Please read the categories below prior to filling out the application on this page. 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.
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, or other non-faculty researchers who are engaged in research in a relevant field, after the successful completion of a PhD. 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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Graduate Associates are graduate students or research assistants 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 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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