Each year, the CSBE/SCGAB presents Awards and Grade of Fellows to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian bioengineering community. Please consider nominating a member.

2021 Maple Leaf Award


Dr. CHANDRA MADRAMOOTOO is nominated for his contributions to engineering in agricultural, food and biological systems for service to CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE through Extension, Teaching, Research, and International activities. Dr. Chandra A. Madramootoo obtained his Ph.D degree in Agricultural Engineering from McGill University in 1985. He was elected to the CSBE/SCGAB grade of Fellow in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of soil and water resource engineering, teaching, and service to the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE/SCGAB). He is also a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). In 2012, the University of Guelph awarded him a DSc (Honoris Causa) degree and Convocation Address, to recognize his contributions to soil and water quality research in Canada. McGill University rewarded his achievements by granting him the James McGill Chair (McGill’s equivalent of CRC Tier I). He was also awarded the prestigious Jim Beamish Award by the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering for making outstanding contributions in teaching, research, extension, and industry in soil and water engineering. For his major contribution to the field of agricultural drainage, he was inducted into the International Drainage Hall of Fame in 2012. He became a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of engineering. Finally, Dr. Madramootoo served from 2005 to 2015 as the Dean of Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Associate Vice-Principal, Macdonald Campus, McGill University.