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Archive of Past MST Meetings

Meetings for 2012-2013

Monday, October 15, 2012 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Jennifer MacDonald

Presentation: Wood Rot Fungi - The Resupinate Tricholomatacae

Description: Jennifer is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Her area of expertise is the Resupinateae, a tribe of fungi in the Tricholomataceae that are resupinate. This is a group of wood-rot fungi that provide an interesting study in how an organism can simplify its morphology to best suit its environment. Come to this meeting. Find out why you should turn over logs and find out what resupinate means.


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

Speaker: Anna Sienicka, MST member.

Presentation: Homeopathic use of Mushrooms

Description: Anna is a Registered Homeopathic Practitioner whose education and training also includes Kinesiology, Health Sciences and Sports Medicine. She has a special interest in health benefits of mushrooms and uses medicinal mushrooms in her professional practice.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Speaker: Santiago Sanchez-Ramirez, PhD candidate, University of Toronto


Description: Santiago is in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and will speak about his work on Amanitas.


Monday, April 22, 2013 7:30 p.m.

Annual General Meeting for 2012-2013

Speaker: Kevin McAuslan, Program Director, MST

Presentation: Mushroom Farming in Punjab, and the Mushrooms of Maui

Description: Kevin will speak to us about his visit to a mushroom farm in Punjab, India and show us photographs of mushrooms seen on his trip to Maui, Hawaii.


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.