CSBE-SCGAB

CSBE/SCGAB Awards and Fellows

Maple Leaf Award

This award is given to honour members of the CSBE/SCGAB who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society in recognition of leadership in the profession. The award is given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities. The award recipient is selected from nominations from five members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee. The recipient must have been a member of the Society for at least ten years.

Ce prix est remis à un membre qui s'est distingué par ses qualités de chef au sein de la profession. C'est le prix le plus prestigieux de la SCGAB/CSBE et il est remis en reconnaissance de leadership pour l'avancement de la profession. Il souligne des qualités personnelles, des activités au sein de la SCGAB/CSBE, une contribution remarquable et des compétences professionnelles. Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par cinq membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions. Le récipiendaire est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins dix ans.

Nomination Form

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Young Engineer of the Year Award

This award is given to recognize the outstanding work of a young engineer of the Society and to encourage outstanding work by young members of the Society. A recipient must be under 40 years of age as of January 1 in the year that the award is made. This award is given for outstanding contributions to Canadian agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering Prior to 1993 this award was known as "The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". From 1993 to 1996 this award was known as the "Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". The award recipient is selected from nominations by three members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee.

Ce prix est décerné pour faire connaître et encourager le travail exceptionnel de jeunes membres de la SCGAB/CSAE. Il est réservé aux membres de moins de 40 ans. Le prix souligne une contribution exceptionnelle en génie rural, alimentaire ou biologique par la conception, le développement, la vulgarisation, la gestion, la recherche ou l'enseignement. Avant 1993, ce prix était connu comme «The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». De 1993 à 1996, ce prix était connu comme «Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions et est membre de la SCGAB/CSAE depuis au moins trois ans.

Nomination Form 

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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 inbuilding systems, or waste management in industry, teaching, research, or extension. Prior to 1993, this award was known as the CSAE/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSAE-CSSBI) Award. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine de la construction agricole ou de la gestion des déchets par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Anciennement connu sous le nom «SCGR/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute Award» le récipiendaire du prix John-Turnbull est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Glenn Downing Award

This award is presented annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of machinery systems, or bioenergy systems. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB. and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du machinisme agricole ou en bioénergie par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix Glenn-Downing est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Jim Beamish Award

This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of soil and water, or environmental sciences. The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years. The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of Jim Beamish, the first president of CSBE/SCGAB and a long-time worker in soil and water, and water management.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du sol et eau, ou en sciences environnementales par l'enseignment, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Ce prix est commandité par le Comité des anciens du Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). Le récipiendaire du prix Jim-Beamish est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois members et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans. Ce prix, établie en 1989, honore la mémoire du premier président de la SCGAB/CSBE, Monsieur Jim Beamish qui oeuvra longtemps au développement de la gestion de l'eau et des sols agricoles.

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John Clark Award

This award, in memory of John Clark, is given annually 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 food engineering, or related industry. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at five years.

Ce prix, désigné à la mémoire de Monsieur John Clark, est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du génie alimentaire ou dans une industrie connexe par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix John-Clark est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

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Industrial Award

This award, first presented in 1999, is to recognize and honour industries that have produced a distinguished product or service requiring engineering skill, which has contributed significantly to the fields of agriculture, food processing, or other biological industry. 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. The award, consisting of a plaque, will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference

Ce prix fut présenté pour la première fois en 1999 afin de souligner particulièrement les industries qui se sont distinguées en matière de service et d'innovation dans les domaines du génie agroalimentaire et biologique. Les critères de sélection du récipiendaire peuvent s'échelonner de l'ingéniosité des produits fabriqués, à l'impact des solutions apportées, ou encore à la contribution à l'amélioration de la qualité de vie de la société en général et de la renommée de la profession. Le lauréat aura été choisi par trois membres en règle de CSBE/SCGAB oeuvrant sous la tutelle du Comité des prix; on lui remettra une plaque commémorative lors du banquet de fermeture du congrès annuel.

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Fellow Awards

Awards and Fellow status are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:

  • Design and development based on originality, practicality, and applicability; the awardee must have made the major contribution to the concepts, design or development recognized.
  • Extension and management based on a record of high quality work in agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering extension such as leading in extension education through groups or T.V., or by assisting farmers in innovation of new farmstead systems or components. Alternatively, the awardee may be recognized for outstanding managerial work in the food processing industry, building firms, machinery firms, irrigation firms or land drainage.
  • Teaching and/or research based on a record of good teaching involving innovation in teaching or course development, and professional and enthusiastic leadership to students. Alternatively, the Awardee may be recognized for research abilities and achievements through the development of new theoretical concepts, or the design and execution of good experiments to prove conclusively the answer to some questions of value to agricultural, food and/or biological engineering.

