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VOL. 49, NO. 4                                                                                           www.cps-scp.ca                                                                                              December 2005
            Mot du Président/
                                                                                                                                                                 Inside this issue:
            President’s Message
                                                                                                                                             Announcements ........................... 88-90
            André Lévesque                                                                                                                   Book Review ..................................... 91
                                                                                                                                             Committee Reports ........................... 82
            Colloque sur le Réseau phytosanitaire                                                                                             Sci. Policy ...................................... 82
            canadien                                                                                                                         Contact the Editors .......................... 93
                                                                                                                                             Deadline for March Issue .................. 90
            Lors de la réunion annuelle du Western                                                                                           Employment ..................................... 93
            Pest Management Forum, le président Bruce                                                                                        Membership renewal .................... 88-89
            Gossen a organisé ce colloque. Kitty                                                                                             Mot du Président ......................... 76-79
            Cardwell, directrice du Réseau national                                                                                          People and Travel ............................. 92
            de phytodiagnostic, a fait une présentation                                                                                      President’s Message .................... 79-81
            fort impressionnante sur le développement                                                                                        Regional Meetings ....................... 82-88
            et les composantes du nouveau réseau
            américain. La motivation du départ était                                                                                         chêne et la rouille du soja, des
                                        la protection                                                                                        introductions accidentelles de nouvelles
                                        des plantes                                                                                          maladies. Liz Foster, Directrice des
                                        contre des                                                                                           services de laboratoires des végétaux &
                                        actes délibérés                                                                                      biotechnologie, Agence canadienne
                                        d’introduction                                                                                       d’inspection des aliments, a présenté un
                                        d’agents                                                                                             modèle possible de réseau phytosanitaire
                                        pathogènes.                                                                                          pancanadien pour protéger le pays contre
                                        Des                                                                                                  les espèces exotiques envahissantes. Je
                                        ressources                                                                                           crois fermement que notre société peut
                                        importantes                                                                                          jouer un rôle clé dans cette nouvelle
                                        ont été                                                                                              structure grâce à l’expertise et la diversité
                                        investies dans                                                                                       de nos membres. Nos publications
                                        ce réseau.                                                                                           contiennent la plus grande quantité
                                        Son efficacité                                                                                       d’information scientifique et historique
                                        a été                                                                                                sur les maladies des plantes au Canada.
                                        démontrée                                                                                            Un réseau qui permettrait de mieux
                                        dans le feu de                                                                                       supporter les laboratoires de diagnostic,
                                        l’action avec la                                                                                     de mieux gérer les données, de mieux
                                        mort subite du                                                                                       valider l’identification des espèces qui
                                                                 CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 77

causent des risques pour notre production     Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada et
et nos exportations, de partager certaines    l’Agence de santé publique du Canada.
informations en temps réel et
d’augmenter nos efforts en dépistage
serait un pas important pour la protection    Numérisation de tous les numéros de la
des végétaux au pays. Voir le rapport du      Revue canadienne de phytopathologie
Comité des politiques scientifiques de
Bruce Gossen pour plus de détails sur        Heather Martin, gestionnaire des
cette initiative importante. C’est à         opérations d’apprentissage en ligne de la
suivre…                                      bibliothèque de l’université de Guelph et
                                             ses collègues ont numérisé tous les
                                             numéros manquants de la Revue
Initiative nationale sur les collections de  canadienne de phytopathologie. C’est un
microorganismes                              projet important pour notre société qui
                                             nous place à l’avant-garde dans ce
L’initiative sur la création d’une           domaine. C’est grâce aux apports
organisation nationale qui aiderait à        bénévoles de ce genre que nos
réseauter et maintenir nos collections       publications peuvent avoir un impact.
nationales est un autre exemple de           Notre revue se classe déjà très bien
politique scientifique où la SCP s’est       comparée aux revues du même genre.
impliquée                                                                 Cette initiative
grâce à Tom                                                               ne pourra que
Forge qui                                                                 la favoriser
avait poussé                                                              davantage.
de l’avant             <<J’apprécie les invitations que j’ai              Merci Heather.
cette                 reçues pour participer aux réunions
initiative. Le
                         régionales. Je vous encourage à
ministère de                                                              Réunions
la Défense            continuer d’inviter le président à vos              régionales
nationale par                  prochaines réunions.>>
l’intermédiaire                                                           En plus de
de l’IRTC                                                                 celle du sud de
(http://www.crti.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/) a         l’Ontario de cet été (voir mon message du
subventionné une étude de faisabilité sur    numéro de septembre), j’ai participé à
la création et le soutien d’un tel réseau et deux autres réunions régionales cet
organisation. L’appel d’offre 01B68-         automne. Malheureusement, j’ai dû
060084/A par Travaux publics et Services     annuler à la dernière minute une
gouvernementaux Canada intitulé Étude        quatrième réunion. Les réunions
de faisabilité se trouve sur http://         régionales sont une partie cruciale de la
www.merx.com sous Services et                base de notre société. On y retrouve une
Recherche et développement. La date de       grande diversité de participants, incluant
fermeture est le 9 janvier 2006.             plusieurs qui ne peuvent venir aux
Parallèlement à cet effort, une enquête      réunions nationales pour des raisons
commencera en début d’année pour             souvent financières. On peut entrevoir
mettre à jour l’inventaire des               lors de ces réunions l’avenir de la
souchotèques. Vous pouvez contacter          phytopathologie au Canada. À ces
Carolyn Babcock (BabcockC@agr.gc.ca)         réunions, on peut discuter pour la
pour en savoir plus sur cette enquête.       première fois en public des nouveaux
Plusieurs ministères sont impliqués dans     problèmes qui ont eu un impact important
ces deux initiatives dirigées par            pendant l’été ou encore, de nouvelles
                                             approches pour lutter contre les maladies.
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Des étudiants y font souvent leurs              province. Byron est une source
premières armes dans des présentations.         d’information intarissable sur l’importance
On voit donc la relève en action. C’est un      et le processus de ces compétitions qui
privilège de pouvoir assister à plus d’une      peuvent mener à la finale nationale.
réunion pendant un court laps de temps et       Cette année, la compétition nationale
je comprends mieux que jamais pourquoi          aura lieu dans la Ville de Saguenay les 16
notre dernier plan stratégique avait donné      et 17 mai 2006. Des présentations reliées
tant d’importance à ces activités de notre      à la phytopathologie devraient s’y
société.                                        dérouler. On recherche des juges. Vous
                                                pouvez offrir votre collaboration en
La réunion des phytopathologistes de            communiquant avec Robert Loiselle
Colombie britannique a eu lieu à                (robert_loiselle@uqac.ca) au Département
Abbotsford les 17 et 18 octobre. Elle a été     des sciences fondamentales, Université
fort bien organisée par Siva Sabaratnam,        du Québec à Chicoutimi. Je crois qu’il est
Andrea Buonassisi, Vippen Joshi, Maria          important que la SCP y soit représentée.
Jeffries et Janice Elmhirst. Les membres
de Colombie britannique ont invité la SCP
à tenir sa réunion annuelle de 2010 dans        Nouvelle édition du livre Maladies et
leur province. La réunion de la Société de      ravageurs des cultures légumières au
phytopathologie de l’Alberta organisée par      Canada
Ron Howard et son excellente équipe a eu
lieu du 8 au 10 novembre à Canmore,             Tel que mentionné dans mon message de
après le Western Pest Management Forum.         septembre, la version française qui était
La réunion des maritimes organisée par          épuisée est maintenant disponible en
Xianzhou Nie a eu lieu de 1er décembre à        version CD-ROM. Ce livre est excellent,
Frédéricton. On m’y avait invité.               mais il a été publié en 1994. Certaines
Malheureusement, j’ai dû annuler à la           sections ont besoin d’une mise à jour.
dernière minute. Des comptes rendus             C’était une des raisons pour ne pas le
plus détaillés de ces colloques sont inclus     réimprimer. Il faut donc commencer à
dans ce numéro. J’apprécie les invitations      penser à une nouvelle édition. Bruce
que j’ai reçues pour participer aux             Gossen, Mary Ruth McDonald et Ron
réunions régionales. Je vous encourage à        Howard sont en train d’évaluer différentes
continuer d’inviter le président à vos          options. Si vous voulez participer à ce
prochaines réunions.                            processus, n’hésitez pas à les contacter.


