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Western Forum on Pest Management (WFPM)

The Western Committee on Crop Pests (WCCP) and the Western Committee on Plant Diseases (WCPD) are committees that fall under the auspices of the Western Forum on Pest Management. They function as advisory bodies to provincial government advisory committees of the four western Canadian provinces and to other agencies concerned with pest control within the region. Their objective is to promote the development and adoption of sound integrated control measures for pests of regional concern in the four western provinces.

Plan now to attend the BEST Entomology & Pathology update meeting for western Canada of the year, as our annual meetings never fail to meet this mark!

Annual Meeting

On behalf of your Western Forum on Pest Management (WFPM) executive and local organizing committee, you are invited to attend the annual in-person WFPM meeting October 25–27th 2023, hosted at the Coast Capri Hotel in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.

Receive the special conference rate (available for reservations between October 24-27) at the host hotel by booking under the room block prior to September 25.
--> By phone (250-860-6060), use the code GFC29126 or mention Western Forum on Pest Management.
--> Online, select the ‘Special code’ drop-down menu and choose the ‘Group attendee’ option before entering the code CCH-GFC29126.

The pre-conference agriculture networking tour begins at 12:30pmMDT on Wednesday, October 25. Participants will return well before the welcome reception at 7:30pmMDT in the Horizon South Room at the Coast Capril Hotel. Concurrent Western Committee on Crop Pests (entomology) and Western Committee on Plant Diseases (pathology) meetings are on Thursday, October 26 and the WFPM joint business meeting is the morning of October 27. View in the printable full agenda or summary agenda.

Many thanks to WFPM’s industry sponsors who continue to make this meeting a resounding success!

Registration is now open. Purchase your ticket HERE!

 

Graduate Student Sponsorship Program
Since 2017 the Western Forum on Pest Management has been awarding student travel bursaries to encourage grad student participation at this annual meeting- and this opportunity is available again in 2023.

Four travel bursaries, intended for a BC, AB, SK and MB graduate student, are available to be awarded to cover attendance and travel costs. 

Details: This offering provides free registration for graduate students studying plant pathology, entomology or a related field at universities in the four western provinces. Each award has a maximum value of $750 based on a travel budget submitted by the graduate student applicant. It is generally expected that the full sum of the award will offset travel, accommodation, meals and incidental costs not included in the conference registration. Awards will be based on both student merit and financial need in order for students to attend, awarded at the discretion of the selection committee. 

Application process: Submit the following to Meghan Vankosky at Meghan.Vankosky@AGR.GC.CA:
1) your CV; 2) a half page overview of your research project; 3) a brief budget for travel; and 4) a short recommendation letter from your supervisor.

Deadline: Friday, September 29th, 2023.

 

WFPM Minutes

Annual meeting overviews, minutes and other information

Chair: Keith Gabert

Secretary - Treasurer: Robyne Davidson