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Student Awards

The CsBE/SCGAB recognizes student academic excellence and competition. More information about Student Awards are available here: http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/members/students/awards-competitions-and-scholarships.

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2013 Industrial Award

versatileAccomplished agricultural manufacturer, Buhler Versatile Inc. has served agricultural, food or biological engineering for more than 40 years. Versatile is the first North American manufacturer to mass-produce articulated four-wheel drive tractors. Established in 1932 as an agricultural equipment manufacturer, the company has experienced progress and steady growth. The plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba has built over 100,000 tractors. Today Versatile operates several other modern manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Their products have been extended to front-end loaders, grain augers, and several types of field equipment. Over the past 10 years, Versatile continuously launched new products, including self-propelled sprayers, tillage implements, rotary combines, front-wheel assist row crop tractors, and air drills. In 2013, Versatile received AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for their innovative ML Series air drill. This award recognizes the world's best technology innovations introduced for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. Versatile has employed many engineering graduates across the country. Those graduates were trained in the company and later became professional engineers. For years, Versatile has supported students’ design activities and faculties’ research at the University of Manitoba. The company’s accomplishments deserve recognition. This is why Versatile is receiving the CSBE Industrial Award.

2015 Industrial Award

logo-opiOPI has provided leading-edge grain management solutions to the worldwide marketplace, for over 30 years. OPI has empowered over 25,000 farm and commercial customers in over 45 countries to effectively manage their grain in storage and prevent losses. OPI has consistently sought out and incorporated advanced technologies into its grain monitoring and management solutions. Starting with simple on-site temperature monitoring, OPI’s products have evolved to include moisture monitoring, grain level detection, advanced fan control and the capability to directly detect and manage insect activity. Most recently, OPI has introduced remote connectivity to its offerings. The company’s products have been recognized on two occasions in ASABE’s AE50 Outstanding Innovation Awards. The development of these successful, cutting-edge products has been based on a commitment to sound engineering. Active support of research programs as well as knowledge development and transfer, both in Canada and the US, has contributed to OPI’s success. OPI has demonstrated sustained leadership in applying engineering to the management of biological systems that exist in grain storage. OPI is most deserving of CSBE/SCGAB’s 2015 Industrial Award.

OPI fournit des solutions de pointe pour la gestion des céréales sur le marché mondial, et ce depuis plus de 30 ans. OPI aide plus de 25 000 clients agricoles et commerciaux dans plus de 45 pays à gérer efficacement leur stock de grains et ainsi éviter les pertes. OPI a toujours su développer et intégrer des technologies de pointe dans ses solutions de suivi et de gestion des céréales. À partir de la simple surveillance de la température, la gamme de produits inclut maintenant la surveillance de l'humidité, la détection de niveau de grain, le contrôle avancé de la ventilation et la capacité de détecter et de gérer directement l'activité des insectes. Plus récemment, OPI a introduit la connectivité à distance à ses offres. Les produits de la société ont été reconnus à deux reprises dans l’AE50 Outstanding Innovation Awards de l’ASABE. Le succès du développement de ces produits de pointe a été fondé sur l’engagement du respect des principes d’ingénierie. Le soutien actif des programmes de recherche ainsi que le développement et le transfert des connaissances, à la fois au Canada et aux États-Unis, a contribué à la réussite d’OPI. OPI a ainsi su démontrer un leadership soutenu dans l'application de l'ingénierie à la gestion des systèmes biologiques dans le domaine du stockage du grain. OPI mérite fièrement le Prix de l’industrie 2015 remis par la CSBE/SCGAB.

2016 Industrial Award

consumajConsumaj Inc. is a 23 year old Engineering Consulting Group which is recognized for its pioneer work in Eastern Canada, in convincing farm enterprises of the benefits of well designed and engineered building plans. Today, Consumaj Inc. is a leader in Eastern Canada in developing state of the art buildings plans and waste management technologies not only for poultry, swine, dairy and vegetable producers, but also for the agri-food industry and its service sectors and for municipalities. Although Consumaj has a small team of engineers, its achievements have far exceeded its size because of its multidisciplinary team capable of working together to produce the necessary skills to innovate in the agri-food industry. Furthermore, in 2013, Consumaj started to offer its services internationally, starting with collaborations in China to improve the performance of large dairy complexes of over 10 000 heads. Over its 23 years of consulting, Consumaj has serviced some 4000 agricultural enterprises in Eastern Canada as well as the agri-food industry and the agricultural service sector. Among some of its achievements, Consumaj has designed the very first organic matter pelletizing plant in Eastern Canada, large grain transfer centres of which the latest exceeds 300 000 tons annually, several food processing plants and Farmers Market, including the Guyon Organic produce market with its agricultural interpretation centre.

