History

On August 3, 1915 in the Assembly Hall of The Normal College, Truro, Nova Scotia a meeting, spearheaded by Mr. W.H. Brittain, was held to organize a society to be known as the Nova Scotia Entomological Society to constitute a branch of the Ontario Entomological Society. The Society took form at a time when concern about an introduced insect, the brown-tail moth, was at its peak.

In 1921, the name was changed to the Acadian Entomological Society, and the first meeting outside Nova Scotia held in Saint John, New Brunswick. It was hoped that this change would attract members from wider areas. After the Second World War the ranks of professional entomologists in Canada as a whole began to swell. Many felt the need for a truly national society to speak for so widely separated a group. This became a reality in 1950 when the Ontario Entomological Society relinquished its unique editorship of The Canadian Entomologist, the official organ of entomology in Canada, and The Entomological Society of Canada came into being. It was decided that regional societies would become affiliates. The Acadian Entomological Society expanded its membership to all interested entomologists in the four Atlantic Provinces and Maine.

Highlighted from an article by Jean Adams -
‘A History of the Acadian Entomological Society on its 50th Anniversary ’.
The Atlantic Advocate, August 1965.

Executive 2019

PRESIDENT
Sebastian Ibarra
The Government of Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
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PAST PRESIDENT
Emily Owens
Atlantic Forestry Centre
P.O. Box 4000
1350 Regent Street South
Fredericton, NB E3B 5P7 

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REGIONAL DIRECTOR TO THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
Dr. Peggy Dixon
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada St. John's Research and Development Centre
308 Brookfield Road,
St. John's, NL
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VICE-PRESIDENT
Gaétan Moreau
Université de Moncton
Campus de Moncton
Pavillon Léopold-Taillon
18, avenue Antonine-Maillet
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
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SECRETARY - TREASURER
Sara Edwards
UNB Fredericton
Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton,
New Brunswick E3B 5A3 
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JOURNAL EDITORS

Rob Johns and Sara Edwards
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Sara Edwards email

WEBMASTER
Rylee Isitt
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Bylaws of the Acadian
Entomological Society

(updated, April 2016)

Annual Meetings and
Principle Officers


Honorary Members

F.M. Cannon - Charlottetown, PEI
D. Eidt - Fredericton, N.B.
M.E. MacGillivray - Fredericton, N.B.
C.R. MacLellan - Kentville, N.S.

R.F. Morris - St. John's, Nfld
D.C. Read - Charlottetown, PEI
W. Shands - Salem, SC, USA
G.W. Simpson - Orono, ME, USA

V.R. Vickery - Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.
P.L. Dixon - St. John's, Nfld
D.T.W. Quiring - Fredericton, N.B.