CSBE-SCGAB
John Feddes

John Feddes

Dr. Sudong Yin is a professional engineer in Alberta, focused on water treatment and reuse. He has patented one water processing technology and published 12 peer-reviewed articles.

From 2012 to 2016, as a research engineer at LWR, he helped develop a patented livestock wastewater treatment system that received 3M Environmental Innovation Award in 2014. In 2017, he joined Harmony Beef as a water treatment plant specialist in charge of a water system that recycles 94 % of beef production process water.

As you can see from the following list of awards, our Society offers awards that cover a variety of interest areas. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member for an award. Let’s make sure that these awards are presented next summer in Halifax. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2016. The Society Manager will forward the nominations to the Awards Selection Committee.

 

Maple Leaf Award
Given to honor CSBE/SCGAB members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society. Given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities.

Young Engineer of the Year Award
Given to encourage younger members of the Society who are under 40 years of age. This award recognizes outstanding contributions through design and development, extension and management or research and teaching

John Turnbull Award
This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in the animal housing field in industry, teaching, research or extension.

Industrial Award
The basis for selection of the award may include, but not be limited to, the ingenuity, significance and entrepreneurship involved and the contribution to society and to the profession.  The Awards Committee, from nominations by three CSBE/SCGAB members, shall select the recipient of the award.

John Clark Award
This award, given in memory of John Clark, is given to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research or extension in one or more of the fields of Energy, Electric Power, Processing, or Food Engineering".

Glenn Downing Award
This award is presented to the CSBE/SCGAB member who has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research or extension in the area of Power and Machinery.

Jim Beamish Award
The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of the first President of CSBE/SCGAB and a long time worker in Soil and Water Engineering and Water Management.  This award is given to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research and extension in the area of soil and water.  The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award.

IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUE TO BE DESIGNATED AS A 2016 CSBE FELLOW. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member to receive the designation of FELLOW. Let’s make sure that a number of our members are recognized for their longstanding service in Halifax. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2016. The Society Manager will forward the nomination to the Fellows Selection Committee.

The designation "Fellow" shall have honorary status, to which members of distinction may be elected, but for which they may not apply. A Fellow shall be a member of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering, and shall have met all the requirements for the grade of member. A Fellow shall have been a member of the Society for ten years, and have twenty years of active practice in the profession. 

The nomination must be supported by ten members in good standing. 

A number of positions within the Council of the CSBE come to an end and new members were already approached to fulfill these positions. You will receive in the next days a notice inviting you to ratify the potentially designated members for each available position. The ballot results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting held in Edmonton on July 6.

Thanks for your participation!

The duties of the Society Manager include the following:

  • Record the minutes of Council meetings and the annual business meeting and distribute the minutes to Council members within one month of the meeting.
  • Carry on correspondence for the Society.
  • Serve as the office liaison with ASABE office.
  • Assist in preparing CSBE awards, commendations and student awards for the Annual meeting
  • Pay Society expenses.
  • Arrange for preparation of auditors report for AGM.
  • Serve as the office liaison with affiliate societies.
  • Report election results to Council and the annual business meeting.
  • File an annual summary with the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada.
  • Preserve all documents of the Society except those assigned to other officers or committees.
  • Carry out general secretarial duties including keeping of committee lists, bringing appropriate documents to meetings and correspondence.
  • Receive all By-law changes but not responsible for making the changes.
  • Publish and supply in quantity the Awards Booklet to the AGM.
  • Invoice the authors for page charges
  • Print and mail the CBEJ
  • Serve as Secretary-Treasurer for the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation
  • Send out Foundation donation tax receipts      

As you are aware, CSBE-SCGAB Society and CSBE-SCGAB Foundation offer several awards every year. Please email me for information.  Applicants must be a student member of the Society. The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students. Email me for information.

The minutes of the 2014 AGM at the Montreal CSBE/SCGAB ASABE conference are posted on our web site

http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/csbe/documentation/public/6487-agm-minutes-and-audit-reports

In 2012, the Foundation established a new program. To help our students with their travel to our CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conference and AGM, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration for the winner(s) of student awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs) are asked to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation (John Feddes) by June 1st of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student who are planning to travel to the conference site. I need a copy of base conference registration receipt for each student who is requesting support. I will issue a cheque to each student at the Edmonton Annual meeting. 

As you can see from the following list of awards, our Society offers awards that cover a variety of interest areas. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member for an award. Let’s make sure that these awards are presented next summer in Edmonton. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2015. The Society Manager will forward the nominations to the Awards Selection Committee.

Maple Leaf Award

Given to honor CSBE/SCGAB members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society. Given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities.

Young Engineer of the Year Award
Given to encourage younger members of the Society who are under 40 years of age. This award recognizes outstanding contributions through design and development, extension and management or research and teaching

John Turnbull Award
This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in the structural field in industry, teaching, research or extension.

Industrial Award
The basis for selection of the award may include, but not be limited to, the ingenuity, significance and entrepreneurship involved and the contribution to society and to the profession.  The Awards Committee, from nominations by three CSBE/SCGAB members, shall select the recipient of the award.