Durant ses 25 années d'existence, le groupe Génie-Conseil Consumaj inc. s'est distingué par son approche innovatrice auprès des entreprises agricoles, les initiant, il y a 20 ans, aux avantages de travailler avec des plans pour bâtiments bien conçus en ingénierie. Aujourd'hui, Consumaj inc. est reconnu leadeur dans l'Est du Canada, pour la conception de bâtiments à la fine pointe des technologies, pour toutes les entreprises œuvrant en agroalimentaire, incluant les élevages, la transformation agroalimentaire, les fournisseurs agricoles, la gestion des matières organiques et les municipalités rurales et de banlieue. Quoique Consumaj inc. ne possède qu'une petite équipe d'ingénieurs, dont 2 avec un Ph. D. et 2 avec un M. Sc., le groupe réalise des projets d'envergure et innovateurs grâce à l'esprit d'équipe de son équipe multidisciplinaire. Depuis 1998, Consumaj inc. a développé une expertise internationale en olfactométrie, par ses services de contrôle des émissions d'odeur, de vente d'équipement tel, le Onose-8® et de réalisations innovatrices de recherche, tels les développements de normes d'implantation de haies naturelles brise-vent pour la dispersion des odeurs. En 2013, Consumaj inc. commençait ses services internationaux en génie-conseil par une collaboration en Chine pour la conception de bâtiments d'élevage avec plus de 10 000 têtes. Depuis ses 25 années d'existence, Consumaj inc. a desservi plus de 4 000 entreprises agroalimentaires dans l'Est du Canada, dont plusieurs clients récurrents. Parmi ses projets d'envergure, Consumaj inc. a conçu la toute première usine de granulation de matières organiques de l'Est du Canada, un centre de transbordement de grains d'une capacité de 300 000 tonnes/année, plusieurs usines de transformation alimentaire, des marchés agricoles tel le Centre Guyon pour produits biologiques avec postes d'interprétation pour la jeunesse.

2014 Fellow Award

atkinsCSBE/SCGAB FELLOW RICHARD (RICK) P. ATKINS, M.Sc. P Eng, Branch Head, Technology and Innovation Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, is being honored for his leadership, management and contributions to the bioengineering profession through a career in extension, programming, research and development in direct support of sustainable and competitive agriculture.
 
Being born and raised on a mixed farm in Alberta, Rick has a strong, practical connection to the agricultural industry. As a leader, manager, professional engineer, mentor and educator he has dedicated his career to making significant difference in the industry. His technical expertise has evolved from power and machinery to livestock engineering, farm water, irrigation, on-farm processing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental engineering.

Rick’s ability to adapt to emerging agricultural issues and focus efforts on industry needs has been a key area of success. The on-going development and empowerment of his staff has served his work units well in their ability to adapt and survive the cyclical nature of government programming and budgeting.

A key principle of his leadership has been the importance of extension and follow-through to the end user. This has ensured the relevance of accomplished work and the adoption of new technologies and practices in keeping the industry competitive. Building strong relationships is a key success factor towards achieving outcomes and leveraging resources (expertise, funding and infrastructure). His systems approach to solving problems has led to partnerships with universities, colleges, applied research organizations, industry associations, producer groups, municipalities, federal agencies, and other ministries. As a result of these experiences and his approach, Rick has had successful impact on policy development, development of government strategies and program implementation.

Rick has been a member of CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE for 37 years and has been a participant in many of the CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE meetings and conferences, and ASABE regional meetings. Rick has also served two terms as Alberta Regional Director for CSBE/SCGAB.  Previous awards include PNW Region ASABE Engineer of the Year, the CSBE/SCGAB Glen Downing Award and internal ministry recognition awards for his management and leadership abilities. In addition he has been a member of APEGA for 35 years and continues to employ and mentor young engineers in the area of bioengineering.

The CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow is awarded to Rick for his leadership, management and contributions to the bioengineering profession through a career in extension, programming, research and development in direct support of a sustainable and competitive agricultural industry. 