Expo-sciences pancanadienne                     Réunion annuelle de 2005 avec Plant
                                                Canada
J’ai été agréablement surpris de voir
l’implication de la société de                  Il a été décidé que Plant Canada puisse
phytopathologie de l’Alberta dans les           garder $5000 des profits de la réunion, et
compétitions expo-sciences pour les             ce, pour aider à financer l’organisation de
jeunes de la province. Nous avons besoin        la prochaine réunion. Une fois les
de relève. L’idée de créer un intérêt chez      dépenses rencontrées, comme le repas
les jeunes est excellente. Ce genre             pour l’AGA et le coût de notre colloque
d’initiative pourrait être mis en place dans    comptabilisé, il figure au livre de la SCP
d’autres provinces si ce n’est pas déjà fait.   près de $5,000 de profit. Merci encore à
La société de phytopathologie de l’Alberta      Mike Deyholos pour l’organisation et le
décerne des prix et encourage fortement         succès financier de cette réunion.
ses membres à participer comme juges.
Byron Puchalski est très impliqué dans sa
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Réunion annuelle de 2006                     in this endeavour. Its efficiency was
                                             demonstrated through a baptism by fire
Les préparatifs de la réunion de l’été       with sudden oak death and soybean rust,
prochain (29 juillet au 2 août 2006) avec    which were recent introductions of new
les sociétés américaines de mycologie et     diseases. Liz Foster, Director, Plant
phytopathologie vont bon train. Nous         Health & Biotechnology Laboratory
pensons que vous serez nombreux à            Services, Canadian Inspection Food
participer à cet évènement qui va réunir     Agency, presented a model for a Plant
pour la première fois ces trois sociétés,    Protection Network for Canada to help us
sur un des plus beaux sites historiques en   prepare better against Invasive Alien
Amérique du Nord. Consultez                  Species. I feel strongly that our society
régulièrement (http://                       can play a leading role in this new
meeting.apsnet.org/) et réservez le plus     organization because of the expertise and
tôt possible.                                diversity of our membership. Our
                                             publications contain the largest quantity
                                             of scientific and historical information on
Prix de notre société                        plant diseases in Canada. A network that
                                             would provide better support for diagnostic
Notre société décerne des prix               laboratories, which would help to better
annuellement. L’historique des prix qui      manage data, to validate identification of
ont été décernés se retrouve dans            species that put our production and
l’annuaire des membres et à http://          exports at risk, to share selected
www.cps-scp.ca/previousawardees.htm.         information in real time, and to increase
Reconnaître l’excellence de certains         our efforts in surveillance would be an
collègues est une fonction importante des    important step in plant protection for our
associations scientifiques. Pour vos mises   country. Please see the Science Policy
en candidature, surveillez l’annonce         committee report for more details on this
officielle de Suha Jabaji-Hare.              important initiative. Stay tuned...


Je souhaite donc à toutes et tous de         National initiative on microbial culture
Joyeuses Fêtes et une très Bonne Année       collections
2006 qui s’annonce déjà riche en
évènements pour notre société.               Initiating the creation of a national
                                             organization that would help network and
                                             support our national collections is another
                                             example of scientific policy where the CPS
Symposium on a Plant Health Network          was involved. Tom Forge led this
for Canada                                   initiative. The department of National
                                             Defence through CRTI (http://
Bruce Gossen organized this symposium        www.crti.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/) funded a
during the annual meeting of the Western     feasibility study on the creation and
Forum on Pest Management that he             support of such a network and
chaired. Kitty Cardwell, Director of the     organization. A call for proposals entitled
US National Plant Diagnostic Network,        Feasibility Study (01B68-060084/A) from
gave an impressive presentation on the       Public Works and Government Services
development and the components of the        Canada can be found at http://
new US network. The original goal was to     www.merx.com under Services and
protect plants against deliberate            Research & Development. The closing
introductions of plant pathogens and         date is January 9th, 2006. At the same
significant resources have been invested     time, a survey will be conducted in the
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 80

