The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of individuals and institutions dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. Our mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
Dear SETAC Prairie Northern Members;
As many of you know, we hosted the 1st annual meeting of the new Prairie Northern Regional Chapter of SETAC North America in Saskatoon on June 11, 2010.
Approximately 75 people from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba attended the meeting, representing industry, government and academia. Following Plenary Speakers, student platform presentations, and a poster social, the meeting wrapped up with a deluxe banquet. By all accounts, the meeting was a success and fun was had by all. A more detailed summary of the meeting will be published in the SETAC Globe newsletter this autumn.
I am happy to announce that the next chapter meeting will be held in Winnipeg sometime next spring! More details to follow...
At this point in the Chapter development, we as members need to nominate and vote for a Board of Directors, comprising 9 individuals with approximate equal representation among industry, government and academia, and among the 3 provinces (and territories). According to our Constitution, these Board members are:
3 additional Board Members (all above are 1 year renewable terms, max 3 years
2 Student Board Members (1 year term renewable for a 2nd year)
PLEASE consider this request and nominate individuals, or self nominate
(volunteer) yourself, to become a Board member. It is not an onerous task, we have the annual chapter meeting and 1-2 additional meetings (usually by conference call) during the year. We plan on holding elections (online) sometime this autumn.