CSBE/SCGAB Awards
Each year, the CSBE/SCGAB presents Awards and Fellows to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian bioengineering community.

2018 Fellow Award

Sylvio

Dr. Sylvio Tessier obtained his Bachelors (1980) and Masters (1982) degrees in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Washington State University (1988). Dr. Tessier has been an active member of CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE since 1989, and was the President of CSBE/SCGAB during 2015-2016. He was the recipient of the Glenn Downing Award of CSBE/SCGAB in June 2003, for his outstanding work on the machinery systems. He has received the AE50 award of ASABE in 2013 for the world’s best technology innovations in agricultural, food and biological systems. He also received three Superior Paper awards of ASABE. He has 3 patents: 1) Minimum tillage seeding device (US 5724902, Canadian patent # 2,144,565 Mar 10, 1998); 2) Hydraulic floating system for down-pressure control of seeding tools (US 5562165, Canadian Patent 2144564, Oct 8, 1996); and 3) Tool Control System for Agricultural Seeders (us 20130112124 A1, filed on Jul 30, 2012). Sylvio is a dynamic engineer and all along his career, he has focussed on the ethics and quality of expertise of our profession. For him, the future of our society depends on specific expertise and its implication for young engineers and students. Through his engineering efforts, R&D works, and CSBE/SCGAB involvement, Dr. Tessier has significantly contributed to sustainable agriculture and environment in Canada. His leadership as a professor and head at Université Laval has helped their Agricultural and Food Engineering programs immensely. In recent times he has contributed to professional engineering aspects of agriculture in Manitoba.

Silvio Tessier a obtenu un baccalauréat (1980) et une maîtrise (1982) en génie agricole à l’Université McGill, et un doctorat en ingénierie de Washington State University (1988). Il est un membre actif de la CSBE/SCGAB et de l’ASABE depuis 1989 et a été président de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2015-2016. Il a été le récipiendaire du Glenn Downing Award de la CSBE/SCGAB en juin 2003 pour sa contribution exceptionnelle dans le domaine du machinisme agricole. Il a reçu le AE50 Award de l’ASABE en 2013, remis aux meilleures innovations technologiques dans les domaines de l’agriculture, de l’agroalimentaire et des systèmes biologiques. Il a aussi reçu trois Superior Paper Awards de l’ASABE. Il détient trois brevets : 1) Minimum tillage seeding device (US 5724902, brevet canadian # 2,144,565 Mar 10, 1998); 2) Hydraulic floating system for down-pressure control of seeding tools (US 5562165, brevet canadien 2144564, Oct 8, 1996); et 3) Tool Control System for Agricultural Seeders (us 20130112124 A1, filed on Jul 30, 2012). Sylvio est un ingénieur dynamique et tout au long de sa carrière, il a exercé la profession en mettant l’emphase sur l’éthique et l’expertise. Pour lui, l’avenir de notre société passe par l’expertise spécifique et l’implication des jeunes ingénieurs et des étudiants. De par ses efforts en ingénierie, son travail en R&D et son implication à la CSBE/SCGAB, Dr. Tessier a contribué significativement à une agriculture durable au Canada. Son leadership comme professeur à l’Université Laval a contribué au développement des programmes de génie agroalimentaire. Récemment, il a contribué à la profession du génie agricole au Manitoba.