Please read the categories at the bottom of the page, prior to filling out this application. If you feel that you do not fit within any of these categories, please contact us to find out how you can get involved.
Membership is by invitation OR application and subsequent approval by the Executive Committee, for a duration of either two years or continued enrollment, employment or project term.
Associates ApplicationThe Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc) is a network of interdisciplinary researchers with the purpose of pushing the limits in bee research, education, public outreach, and policy. Ultimately, our goal is to apply our collaborative efforts to the development of policies and environmental management for the long-term sustainability of bees and the vital ecosystem services they provide. We are excited that you are interested in joining us, please see the membership options below. If you feel that you do not fit within one of these categories, please contact us to find out other ways to get involved. * required item
Faculty Associates are part-time, full-time, or emeritus faculty members engaged in research at York University, or at an external university. Their participation in events such as the BEEc Biannual Meeting, relevant grant-related activities, and contribution to research are invaluable additions that drive our success.
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Research Associates are post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, research assistants or other non-faculty researchers who are engaged in research in a relevant field. Their expertise and involvement in the research and intellectual life of BEEc, and participation during workshops and conferences support the future of BEEc.
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Student Associates are undergraduate or graduate students who are supervised or co-supervised by a BEEc Faculty Associate. Their contribution to research and BEEc activities by attending, participating in and/or supporting the organization of workshops, conferences and other events, drives BEEc's ability to create a hub of bee research.
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Industry Associates are often active in the field, working directly (in a paid or otherwise capacity) with a government agency, relevant industry, or non-profit organization. This membership category recognizes the importance of the community outside of academia in supporting the mandate of BEEc (based on affiliation with a research project or activity).
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