New Year to update the directory of
culture collections. You can contact           the first time in a public forum. Students
Carolyn Babcock (BabcockC@agr.gc.ca) if        often make their first presentation at a
you want to know more about this survey.       scientific meeting, giving us a glimpse of
Several departments are involved in these      the new generation. To be able to attend
two initiatives led by Agriculture and Agri-   a few regional meetings in a short period
Food Canada and the Public Health              of time is a privilege and I understand
Agency of Canada.                              better why our last strategic plan
                                               emphasized so much the importance of
                                               regional meetings.
Digitization of all the issues of Canadian
Journal of Plant Pathology                   The BC regional meeting took place in
                                             Abbotsford, October 17-18. It was very
Heather Martin, Manager of E-Learning        well organized by Siva Sabaratnam,
Operations, University of Guelph Library,    Andrea Buonassisi, Vippen Joshi, Maria
and her colleagues have digitized all the    Jeffries and Janice Elmhirst. The BC
older issues of CJPP that were not on-line.  members invited the CPS to hold its
This is an important project for our         national annual meeting of 2010 in BC.
society, keeping us at the leading edge in   The Plant Pathology Society of Alberta held
this area. The support of volunteers is      its meeting in Canmore, November 8-10,
crucial to maintain the impact of our        right after the Western Forum on Pest
publications. Our journal is already well    Management. It was organized by Ron
placed compared to other similar journals    Howard and his very efficient team. The
and this initiative can only make it better. Maritime regional meeting was organized
Thank you Heather.                           by Xianzhou Nie and took place on
                                                                             December
                                                                             1st in
Regional                                                                     Fredericton.
meetings
                      “I appreciate the invitations I have re-
                                                                             I was
                     ceived to attend regional meetings and I                invited well
In addition to      encourage you to keep inviting the presi-                in advance,
the Southern           dent of CPS to your future meetings.”                 but
Ontario CPS                                                                  unfortunately
regional                                                                     I had to
meeting this                                                                 cancel at
summer (see my message in the                the last minute. More detailed reports of
September issue), I participated to two      these meetings are available in this issue
other regional meetings this fall.           of the newsletter. I appreciate the
Unfortunately, at the last minute I had to   invitations I have received to attend
cancel a fourth meeting. Our regional        regional meetings and I encourage you to
meetings are an essential grassroots         keep inviting the president of CPS to your
activity for our society. I found a great    future meetings.
diversity in participants, including many
that would not come to national meetings
often because of financial constraints.      Canada-Wide Science Fair
One can foresee during these meetings
the future of plant pathology in Canada. It  I was pleasantly surprised to see the
is during these regional meetings that       commitment of the Plant Pathology Society
new diseases that showed up during the       of Alberta towards youth science fairs in
past summer or new approaches for
disease management are discussed for
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                                               we were left with a profit of approximately
                                               $5000. Once again, I want to thank Mike
the province. We need new plant                Deyholos for the organization and the
pathologists and the idea of stimulating       financial success of this meeting.
interest very early is excellent and might
be relevant for other regional groups if
they have not done so already. The Plant       2006 Annual Meeting
Pathology Society of Alberta gives awards
and encourages members to participate as       Planning for the annual meeting next
judges. Byron Puchalski is actively            summer (29 July-2 August, 2006) with the
involved in the province and was very          American Phytopathological and
knowledgeable about the importance and         Mycological Societies is continuing at a
the process of the competitions which can      fast pace. We believe that many of you
lead to the national fair. This year it will   will want to participate in this event that
be held in the city of Saguenay, May 16-       will have our three societies together for
17, 2006. There should be some plant           the first time in one of the most beautiful
pathology presentations. They are looking      historical sites in North America. You
for judges and you can contact Robert          should regularily check the meeting
Loiselle (robert_loiselle@uqac.ca),            website (http://meeting.apsnet.org/) to
Département des sciences fondamentales,        make sure that you arrange your
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, if you      reservations as early as possible.
are interested. I believe that it is
important that CPS is represented.
                                               CPS Awards
New edition of Diseases and Pests of           Each year our society gives out awards.
Vegetable Crops in Canada                      The names of previous awardees can be
                                               found in the membership directory or at
As mentioned in my message of                  http://www.cps-scp.ca/
September, the French version of this          previousawardees.htm. An important
book was sold out, but is now available as     function of a scientific society is to allow
CD-ROM. This is an excellent book, but         members to recognize the excellence of
some sections are in need of being             their peers. Please watch for the official
updated because it came out in 1994.           nomination call that will come from Suha
This was one of the reasons for not            Jabaji-Hare.
reprinting the French version. Therefore,
we need to think about a new edition.
Bruce Gossen, Mary Ruth McDonald and           I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy
Ron Howard are evaluating different            New Year for 2006 which already appears
options. Please contact them if you are        to be eventful for our society.
interested in participating in this process.


2005 Annual Meeting with Plant Canada

It was decided that Plant Canada could
keep $5000 from the profits of the 2005
meeting in order to more easily fund the
preparation of the next meeting. Once all
the expenses such as the food for our AGM
and cost of our symposium were tabulated,
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 82

Committee Reports                              positive development - we hope that a full-
                                               time co-ordinator will accelerate the pace
                                               of development of an implementation
Report of the Science Policy Committee,        strategy, work to build a network of
2005                                           diagnostic labs based on existing provincial
                                               labs, co-ordinate the Canadian program
At the annual meeting of CPS in June           with the USDA network, and, perhaps
2005, the CPS Board decided to augment         most important of all, ensure an ongoing
the activity of the Science Policy             supply of funding to nourish this new
Committee with an ad-hoc committee             network. The ad-hoc committee is working
focussed on a Plant Health Network for         closely with CFIA to ensure that issues
Canada. As a result of this initiative, the    important to CPS members are being
Science Policy Committee contributed           considered and addressed as the scope
substantially towards developing a             and focus of this initiative are developed.
symposium on a Plant Health Network for
Canada. This symposium was convened            If you would like more information on this
under the auspices of the Western Forum        issue, have suggestions for other issues
on Pest Management on November 8, 2005         that should be considered by the Science
at Canmore Alberta. At the symposium,          Policy Committee, or would like to become
Dr. K. Cardwell (Director, Plant               involved in the ad-hoc committee, don’t
Diagnostic Network, USDA) described the        hesitate to contact any member of the
network that has been developed in the         committee.
USA for the rapid identification and
containment of invasive pest species, and      Respectfully submitted,
Dr. E. Foster (Director, Plant Health &        Bruce Gossen, Chair
Biotechnology Laboratory Services, CFIA)
presented the framework for a Canadian
Plant Health Network initiative called
“PlantProNet.” In addition, five individuals
were invited to represent the viewpoints
of selected interest groups to the CFIA
proposal. Three of those individuals were
members of the ad-hoc CPS committee;           Regional Meetings
André Lévesque (representing CPS), Mary
Ruth McDonald (University), and Bruce
Gossen (Plant Canada). The intense
interest that was generated at the             British Columbia 2005 Regional Meeting
symposium is indicated by the observation      Report
that more than 2/3 of the participants
delayed lunch by two hours to continue a       About 40 people attended the 2005 BC-CPS
question and answer session at the             regional meeting held at the Abbotsford
conclusion of the symposium. An updated        Agricultural Centre, British Columbia
version of Dr. Foster’s presentation will be   Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, on Oct.
available shortly on the WFPM website          17-18. Keynote speaker, Dr. David
(http://www.westernforum.org/), and            Gillespie, from the Agriculture and Agri-
copies of Dr. Cardwell’s presentation are      Food Canada – Pacific Agriculture
available on CD from B. Gossen.                Research Centre, Agassiz, BC gave a
                                               thought-provoking presentation on the
Recently (early December), CFIA assigned       topic of “Invasive Alien Species:
Nora Nishikawa as project co-ordinator for     Definitions, Ecology, Evolution and
the PlantProNet initiative. This is a very     Migration”. Although primarily an
                                                                  CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 83

