Meetings for 2011-2012

Monday, October 17, 2011 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Renée Lebeuf, a well known presenter from Montreal, Quebec

Presentation: "Common Mycenas of the Eastern provinces"

Description: Renée will present the characteristics of this Genera, describe the main sections and present the most common species found in our area, with microscopic and macroscopic pictures. Her main goal is to demystify these small but beautiful species and encourage their study.


Monday, November 21, 2011 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Leonard Hutchison, Associate Professor, Lakehead University

Presentation: "Life Underground: the Story of Truffles and Truffle-Like Fungi"

Description: Dr. Hutchison’s presentation is on the hypogeous fungi more commonly known as truffles and false truffles. He will discuss the symbiotic relationship between hypogeous fungi and the roots of forest trees that forms the ectomycorrhizae and the role of the ectomycorrhizae in protecting forests.


Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Vera Del Vecchio

Presentation: "EM and Bokashi Composting"

Description: Vera is an MST member and President of Healthy Earth. She has a long standing interest in bringing composting techniques to an urban environment.


Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Britt Bunyard PhD

Description: Britt hold a PhD in molecular and cell biology. He is past Editor-in-Chief of NAMA’s journal McIlvainea and newsletter The Mycophile. He is now publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Fungi Magazine.


Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Annual General Meeting for 2011-2012

Speaker: Allison Walker, PhD student

Presentation: "Marine Fungi of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico"

Description: Allison began her study of mycology under Dr. David Malloch at the U of T. She now is a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory where her special area of interest centres around marine ascomycota.