2017    Valérie Orsat
2017    Srti Ranjan
2017    Ying Chen
2016    Micheal Ngadi
2016    Ronald MacDonald
2015    Yves Choinière
2015    Qiang Zhang
2014    Rick Atkins
2013    Doug D. Small
2013    Clement K. Sankat
2012    Stefan Cenkowski
2011    No award
2010    Gauri Mittal, Bernard Panneton
2009    No award
2008    Robert Kok    Robert Kok    Ali Madani    Hosahalli Ramaswamy                
2007    Suzelle F. Barrington    Daniel I. Massé    Neil B. McLaughlin    William E. Muir    Shiv Om Prasher   James S. Townsend    Philippe Savoie
2006    David R. Hundeby                            
2005    Digvir S. Jayas    Chandra A. Madramootoo    Ramesh P. Rudra                    
2004    Abdel Ghaly    Pierre J. Jutras    Egon Rapp    Clément Vigneault                
2003    Wayne E. Coates    Shahab Sokanhsanj                        
2002    Ernest M. Barber    J. Brian McQuitty                        
2001    John J. Feddes    Jerry Leonard    K.Victor Lo    Aly Shady                
2000    John K. Higgins    Edward McKyes    Gerald Misener    Lambert Otten    G.S.Vijaya Raghavan            
1999    Radhey Lal Kushwaha    Eric R. Norris    Angèle St. Yves    K. Chris Watts                
1998    Donald A. Allen    Paul J. Barlott    M.G. (Ron) Britton    Dennis Darby    Graeme. Linkletter    Donald I. Norum    E. Martin Wrubleski    
1997    No awards                            
1996    No awards   
1995    Norman A. Bird                            
1994    Denis Désilets                            
1993    No awards                            
1992    Jan C. Jofriet                            
1991    No awards                            
1990    Haines E. Bellman*                            
1989    Walter K. Bilanski    Mottie Feldman                        
1988    John E. Turnbull                            
1987    Len M. Staley*                            
1986    No awards                            
1985    David C. Milligan                            
1984    Garland A. Laliberte    Eric B. Moysey                        
1983    Earl D. Gilchrist    Jacob Pos                        
1982    J. Edward Brubaker*    Kenneth W.Domier                        
1981    Robert S. Broughton    Fenton V. McHardy    John R .Ogilvie    Gerald C.Zoerb
1980    No awards  
1979    Edward P. Hudek    Oliver  L. Symes*                        
1978    Herbert M. Lapp    Barney T. Stephanson*                        
1977    Frank H. Theakston                            
1976    Hugh D. Ayers    J. Arnold Roberts*                        
1975    D. Tracy Anderson*                            
1974    Ray P. Frey*    J. K. MacKenzie*    Glen L.Shanks*    W. C. Wilcox*                
1973    Jim Beamish*    Glenn C.E. Downing*

*Deceased

2013 Fellow Award

smallMr. Doug Small P.Eng., P.Ag. is the Vice-President and a Senior Design Engineer for DGH Engineering.

Mr. Small is recognized for over forty years of leadership in providing engineering services to commercial agriculture. Early in his career in the Extension Service with Manitoba Agriculture, he helped a then fledgling potato industry develop into a large and vibrant sector of the farm economy in Manitoba. He pioneered the development of potato storage systems and assisted with the development and evolution of planting and harvesting systems for a wide variety of specialty field crops.

In more recent years, Mr. Small has provided leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines and regulations that have successfully integrated intensive animal production systems into the crop production and nutrient management environment. Most recently he has had an active role in shaping the Manitoba Farm Building Code, insuring that producers interests are considered.

2013 Fellow Award

sankatProfessor Clement Sankat is nominated for his contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems over 37 years as a member of CSBE/SCGAB and 33 years ASABE through Teaching, Research, Development and Public service specifically in the area of Post-harvest Technology, Processing of Tropical Crops and Food Engineering and Managing Innovations, service to engineering profession in Caribbean nations and leadership role in various committees and organizations, particularly at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Professor Sankat has contributed significantly to the field of agricultural engineering. He grew up in Guyana SA. and with a combination of a strong farm and agronomic background, coupled with the formal training in engineering at the UWI in Trinidad and at the University of Guelph in Canada provided the basis for a very productive career in machinery design, post-harvesting and processing technology of tropical agricultural products worldwide. The technology developed for Nutmeg and Coconut processing, Crop Drying and Storage, Solar and Mixed Mode Drying, Osmotic Dehydration, Refrigerated and Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, Storage of Root Crops, Salting and Drying of Fish, the processing and use of sugarcane bagasse and corn stover in ruminant feeding have been published with many commercialized and are finding their way into Government/Public policy formulation.