entomologist, Dr. Gillespie showed how         of her recent visit to agricultural
the issues and scenarios surrounding           producers in New Zealand sponsored by
invasive alien arthropod species apply         the Rotary Clubs of Canada. In the
similarly to plant pathogens as well as to     business meeting, Dr. Copeman,
human pathogens and other alien species        treasurer, reported that the BC-CPS
from weeds to mammals.                                                     region
We were pleased to                                                         presently has
welcome Dr. André                                                          $1,405.11 in
Lévesque, our current                                                      the bank
CPS President, back to                                                     account (before
sunny British Columbia.                                                    any deductions
Dr. Lévesque gave a                                                        from the 2005
historical overview and                                                    meeting), plus a
update on his recent                                                       $1,000.00 GIC.
work with functional                                                       It was moved by
genomics and micro-                                                        R. Hunt,
arrays and their                                                           seconded by A.
application in studies of                                                  Buonassisi and
plant pathogen ecology.                                                    approved that
                                                                           the GIC and
Prizes for the best                                                        bank account
student presentations                                                      remain “as is”
                               Elizabeth Hui, Student Award Winner,
were awarded to                                                            (status quo),
                                 with Dr. Bob Copeman, Chair of the
Elizabeth Hui, Dept. of                                                    but members be
                                          Judges Committee
Plant Science, University                                                  invited to
of British Columbia,                                                       submit
Vancouver and AAFC- PARC Summerland            suggestions for use of excess funds at the
(supervisor Dr. D. Rochon) for her talk        2006 meeting. It was suggested that a
entitled “Evaluation of the role of            ‘float’ be made available for future meeting
cucumber necrosis virus coat protein on        organizers to meet expenses (no specific $
particle structure and virus transmission”;    figure was discussed).
and Syama Chatterton, Dept. of Biological
Sciences, Simon Fraser University              Gayle Jesperson reported that the CPS is
(supervisor Dr. Z. Punja) for her talk         considering having their national meeting
entitled “Interactions between Gliocladium     in Kelowna, British Columbia in 2010. It
catenulatum, Fusarium oxysporum and            was moved by A. Buonassisi, seconded by
cucumber plants leading to biological          V. Joshi and approved by the members
control of fusarium root and stem rot”.        that the BC Regional CPS group issue a
Each award included a $100 cash prize,         formal invitation to the Canadian
donated by United Agri Products Inc. and       Phytopathological Society to hold its
Engage Agro, plus a one-year membership        national meeting in British Columbia in
in the Canadian Phytopathological Society.     2010. Many thanks were expressed to the
Dr. Robert (Bob) Copeman, representing         2005 organizing committee: Dr. Siva
the judges’ committee, remarked                Sabaratnum (chair), Andrea Buonassisi,
particularly on the excellence of the visual   Vippen Joshi, Maria Jefferies and Dr.
aids in the student presentations.             Janice Elmhirst. Dan O’Gorman agreed to
                                               co-ordinate the 2006 BC regional meeting
Those who attended the Monday evening          to be held in Summerland in the 3rd week
banquet enjoyed a presentation by Ms. Pat      of October.
Tonn (BCMAL) entitled “Agriculture in the
Land of the Long White Cloud” – a record
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2005 Annual Meeting of the Plant             given by Mr. Y.M. Kim entitled
Pathology Society of Alberta                 Heterologous expression of functional
                                             PtrToxB, a host-specific toxin produced
                                             by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis
The 26th annual meeting of the Plant         (supervisor S. Strelkov, Univ. Alberta), and
Pathology Society of Alberta (PPSA) was      a poster by Ms. N. Sharma entitled
held from November 8-10, 2005 at the         Application of proteomics to investigate
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in      Alternaria blackspot tolerance in canola
Canmore, a picturesque community             (sup. N. Kav, Univ. Alberta). Two
located on the eastern fringe of the Rocky   honourable mentions were given to Mr. H.
Mountains just west of Calgary. This         Solantoo for his talk Identification and
conference was planned to follow the         characterization of genes differentially
annual meeting of the Western Forum on       expressed in wheat carrying the Lr34/
Pest Management and its constituent          Yr18 genes for adult plant resistance to
committees, the Western Committee on         leaf and stripe rust (sup. Mohammad Reza
Crop Pests and the Western Committee on      Ghannadha, Univ. Teheran) and to Mr.
Plant Diseases (WCPD), which were held       S.M. Xue for his poster Evaluation of
in the same location. Several out-of-        spore isolation techniques for
province plant pathologists stayed over      Plasmodiophora brassicae, causal agent
from the WCPD meeting to attend all or       of clubroot of crucifers (sup. S. Strelkov,
part of the PPSA conference. These           Univ. Alberta). These awards were
included: Mary Ruth McDonald, University     presented at the annual meeting banquet,
of Guelph, Guelph, ON; Khalid Rashid,        which also featured an interesting and
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,            superbly illustrated presentation entitled
Morden, MB; Bruce Gossen, Agriculture        Images of the Rockies by a local naturalist,
and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, SK;         Peter Duck.
Karen Bedford, Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada, Summerland, BC; Vippen Joshi,        Highlights of the business meeting
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture,    included an update on CPS/SCP activities
Food and Fisheries, Abbotsford, BC; and      by André Lévesque and presentations on
Saad Masri, Canadian Food Inspection         the new terms of reference for the PPSA’s
Agency, Sidney, BC. A special guest, Dr.     standing committees on Awards (Denis
André Lévesque, President/Président of       Gaudet, Chair), Disease Surveys (Kelly
the Canadian Phytopathological Society/      Turkington, Chair), and History (Steve
La Société Canadienne de                     Strelkov, Chair). In addition, it was
Phytopathologie, also attended the entire    announced that the 2005 Dr. Terry
conference.                                  Swanson Memorial Scholarship will be
                                             presented to a yet-to-be-named student
The 46 people who registered for the PPSA    from the University of Alberta, and that
conference were presented with in-depth      the 2005 PPSA Graduate Student
information on the latest research and       Scholarship will be given to Mr. Sanjeeva
disease survey findings through 19 oral      Srivastava from the University of Alberta
papers and 11 posters. Several excellent     at a future date. Dr. Henry Huang,
presentations were made by graduate          Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
students from the University of Alberta      Lethbridge was selected to be an honorary
and University of Lethbridge. These were     life member of the PPSA. The 2006
judged by a panel consisting of Karen        annual meeting will be held in Edmonton
Bedford, Byron Puchalski and Mike            and the new officers of the Society will be:
Harding in order to choose the Best          Steve Strelkov - President; Denis Gaudet -
Student Presentation Award. There was a      Vice-President; Peter Blenis - Secretary/
tie for this award between an oral paper     Treasurer; Julie Bernier - Director,
                                                                CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 85

