we are interested in including. These topics need someone to chair and organize the session, and include plant toxicology, cyanobacteria, marine mammal toxicity, as well as topics related to pesticides or air pollution. Session proposals should be forwarded to Greg Goss at info@ecotoxcan.ca by April 15, 2016 with “CEW Session Proposals” as the subject header. Please include the title and brief description of the proposed session as well as your contact information in the email. The final list of sessions will be posted by the end of April and abstract submissions will begin in mid-May.

CEW STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM
Need assistance travelling to the workshop? If you are giving a poster or platform presentation and go to a Canadian University >700 km from Edmonton, it couldn’t be easier! Travel Grant submissions are due June 30, 2016 so submit your application to Lisa.Taylor@Canada.ca. For more information, see CEW Student Travel Grant Page.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE 2016 CEW!
We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors for making this event a success. By supporting the CEW, your organization has a great opportunity to be visible both at the conference site during the four days of the event and on the CEW website. For more information, see Sponsorship and Exhibitor Page.

PLAYLE AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING THESES IN ECOTOXICOLOGY
The CEW Board of Directors is now inviting submissions for the Dr. Richard C. Playle Awards for Outstanding Theses in Ecotoxicology. Nominations at the BSc and MSc levels will be accepted until June 9, 2016. Nomination requirements and assessment criteria are available here.

 


Information on the 2015 CEW can be accessed via the following links:

CEW 2015 Schedule at a Glance

CEW 2015 Abstract Book

CEW 2015 Platform Presentations

CEW 2015 Poster Presentations

CEW student oral presentation awards:  “Three Minute Thesis”

Congratulations to the 10 recipients of the first-ever 2015 CEW Student Travel Grants!