SCL Membership & Subscription


***NEW for 2020***

***Free Student and Early Career Researcher (ECR) Memberships***

A Message from the SCL President:

Dear fellow Freshwater Scientists,

The Society of Canadian Limnologists / Société canadienne de Limnologie (SCL) remains dedicated to reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and early career researchers (ECR). As part of our efforts we are now offering a free membership for 2020 to any student or ECR. All SCL members will have access to a large network of aquatic scientists and diverse professional resources to facilitate scholarly activity and promote employment opportunities.

To take advantage of this free Student/ECR 2020 SCL membership offer, please contact the SCL Treasurer Dr. Joshua Thienpoint ( ECR are considered to be within 10 years of their final degree.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues!

Information on other initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at

Stay safe and healthy, no matter if in the field, lab or at home!

Best wishes, Björn

Additional Information amount membership subscriptions for 2020:

Due to issues with our PayPal payment system for membership renewals, we will be processing dues payments via Interac e-transfer or cheque for 2020.

To pay by e-transfer, fill in your information using this PDF fillable form, and then send an e-transfer in the appropriate amount to, being sure to indicate the security question password in a separate email containing this completed form. You will receive back a receipt of dues paid.

Alternatively, you can mail a cheque with a print-out of the completed form to:

Society of Canadian Limnologists

c/o Dr. Joshua Thienpont, SCL Secretary Treasurer

Department of Geography, York University

4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3


Unlike in previous years, SCL can no longer accept payment of dues for SIL. These must be made directly to SIL. More information can be found at

Thank-you for your continued support of SCL.


As with last year, SCL has reduced its student and Postdoc rates for membership. We also continue to have an Early Career Researcher category. Last, if you are interested in our NEW lifetime membership category, please contact us for information and pricing ( Our 2-year membership continues to be the most affordable and hassle-free option, and continues to be selected by the majority of the membership.