John Clark Award

This award, given in memory of John Clark, is given to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research or extension in one or more of the fields of Energy, Electric Power, Processing, or Food Engineering".

Glenn Downing Award
This award is presented to the CSBE/SCGAB member who has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research or extension in the area of Power and Machinery.

Jim Beamish Award
The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of the first President of CSBE/SCGAB and a long time worker in Soil and Water Engineering and Water Management.  This award is given to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research and extension in the area of soil and water.  The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award.

Visit the Awards section on our website for more information.

IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUE TO BE DESIGNATED AS A 2015 CSBE FELLOW. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member to receive the designation of FELLOW. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2015. The Society Manager will forward the nomination to the Fellows Selection Committee.

The designation "Fellow" shall have honorary status, to which members of distinction may be elected, but for which they may not apply. A Fellow shall be a member of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering, and shall have met all the requirements for the grade of member. A Fellow shall have been a member of the Society for ten years, and have twenty years of active practice in the profession. 

The nomination must be supported by ten members in good standing. Visit the Fellow Awards section on our website for more information.

The duties of the Society Manager include the following:

  • Record the minutes of Council meetings and the annual business meeting and distribute the minutes to Council members within one month of the meeting.
  • Carry on correspondence for the Society.
  • Serve as the office liaison with ASABE office.
  • Assist in preparing CSBE awards, commendations and student awards for the Annual meeting
  • Pay Society expenses.
  • Arrange for preparation of auditors report for AGM.
  • Serve as the office liaison with affiliate societies.
  • Report election results to Council and the annual business meeting.
  • File an annual summary with the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada.
  • Preserve all documents of the Society except those assigned to other officers or committees.
  • Carry out general secretarial duties including keeping of committee lists, bringing appropriate documents to meetings and correspondence.
  • Receive all By-law changes but not responsible for making the changes.
  • Publish and supply in quantity the Awards Booklet to the AGM.
  • Deliver the CBEJ and invoice the authors for page charges, and
  • Serve as Secretary-Treasurer for the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation
  • Send out Foundation donation tax receipts      

As you are aware, CSBE-SCGAB Society  and CSBE-SCGAB Foundation offer several awards every year. Please email me for information.  Applicants must be a student member of the Society. The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students. Email me for information.

The minutes of the 2013 AGM at the U of S are posted on our web site

http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/csbe/documentation/public/6487-agm-minutes-and-audit-reports

In 2012, the Foundation established a new program. To help our students with their travel to our CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conference and AGM, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration and admission to the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Banquet for the winner(s) of student awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs) are asked to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation (John Feddes) by June 1st of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student who are planning to travel to the conference site. I need a copy of base conference registration receipt for each student who is requesting support. I will issue a cheque to each student at the Montreal Annual meeting. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:28

It's time to renew your membership!

Good things come to those who wait…but not in this case!

logo-asabe-csbe2014 invoices are now available online for payment at www.asabe.org. And paying your dues on or before October 18 could earn you $100!

To conserve resources and minimize the costs associated with paper invoicing, we're offering an incentive for early renewal of your 2014 dues. If you pay before midnight EDT, October 18, your name will be entered into a draws to receive one of ten $100 MasterCard gift cards to be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. The drawings will take place Monday, October 28, and the winners will be notified by e-mail.

Last year, the CSBE-SCGAB Council carried out a review of our Society’s revenues and expenditures over the past five years. This showed a definite trend of financial reserves depleting to zero, in 5 years. Hence, the Council implemented measures to reduce expenses.   Please refer to Annual Meeting documents for specific budget items reduced. At the same time, we also looked at strategies to increase our revenues. The Journal is projected to be revenue neutral next year and to contribute a modest net profit in subsequent years.  Our 2013 AGM is projected to realize substantial net revenue. However, these combined measures were still not sufficient to eliminate the deficit, so our last recourse is a review of our membership dues. We have not increased our dues for 5 years and it is time for a step increase. As passed at our Annual Meeting, Council has set the following dues schedule: $41 for graduate students (no change), increase from $149 to $195 for members of age 34 and under, increase from $190 to $249 for members 35 to 64 yrs of age, increase from $85 to $111 for members 65 to 74 yrs of age, and $11 for members over the age of 75 (no change. A percentage of the membership dues goes to ASABE, in return for administering the invoices.

When you pay your membership dues, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation requests that you support the Foundation checkoff. This year at the Foundation AGM, the Board decided to provide more sponsorship towards the student competitions at our Annual Meetings and raise funds for use by our Regional Directors and University staff to recruit student members to our Society.  If each of us can contribute $30, then we can easily double the funds available to support member engagement and recruitment.

Paying your dues is easy. Simply click the Login box at the top of the page at www.asabe.org, enter your username and password, click the "Renew Now" link near the top of the page, and pay with a credit card via our secure server. You may also call us at 800/371-2723 or 269/932-7028 to pay your dues over the phone or fax your credit card.

Regards,

John Feddes
CSBE-SCGAB Society Manager

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