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Attention graduate students!

The Plant Canada Conference 2011 will be held July 17-21 at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme of the conference is “Plant Adaptation to Environmental Change”. On behalf of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee it is our pleasure to invite you to participate.

Plant Canada 2011 will be an excellent opportunity to share your original research with the Canadian plant science community.  The conference will also feature many special presentations delivered by prominent scientists on current “hot topics” addressing the theme of the conference. Additionally, there will be student oral and poster presentation competitions.

There will be several recreational activities organized for you to attend. Nova Scotia has great music, food, hospitality and natural beauty which we look forward to sharing with you.  Additional information are available below and on our facebook page.

This conference is organized by the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), the Canadian Society of Horticultural Science (CSHS), the Canadian Botanical Association (CBA), the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP), the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS), and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Atlantic Section.  The Plant Canada Conference is held every four years and is the most strongly attended plant science conference in Canada. 

We warmly welcome you to Halifax and to the Plant Canada Conference 2011!


Michel McElroy, CoChair (PhD. Candidate, Dalhousie University)

Malinda Thilakarathna, CoChair (PhD. Candidate, Dalhousie University)

Caitlin Porter (MSc. Candidate, Saint Mary’s University)

Zachary MacDougall (MSc. Candidate, Saint Mary’s University)

Kathleen Glover, Advisor (Associate Professor, Nova Scotia Agricultural College)


Graduate Student Organizing Committee

Plant Canada Conference 2011


A Guide to Halifax: Students


In the interest of helping match students with prospective supervisors attending our conference, we are creating a listing of graduate student and post-doctoral positions to be posted both on our website and on a notice board during the conference.
 If you have positions you wish to advertise, fill out the form and mail it to Michel McElroy , or obtain a blank paper copy at the registration desk, and indicate if there is a specific time you can meet potential candidates.


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The Graduate Students’ Hospitality Room will be located at the conference premises, Saint Mary’s University from the date of registration (17th of July) till end of the conference (21st of July). There will be volunteer graduate students in the hospitality room to help and guide the participating graduate students who are unfamiliar with the city. Halifax is the capital city in Nova Scotia with its own scenic beauty. If someone wants to explore the city, our volunteer graduate students are dedicated to provide necessary guidance. Also this will be a great opportunity to mingle with fellow graduate students attending the conference from different universities and different countries. Refreshments will be provided at the graduate students’ hospitality room.


NSERCGraduate NSERC Information Session: Come by the Student Hospitality Room for an informal session with NSERC representative Manon Hotte to ask questions and get information on NSERC grants available to grad students and post-docs. Coffee will be served.
Date: Sunday, July 17
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: SB422


BBQStudent BBQ: If you’re hungry after the student poster session, make sure not to miss our Student BBQ! We’ll have some tasty locally sourced food (free of charge!) drinks and lots of good company. If you plan to attend, make sure to RSVP (http://tinyurl.com/3h22z8f )Tickets for non-students registrants are available for  $20.
Date :  July 18
Time: 19:30-23:00
Location: Gorsebrook Lounge
Gorsebrook Building
Student Sociable: Catch up with other students after the tour day at the Gorsebrook Lounge for a relaxing drink  after the tour day.
Date :  July 19
Time: 21:00-23:00
Location: Gorsebrook Lounge

A Guide to Halifax: Students
Welcome to Halifax!
Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia. With a population of 396 000, it is largest city in the Atlantic Canada.  It is a maritime city situated in the center of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Coastline along the Halifax Habour. Halifax is a port town surrounded by beautiful coastal landscapes. One of the older cities in Canada, Halifax is rich in history and features several important Canadian tourist destinations. The city offers a diversity of things to do and see.
We hope you’ll enjoy your time here and we assembled this guide to to help you find your way around the city. Each of the following links contains information we thought would be most useful or interesting to grad students attending the Plant Canada Conference 2011. Please also feel free to contact the grad student committee directly for more information.
Celiac association recommended restaurants
Current Events and Culture
Bar Scene 
Plant Canada 2011 Grad Student Committee
Additional visitors guides:
The Coast is a local independent weekly newspaper and website written largely for students and young professionals in the city. It contains a series of guides to Halifax, local articles, current events, and reviews : http://www.thecoast.ca/
Halifax’s LGBT travel website, Rainbow Halifax: http://www.destinationhalifax.com/rainbow
Halifax Association of Vegetarians Recommended Restaurants: http://www.halifaxvegetarians.ca/restaurants_Hfx_central.html
Halifax Regional Municipality Visitors Guide http://www.halifax.ca/visitorinfo/VisitorGuide.html
Destination Halifax: http://www.destinationhalifax.com/visitors
Nova Scotia Tourism: (already on website) http://www.novascotia.com/en/home/default.aspx
Dunlop, D. and Scott, A. 2006.  Exploring Nova Scotia. Formac Publishing Company Limited. Halifax, Nova Scotia.


   Chair: Dr. Y. Papadopoulos, 902-896-2452 - Yousef.Papadopoulos@agr.gc.caPlant Canada Webmaster
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