Northern Region; George Turnbull -           Nine papers and fourteen posters were
Director, Central Region, and Mike           presented throughout the afternoon.
Harding - Director Southern Region.          Many of the presentations were by
                                             University of Saskatchewan graduate
Submitted by: Ron Howard (Past-              students from the departments of
President)                                   Chemistry, Biology, and Plant Sciences.
                                             Topics included research on phytoalexins
                                             and other plant defense chemicals in
                                             crucifers, PCR detection methods for
2005 Saskatchewan CPS Annual                 fungal isolates, genetics of disease
meeting                                      resistance in barley, epidemiology studies
                                             in lentil and crop management practices
                                             for disease control in canola and wheat.
The Saskatchewan Regional group of the       The presentations encompassed research
Canadian Phytopathological Society met in    on plant pathogens such as Pyrenophora
conjunction with the Saskatchewan            teres and Fusarium graminearum on barley,
Advisory Council on Crop Protection          leaf spot and root rot pathogens on wheat,
(SACCP) - Disease Sub-council on             Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Leptosphaeria
December 5th and 6th, 2005, at Agriculture   maculans and phyoplasma strains on
and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in               canola, and Colletotrichum truncatum and
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The meeting         Stemphylium botryosum on lentil. Reports
was once again very well attended.           of potential biocontrol fungi against
Approximately 60 participants (research      Cylindrocladium, Fusarium and Pestalotiopsis
scientists, technicians, graduate            root rots in black spruce, and a novel
students, extension personnel and            Colletotrichum sp. on Arabidopsis thaliana
industry representatives) enjoyed an         were also given. Abstracts for
afternoon of engrossing scientific           presentations were submitted for
presentations in plant pathology.            publication in the March 2006 volume of
                                             the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology.
The meeting opened with introductions,
followed by an update on the Society by      The winner of the 2005 Vanterpool Prize
CPS President-Elect, Dr. Bruce Gossen,       was announced at the Saskatchewan CPS
and an update on the 2007 Plant Canada       meeting. The T.C. Vanterpool Prize in
meeting by Local Arrangements Chair, Dr.     Plant Pathology is a University of
Karen Bailey. Plant Canada is a              Saskatchewan cash prize awarded to a U
federation of Canadian Plant Science         of S student who has made an outstanding
Societies including Canadian Botanical       effort in the field of plant pathology by his/
Association, Canadian Society of Plant       her exceptional research, presentations at
Physiologists, Canadian Phytopathological    meetings or conferences, and/or
Society, Canadian Society of Agronomy,       involvement in plant pathology projects.
Canadian Society of Horticultural Science    The 2005 T.C. Vanterpool Prize went to
and Canadian Weed Science Society. The       David L Geenshields, a Ph.D. candidate
Canadian Phytopathological Society is the    under the supervision of Dr. Yangdou Wei
host society for this prestigious meeting    in the Department of Biology. David’s
which will be held in Saskatoon from June    research objectives include work on
10-14, 2007. Dr. Bailey informed the         transcriptional responses of powdery
audience of some of the many exciting        mildew-infected wheat, and powdery
sessions that are already being planned      mildew nutrition and host infection-
and encouraged all to mark these dates       related carbon partitioning
on their calendars.
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 86

Prior to adjournment, Coreen Franke           Research Centre. Twenty registered
announced that she would be retiring as       participants from government, university,
Regional Representative after five            and industry heard 13 oral presentations
enjoyable years, and that the job would be    dealing with host-pathogen interactions,
now left in the very capable hands of Dr.     pathogen detection and disease diagnosis
Godfrey Chongo. Congratulations,              and management. Our keynote speaker,
Godfrey!                                      Agnes Murphy from AAFC in Fredericton,
                                              started the meeting off on an excellent
And finally, as has become tradition at the   note with a presentation entitled: “Plant
Saskatchewan CPS meetings, a number of        pathology and potato breeding:
participants met for a superb meal and        interlaced disciplines”.
affable conversation at the Saskatoon Asian
Restaurant, after which all went home full    Following the meeting, attendees had
and happy.                                    dinner at the ‘Blue Door’ in Fredericton
                                              and awards were presented to the keynote
                                              speaker and graduate students. Three
Coreen Franke                                 graduate student awards were presented.
Saskatchewan Regional Representative          The 1st place award went to William (Billy)
                                              MacDonald, a Masters student at the
                                              University of Prince Edward Island, for his
                                              presentation entitled “Suppression of
2005 Maritime Region CPS Meeting,             potato (Solanum tuberosum) early blight
Fredericton, New Brunswick                    (in vivo) and germination of Alternaria
                                              spp. conidia (in vitro) with strobilurin
Members of the CPS from the Maritime          fungicides”. Billy is supervised by Robert
Region came together in Fredericton, New      Coffin (Cavendish Farms), Chris Lacroix
Brunswick with other colleagues to share      (University of PEI), and Rick Peters
in discussions of current research and        (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
fellowship. The meeting was held on           Charlottetown). The 2nd place award went
December 1, 2005 at the AAFC Potato           to Paul Young, an Honours student at the
                                              University of Prince Edward Island, for his
                                              presentation entitled “The sensitivity to




