Information about the Bulletin
As the current Editor, I look forward to receiving articles of interest to the botanical community from members of the CBA/ABC. Three issues are published each year, in March, September and December. Articles should be sent electronically to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadlines for each issue are given on the second page of the Bulletin. Manuscripts may also be sent by mail to: Christine D. Maxwell, 924 Cassandra Place, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1C1
The Bulletin is available only to members of the Canadian Botanical Association (and a few subscribing libraries). Members will be notified by email when a new edition is available on line. See instructions below. Those regular members who wish to have a paper copy may do so by indicating on the membership form. The annual cost is $8.00. Retired members may have a paper copy at no cost, though many have said they prefer the online version only. This can also be indicated on the membership form.
The Canadian Botanical
Association Bulletin is designed for members of the association. It’s
goals are to inform members about Association's activities, to
keep updated about botany in Canada, and to provide a means of
expression. Most members are live in Canada but others come from
United States, Europe, Africa, and Australasia. A few libraries,
Canadian and foreign, are subscribers too.
Contents of the Bulletin
The CBA Bulletin is both the result of interests of those active members involved in the Association and the editor's style. Over the years, the Bulletin showed great variations in its page layout and in its contents. Some columns are seasonal while others are regular features. Some columns lasted for a time and disappeared (e.g. The Plant Press prepared by Joe Gerrath). Depending on the issue, the following are examples of what may be found:
News from Sections
Portraits of living botanists
Papers (popular, scientific or else)
Book (or any publication) Reviews
Requests for information or collaboration
Reports of meetings (particularly the Annual Meeting),symposia or workshops.
Current Research Projects in Canadian Labs
A full set of Bulletins is available on a CD produced by Martin Dubé (cost $5.00 available from the current Editor). It is interesting to read the history of the CBA from the first Bulletin, in 1968, up to the present!
Christine D. Maxwell
Bulletin of the Canadian Botanical Association