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University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus where this meeting will be held is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

The rumors are true! After being thwarted by Covid in 2021, the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) is back in Vancouver, BC, May 26-29, 2024. Meeting accommodations and the majority of meeting activities will be hosted at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a city within a city, with a diversity of attractions. This website is currently under construction as details are finalized, but please see the sidebar for a general idea of key dates. At this meeting, you can expect: a fun and welcoming community-oriented vibe, a diversity of innovative and affordable field trips and workshops, and a killer scientific program highlighting the scientific breadth of researchers across Canada.


Vancouver is renowned for its rich cultural scene, culinary delights, and breathtaking landscapes, including picturesque coastal views, lush forests, and majestic mountains, with easy access from UBC via an extensive public transit system. Why not visit early, to visit key attractions? Buy fresh pasta at Granville Island Market, say hi to the beavers at Stanley Park, observe Saturn through a telescope at the Space Centre, see the steam clock and visit a speakeasy in historic Gastown, or pet a rescued bunny at Commercial Drive. Venture a bit farther to climb Chief Mountain, eat a Honey's donut at Deep Cove, take a ferry to Salt Spring Island's famous Ganges market, surf the waves at Tofino, or camp at Golden Ears Provincial Park. Don’t want to venture far? On campus, you'll find popular tourist attractions, including the Museum of Anthropology, Wreck Beach, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Pacific Spirit Park, and the UBC Botanical Garden where you can walk amongst the trees, accessible via campus buses or a stroll.


Vancouver is situated on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Practitioners of science from academia, government agencies, NGOs, and other individuals interested in the fields of ecology, evolution, and conservation, both from Canada and internationally, are invited to join us. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups in these scientific disciplines to attend and actively participate in the meeting. We strongly encourage the submission of symposia and workshop proposals that promote diversity, inclusion, decolonization, and reconciliation in fundamental and applied science, as well as education.


We can’t wait to see you in Vancouver!


An important side note: we encourage you to book your accommodations at UBC in the housing blocks UBC has reserved for us for this meeting. Doing so will give you convenient access to the conference, which is otherwise a trek from most of Vancouver, while also preventing CSEE from losing funds by helping to meet our quota with UBC.

Upcoming Dates

Closed: Proposals for symposia, workshops, and field trips

Closed: Proposals close

Early February 2024: Registration opens

March 18, 2024: Final day for contributed paper submissions (11:59 PM PT)

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