                                                 William (Billy) MacDonald (M.Sc.,
                                                University of Prince Edward Island)
         Keynote speaker Agnes                    receives the 1st place student
               Murphy.                        presentation award from Claudia Goyer
                                                        (AAFC, Fredericton).
                                                               CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 87

mefenoxam of Canadian strains of
Phytophthora erythroseptica, causal
agent of potato pink rot, and their
interactions with P. infestans in tubers”.
Paul is supervised by Larry Hale
(University of PEI), and Rick Peters and
Bud Platt (Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada, Charlottetown). The 3rd place
award went to Natasha Robinson, a
Masters student at the University of
Prince Edward Island, for her presentation
entitled “Host-pathogen interactions of
various combinations of Verticillium
species inoculum in potato”. Natahsa          Natasha Robinson (M.Sc., University of
was supervised by Larry Hale (University      Prince Edward Island) receives the 3rd
of PEI) and Bud Platt (Agriculture and        place student presentation award from
Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown).               Claudia Goyer (AAFC, Fredericton).

Special thanks to the CPS for financial
contributions. Also, many thanks go to
Xianzhou Nie (AAFC, Fredericton) for
organizing and hosting the meeting. We       WESTERN COMMITTEE ON PLANT
also thank Gordon Braun (AAFC,               DISEASE, 30TH ANNUAL MEETING
Kentville) and Claudia Goyer (AAFC,
Fredericton) for judging the graduate        The Western Committee on Plant Disease
student competition. We look forward to      (WCPD) as part of the Western Forum on
the 2006 Maritime Region meeting to be       Pest Management (WFPM) held its 30th
held in Kentville, Nova Scotia hosted by     Annual Meeting on November 7, 2005 in
Gordon Braun (AAFC, Kentville).              Canmore, Alberta. A successful one-day
                                             meeting was held with the participation of
Respectfully submitted,                      50 pathologists and personnel interested
Rick Peters, CPS Maritime Region Rep.        in plant disease research and
                                             management from the four western
                                             provincial governments, the federal
                                             government, government agencies,
                                             representatives of the agriculture
                                             industries, product development and
                                             sales, and some participants from eastern
                                             Canada.

                                             Presentations from government
                                             agencies: Dr. Habib Quayyum, Fungicide
                                             Section, Pest Management Regulatory
                                             Agency, presented updates on fungicide
                                             emergency registrations, new
                                             registrations, and the risk reduction
                                             program with biopesticides. Brian Rex,
                                             Canadian Food Inspection Agency,
  Paul Young (Honours, University of         provided updates on Blue berry scorch
Prince Edward Island) receives the 2nd       virus, Plum pox virus, soybean rust,
place student presentation award from        sudden oak death, chrysanthemum white
  Claudia Goyer (AAFC, Fredericton).         rust, and the nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 88

and field pea shipments to India. Dr Tim       (Verticillium, Colletotrichum and Fusarium) in
MacDonald, AAFC, Pest Management               Manitoba. (7) Anthracnose in peas
Centre, Ottawa, presented an overview of       (Colletotrichum pisi) in Manitoba, and
the Pest Risk Reduction Program, a joint       Ascochyta blight in Saskatchewan. (8)
effort of AAFC and the PMRA of Health          Chickpea ascochyta blight in
Canada.                                        Saskatchewan. (9) Bacterial halo blight
                                               on green bean crops in Alberta. (10)
Representatives of the pesticide               Downy mildew and botrytis neck rot of
industry: Scott MacDonald of BASF              onion in Manitoba.
presented an overview on the new
fungicide Pristine and the bioregulator        The WCPD Executive for 2006 is: Khalid
Apogee for fire blight reduction.              Rashid (Chair), Penny Pearse (Vice-Chair),
                                               Robert Spencer (Secretary / Treasurer),
Special topics session: Three                  Mardi Desjardins and Tracy Shinners-
presentations emphasized some current          Carnelley (Guidelines Editors), Rhonda
disease management issues: “Club root of       Kurtz (Slide Set Editor).
canola in Alberta” by Murray Hartman.
AAFRD. “Research on Club root diseases         Presented by Khalid Rashid (Chairman,
in vegetable crops” by Dr. Mary Ruth           WCPD).
McDonald, University of Guelph.
“Microbial Biofilms in plant diseases” by
Dr. Michael Harding, MBEC, Calgary,
Alberta.


Disease Reports and Chapter updates:
                                               Announcements
The regular business of the WCPD took
place with reports from the website editor,
the slide set editor, the Disease Guideline    2006 Membership Renewal
editors; and reports on the CPS
publications and major plant pathology         Membership fees for 2006 are due by
meetings in 2005. The Chairs/Alternates        January 31, 2006.
of the 13 Chapters reported on the disease
situations of the various plant species        Membership renewal forms were mailed to
listed in each chapter, on research            all CPS members in mid November. The
updates, the future needs for disease          forms may also be found on the CPS
management, and the changes proposed           website at: http://www.cps-scp.ca/
for each chapter.                              membershipapplication.htm.

Diseases of significant incidence and          Please return your membership dues
severity in 2005: (1) Wheat leaf rust and      promptly to ensure that you receive your
oat crown rust in Manitoba and                 newsletters and journals on time, and to
Saskatchewan. Fusarium head blight             avoid paying the late fee. Prompt
especially in winter wheat in Manitoba.        renewals also make life much easier for
Cochliobolus leaf spots in barley in           your membership secretary and treasurer!
Manitoba. (2) Stripe rust in wheat and
barley in Alberta. (3) Blackleg in canola in   Emeritus members who do not require the
western Canada. (4) Pasmo in flax in           journal are reminded that they must
Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (5) Downy           contact the membership secretary
mildew and Verticillium wilt in sunflower      annually to maintain membership and
in Manitoba. (6) Early dying of potatoes       continue to receive the newsletter. You
                                               may do so by sending in a membership
                                                               CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 89

