November 3-5, 2023

48th annual conference of the SQÉBC

2023 annual conference of the SQEBC

We are delighted to invite you to the 2023 SQEBC annual conference, which will be held from November 3rd to 5th, 2023. This year, the congress is organized by the Université de Montréal with generous support from UdeM's One Health Initiative

This year's theme is: "Animal Social Networks". We encourage anyone working on projects related to this theme, as well as projects in animal ecology and behaviour more generally, to attend.

We are also pleased to announce three phenomenal invited speakers who will give the plenary lectures at the event:

Meggan E. Craft (University of Minnesota: )

Pierre-Olivier Montiglio (UQÀM :

Eric Vander Wal (Assistant professor, Memorial University: )

UdeM’s Club étudiant pour Une Seule Santé (One Health) is also organizing a workshop on Setting animal sociability within the urban fabric that we hope will attract a number of early career researchers including undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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2023 annual conference of the SQEBC

Our program for 2023

The conference is organized by the Université de Montréal in collaboration with UdeM's Initiative Une Seule Santé (One Health Initiative). The conference will take place entirely in person in the Complexe des sciences at UdeM's new MIL Campus (1375 ave. Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux, near the Acadie and Outremont metro stations).

The Friday afternoon Early Career Researcher workshop is being organized by the Club Étudiant Une Seule Santé. Activities will be organized around the theme "Mise en scène de la sociabilité animale dans la trame urbaine / Integrating animal sociability within the urban fabric". This event is geared specifically towards all early career researchers including undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Schedule at a glance

Friday, November 3rd

PM: ECR workshop led by UdeM’s Club étudiant Une Seule Santé

Evening: Plenary talk and Welcome cocktail

Saturday, November 4th

AM and PM: Plenary talks, contributed talks, poster session and General Assembly meeting

Evening: Banquet

Sunday, November 5th

AM: Contributed talks and poster session


Our invited speakers

Ces trois scientifiques d’exception partageront avec nous leurs réflexions et recherches liées aux réseaux sociaux animaux lors de l’événement !

  • Meggan Craft

    Meggan Craft

    College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

    Meggan is an an infectious disease ecologist. The broad aim of her research program is to understand infectious disease dynamics in animal and human populations.

  • Pierre-Olivier Montiglio

    Pierre-Olivier Montiglio

    Département de sciences biologiques, UQÀM

    Pierre-Olivier's research focuses on the evolution of traits that are expressed during organism-organism interactions. To understand the evolution of these behaviours, his lab builds models, conducts field work, and designs laboratory experiments on a range of species.

  • Eric Vander Wal

    Eric Vander Wal

    Department of Biology, Memorial University

    Eric specializes in wildlife evolutionary ecology. His research focuses largely on key animal behaviours, social structure, life history, resource or habitat selection, space use, and movement rates.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors

Their generous contribution and commitment will make this event a success.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors

Welcome to Montréal!

The organizing committee is looking forward meeting you in November!!!



SQEBC 2023

1375, Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux Montréal, QC Canada, H2V 0B3

Registration period

September 21, 2023 - 08:00 until November 3, 2023 - 20:00

Submission period

September 21, 2023 - 00:00 until October 20, 2023 - 17:00

Contact us

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