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The Canadian Botanical Association

The Canadian Botanical Association (CBA/ABC) serves as the national organization for botanists in Canada, including professional botanists at universities, colleges, schools, government and industry as well as students, technicians and amateurs. The association represents Canadian Botany and botanists in matters of local, national and international importance. The preservation of botanically significant natural areas is of special interest. Read more...




Position Papers

Global Change

Transplanting and seeding as a means of preservation

Response to Canada's Fundamental Science Review

Canada's Fundamental Science Review

Government of Canada Final Report @ Sciencereview.ca



Future CBA-ABC meetings

2018 - meet jointly with the Botanical Society of America (BSA) at Rochester, Minnesota, USA (July 21-25, 2018)

2019 - meet with PLANT CANADA societies at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (July 7-12, 2019)

Fascination of Plants Day


Dr. Santokh Singh's laboratory at UBC celebrates Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2016



Chlorofilms - plant videos on YouTube

Chlorofilms - plant videos on YouTube


VASCAN-the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada

More News, Events and Announcements........

Canadian Journal of BotanyBotany

(Formerly Canadian Journal of Botany)



Membership Application Forms

The members of the society receive the CBA/ABC Bulletin, the only nation-wide publication that disseminate current information on Canadian Botanical Science and Canadian Botanists, may attend the annual meeting that serves as a vital forum for the exchange of botanical ideas and information, contribute to the development of position papers that are united and authoritative voice on matters of concern to Canadian Botanists, have the opportunity to participate in efforts to facilitate research activity in Botany contributing to the advancement of the science in Canada, can subscribe to Canadian Science Publishing journals at a reduced rate.


2018 Call for award nominations and applications

The Lawson Medal

Mary E. Elliott Award

Magister Teaching Award

Awards for Students:

·         Laurie Consaul Northern Research Scholarship award is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who will be undertaking their field research in Botany in the northern regions (north of 60o) of Canada in the upcoming field season.

·         Lionel Cinq-Mars Award for the best oral presentation by a student as a contributed paper at the CBA/ABC Annual Meeting.

·         Iain and Sylvia Taylor Award for the best student poster presented at the CBA/ABC Annual Meeting.

·         Luella K. Weresub Memorial Award for the best paper in Fungal Biology.

·         Taylor A. Steeves Award for the best paper in Plant development, Structure or Morphology.

·         Porsild-Consaul Award for the best paper in in Systematics and Phytogeography.

·         J. Stan Rowe Award for for the best paper in Plant Ecology

·         John Macoun Travel Bursary to provide partial financial assistance for travel to the Annual Meeting to a student (or students) presenting a paper or a poster.

·         Keith Winterhalder Undergraduate Travel Award to a student presenting a paper or a poster at the CBA/ABC Annual meeting.

·         Undergraduate Student Regional Awards for the best presentation by an undergraduate student in the discipline of Botany at one of the major regional undergraduate conferences in Biology.




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