form, or by contacting the membership        Early volumes of Canadian Journal of
secretary by phone, email or fax with your   Plant Pathology (CJPP) are now available
current mailing address, and any other       on-line
changes for the membership directory.
                                             CPS-SCP is pleased to announce that
Gayle Jesperson                              Volumes 1-27 (1979-2005) of the Canadian
CPS Membership Secretary                     Journal of Plant Pathology (CJPP) are now
c/o BC Ministry of Agriculture & Lands       available on-line.
200-1690 Powick Rd.
Kelowna BC V1X 7G5                           Volumes 1 to 22 were recently scanned by
Email: Gayle.Jesperson@gov.bc.ca             Heather Martin and colleagues at the E-
                                             Learning Operations, University of Guelph
                                             Library. Back issues of the CJPP were
                                             made available by Greg J. Boland, Dept. of
                                             Environmental Biology, University of
                                             Guelph, from the archives of the CJPP
                                             that are maintained at the University of
Course Announcement:
                                             Guelph. Heather and colleagues scanned,
                                             and prepared the digital files into PDF
Introduction to Food- and Air-Borne
                                             files of individual articles. These files
Fungi. 12-16 June 2006, Ottawa,
                                             were then posted to the CPS-SCP website
Canada.
                                             by Lakdhar Lamari, Website Editor, Dept.
                                             of Plant Science, University of Manitoba,
More than 100 mould and yeast species
                                             and linked to the Tables of Contents in
common in indoor air and on food will be
                                             the CPS-SCP website. Access to Volumes
examined, including important species of
                                             1 to 22 is free to all internet users.
Penicillium, Aspergillus, Fusarium,
Trichoderma, Stachybotrys, Cladosporium,
                                             The advantages of this format are that the
Mucor, Rhizopus, Alternaria and
                                             titles and authors in the Tables of
Scopulariopsis. This 5 day course is
                                             Contents pages (presented as html text)
appropriate for those interested in food
                                             are searchable using most internet search
spoilage, indoor air quality, industrial
                                             engines and the search function of the
hygiene, mycotoxins, pharmaceuticals,
                                             CPS-SCP website, and the pdf files provide
biodeterioration, etc.
                                             a good compromise between file size and
                                             legibility of scanned text and images.
Instructors: Robert A. Samson and Jos
                                             Another advantage of this format is that
Houbraken, Centraalbureau voor
                                             the amount of space currently devoted to
Schimmelcultures. Keith A. Seifert and
                                             storage of the archives of CJPP (e.g. see
John Bissett, Agriculture and Agri-Food
                                             background of photo) can now be reduced
Canada.
                                             by up to 75%. The disadvantage of this
                                             format is that individual articles are not
For more information, please contact:
                                             searchable in the PDF format.
 Keith A. Seifert, Biodiversity Theme
                                             To access all CJPP articles on-line, visit
(Mycology & Botany), Eastern Cereal and
                                             the Publications page of the CPS-SCP
Oilseed Research Centre, 960 Carling
                                             website, and click on Table of Contents
Ave., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
                                             (http://www.cps-cp.ca/journallinks.htm).
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 CANADA. Phone:
                                             Volumes 1 to 22 in this Table are linked to
613-759-1378. Fax: 613-759-1701. Email:
                                             the scanned PDF files of previously
seifertk@agr.gc.ca or visit the course web
site at http://www.indoormold.org.
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 90

published issues of CJPP that are posted
on the CPS-SCP website server. Volumes
23-27 link to the NRC Press server at        CHECK YOUR LIBRARY HOLDINGS
http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/tcjpp/
plant.html where access to individual pdf    Proceedings of the Canadian Phytopathological
                                             Society was published from the Society’s
                                             inception in 1929 until 1979 when Can. J.
                                             Plant Pathol./Rev. can de phytopathol.
                                             started. There were only 46 volumes
                                             published because CPS sometimes held no
                                             annual meeting during the Second World
                                             War. Lloyd Seaman has spare copies of
                                             many of these volumes, including some of
                                             the earliest. Check your library’s and
                                             personal collections of this historically
                                             important publication to see if they are
                                             complete. If not, send Lloyd an email
                                             (lseaman@magma.ca) telling him what you
                                             would like to help complete the collection
                                             and he will send you anything available.


   Heather Martin (left), Manager of E-
    Learning Operations, University of
    Guelph Library, and Greg J. Boland
 (right), Professor, University of Guelph,
   stand in front of the archives of the     Submission Deadline for the March issue
   Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology.      of CPS - SCP News
  Heather is holding a CD that contains
    PDF files of Volumes 1 to 22 of the
journal that were digitized and posted to    PLEASE NOTE: The submission deadline
      the CPS-SCP website in 2005.           for the March issue of CPS - SCP News is
                                             February 8, 2006. Please have your
                                             reports and submissions to the Editor by
articles is restricted to Society members    this date. If you send photographs for
and subscribers.                             publication in the CPS-SCP News please
                                             ensure that you indicate that all
CPS-SCP extends a heart-felt thank you to    individuals appearing in the photographs
Heather Martin and her colleagues at the     have given permission for their
Library, who volunteered to help the         photographs to appear in the newsletter.
Society with this task.                      Photographs will not be published if
                                             permission has not been obtained from
                                             the individuals involved.
Greg J. Boland
                                                                 CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 91


Book Review                                    the summers as an undergraduate he
                                               worked for the BC Forest Service,
                                               sparking his interest in forestry. He
Don’s Story, Compiled by Jean Kirstine
                                               graduated in 1941 with a B.A. in Botany,
Adam Buckland Griffith, 161 pages,
                                               and taking a 1-year Forest option at UBC,
2005
                                               which gave him a BSF degree in 1942,
(An “e-book” available for download from
                                               followed this. In the fall of 1942 he was
http://www.dbuckland.com/donbook/)
                                               off to Yale University, where he completed
                                               a Master of Forestry (MF) in 1944 and his
Probably the younger members of the
                                               Ph.D. in Forest Pathology in 1945. During
Candian Phytopathological Society will not
                                               the summer months during his graduate
recognize the name of Donald Channing
                                                              work, he worked at the
Buckland (1917-1956) but I
                                                              Forest Pathology Laboratory,
recommend this recent book
                                                              Victoria, BC. May 1945
for its historical importance.
                                                              marked two important
Don was active in the Society
                                                              events - his marriage to
from 1945-1956 and served as
                                                              Kirstine Adam and
Chair of the subcommittee of
                                                              beginning a full-time
Forest Pathology from 1950-
                                                              research position at the
1956. I first met him in 1950
                                                              Forest Pathology Laboratory.
when I joined the CPS and the
                                                              In 1947 he was appointed
BC Regional group. Don
                                                              Officer-in-Charge of the
attended the regional
                                                              laboratory. He left that job
meetings regularly and,
                                                              in 1948 to accept a teaching
despite his relatively short
                                                              position at UBC in the
professional life, he became
                                                              Department of Forestry.
one of the most distinguished
                                                              After losing his sight, UBC
young members until his
                                               assured him of his continuing tenure and,
untimely death. He developed juvenile
                                               with his wife’s help, his lectures were all
diabetes at the age of 10 and lost his sight
                                               assembled from his notes and then taped
to diabetic retinopathy five years before
                                               and memorized.
his death.
                                               Don Buckland served as an example of
Although it is nearly 50 years since Don
                                               courage and determination to all his
Buckland’s death, his children have
                                               colleagues and friends. Although he was
encouraged their mother Kirstine to
                                               in delicate health for several years, his
assemble her many recollections and
                                               keen inquiring mind and his cheerful
records about this courageous and
                                               mental outlook compensated for his
remarkable man. During the writing of
                                               affliction.
Don’s Story, the book evolved into a family
saga and, in spite of the title of the book,
                                               Reviewed by Richard Stace-Smith.
it includes much about the life of his wife
and his young family both before and after
the five decades since Don’s death.

Don was born in New Zealand and came to
Vancouver at the age of two. After
finishing high school in New Westminster
he entered UBC, enrolling in the
Department of Biology and Botany. During
CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 92

People and Travel                              In early August 2005 Dr. Md. Aminul
                                               Islam joined Rona Sturrock’s research
                                               program at the Pacific Forestry Centre
Henry Huang of AAFC-Lethbridge                 (PFC) in Victoria, BC. Dr. Islam originates
Research Centre was invited to attend the      from Bangladesh where he completed an
International Symposium on Agricultural        M.Sc. in Botany. This was followed by
Biotechnology, August 25-29, 2005,             completion of a second M.Sc. at the
Xiamen, China. He delivered a keynote          University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In late
speech entitled “Trends and Progress in        2004 Aminul completed his PhD at the
Agricultural Biotechnology”, at the Plenary    University of Hannover, Germany. As an
Session.                                       NSERC Visiting Fellow at the PFC Dr.
                                               Islam will be working to enhance
Also, he was invited to visit Pengzhou,        understanding of interactions between
Sichuan, to see diseases of vegetable          Douglas-fir and the root rot pathogen
crops, a CIDA Small Farm Project in            Phellinus sulphurascens (formerly P. weirii).
China. He presented a seminar entitled
“Non-chemical methods for management
of soilborne diseases of field crops” at the
Symposium on Soilborne Diseases of
Crops, Pengzhou, Sichuan, September 1,
2005 and at the Institute of Plant
Protection, Sichuan Academy of
Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan,
September 6, 2005.




Dr. Dilantha Fernando, Department of
Plant Science, University of Manitoba, was
conferred the title of Honored Professor
during his visit to the Inner Mongolia
Agriculture University, and Inner Mongolia
Academy of Agricultural Sciences in
Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China from
August 7-21, 2005. Dilantha conducted a
workshop on Sclerotinia disease
management in sunflower in Linhe City,
and gave lectures at the University and at
the Agriculture Academy. Dilantha’s trip
was sponsored and paid for by the
Government of P.R. China under the
International Research Partnership
Program. Dilantha will also be a co-
supervisor to a PhD candidate working on
                                                Dr. Aminul Islam inspecting Douglas-fir
Sclerotinia in China.
                                                 and P. sulphurascens inoculum units.
                                                                    CPS-SCP News 49 (4) - 93


Employment                                        Environmental Science whose research
                                                  program falls within the interest of the
                                                  candidate;
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sustainable
                                              -   The candidate’s curriculum vitae
Agriculture – 2006
                                                  including an e-mail address;
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental
                                              -   Names and e-mail addresses of two
Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill
                                                  individuals who have agreed to provide
University, 21,111 Lakeshore, Ste. Anne
                                                  letters of reference;
de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada H9X 3V9
                                              -   Two letters of reference, sent directly by
                                                  the referees;
Description: Applications are now being
                                              -   University-level transcripts. These may
accepted for a 2-year fellowship, valued at
                                                  be official transcripts sent directly by the
CDN$35,000 per year, tenable in the
                                                  university or universities, or unofficial
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental
                                                  transcripts sent by the candidate.
Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill
University. The successful candidate will
                                              All application materials should be
conduct postdoctoral research in the area
                                              submitted to:
of sustainable agriculture under the
                                              Scholarships Committee, c/o T. Bird
supervision of a professor in the Faculty’s
                                              Student Affairs Office, Laird Hall, Room
academic units, which include
                                              106 Macdonald Campus of McGill
Agricultural Economics, Animal Science,
                                              University 21,111 Lakeshore Road Ste.
Biosystems Engineering, Dietetics and
                                              Anne de Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9
Human Nutrition, Food Science and
                                              E-mail address: Toni.Bird@mcgill.ca
Agricultural Chemistry, Natural Resource
                                              Fax number: 514-398-7968.
Sciences, Parasitology and Plant Science.
For more information on the Faculty and
its research activities, please visit our
website www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/units.
                                              Contact the Editors
Eligibility: Candidates must have
completed their PhD within three years
prior to commencement of the award.           Kelly Turkington, Editor
                                              Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Agricul-
Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2006.        ture et Agroalimentaire Canada
The award will be available as soon as a      AAFC - Lacombe Research Centre/AAC -
successful candidate is selected, with the    Centre de recherches de Lacombe
exact start date to be negotiated with the    6000 C&E Trail/6000 C&E Trail
candidate. The following application          Lacombe, Alberta/Lacombe (Alberta)
materials are required and may be             T4L 1W1
submitted by electronic mail, by fax or by    Telephone/Téléphone: 403-782-8138
postal mail to meet the deadline:             Facsimile/Télécopieur: 403-782-6120
- A letter of application from the            turkingtonk@agr.gc.ca
  candidate, including a statement of
  research interests for the period of the    Jim Menzies, Associate Editor
  fellowship (maximum 2 pages) and an         Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Agricul-
  indication of when he/she expects to be     ture et Agroalimentaire Canada
  available to take up the award if           195 Dafoe Road/195 Dafoe Road
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  outline the facilities required to          R3T 2M9
  undertake the research and the names        Telephone/Téléphone: 204-983-5714
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