2015 Fellow Award

yves-fellowYves Choinière, Eng., Agr., P. Eng., is awarded the CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow for his outstanding contribution to teaching, research and professional service in agricultural structures systems engineering. Yves entered the profession of agricultural engineering as a county engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in 1984. Based at the Alfred College of Agriculture and Food Technology, he assumed the tasks of teaching, extension and research work. He soon became the provincial specialist in farmstead planning and farm health and safety.

While gaining experience, he obtained in 1991 an M. Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering. Yves was an active member in several consultation committees and he participated in construction and research projects with the Ontario Colleges of Agricultural Technology, University of Guelph and with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. His work on natural ventilation for livestock housing is recognized worldwide.

In 1995, he founded his own engineering consulting firm near his home town and family farms in Saint-Césaire, Québec. Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. has grown from one to 25 full time employees. The firm handles over 300 client-files per year, in Québec, Ontario and other countries. Over the years, the team presented a total of 1000 requests for a Certificate of authorization and managed the construction of agricultural buildings.

Yves has also been active as a liaison person and in organizing events for the CSBE/SCGAB. He was awarded the CSAE/SCGB Young Engineer of the Year in 1991, and the John Turnbull award (2003), he has received other awards including two publication awards from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. received the Industry award in 2010 as well. Yves served as President of CSBE 2004- 2005. Yves is leading a great and full life with his spouse and their four children.

Le rang de Fellow CSBE/SCGAB est décerné à Yves Choinière, ing., Agr., P. Eng., pour sa contribution exceptionnelle à l'enseignement, à la recherche et au service professionnel dans l'ingénierie des structures et des systèmes agricoles. Yves a débuté sa carrière d'ingénieur agricole comme ingénieur régional au sein du ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Alimentation et des Affaires rurales de l'Ontario en 1984. Basé au Collège Alfred de technologie agricole et alimentaire, il a assumé des tâches d'enseignement, de vulgarisation et de recherche. Il est vite devenu le spécialiste provincial en matière de planification à la ferme et en santé-sécurité agricole.

Tout en acquérant de l'expérience de travail, il a obtenu en 1991 un diplôme de maîtrise en génie civil. Yves a été un membre actif dans plusieurs comités de consultation et il a participé au développement et aux projets de recherche avec les Collèges de technologie agricole ontarien, l’Université de Guelph et Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada. Ses travaux sur la ventilation naturelle des bâtiments d'élevage sont reconnus internationalement.

En 1995, il fonde sa propre entreprise de génie-conseil près de sa ville natale et des exploitations familiales à Saint-Césaire, Québec. Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. est passé de 1 à 25 employés à temps plein. La société gère plus de 300 clients-dossiers par année, au Québec, en Ontario et dans d'autres pays. Au fil des ans, l'équipe a soumis un total de 1000 demandes de certificat d'autorisation et a supervisé la construction de plusieurs bâtiments agricoles.

Yves a également été actif en tant que personne-ressource et lors d’organisation d'événements pour la CSBE/SCGAB. Il a reçu le Prix CSAE/SCGB Jeune ingénieur de l'année en 1991 et le prix John Turnbull en 2003. Il a reçu plusieurs autres distinctions, dont deux prix de publication de l’ASABE. Consultants Lemay & Choinière Inc. a aussi reçu le Prix de l'industrie CSBE/SCGAB en 2010. Yves fut président de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2004-2005. Yves profite pleinement de la vie avec son épouse et ses quatre enfants.

2015 Fellow Award

qiang-zhangQiang Zhang PhD is awarded the CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow for his leadership, management and contributions to the bioengineering profession through a career in teaching and research in direct support of sustainable and competitive agriculture. Dr. Zhang has maintained an active research program over the past 26 years in the area of agricultural structures and environment. He has published over 220 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings, and prepared 34 technical reports. In the past five years (2009- 2014), he has received $726,758 in research funding as PI, and $1,189,560 as Co-PI. He is currently supervising or co-supervising 4 PhD and 1 MSc students, and has trained 24 HQPs in the past five years.

Dr. Zhang`s expertise in greenhouses and energy conservation links him uniquely to researchers in a variety of disciplines who can work together on bioenergy-greenhouse systems. Qiang is recognized in North America for his research into solar energy greenhouses, in particular for cold climates. He served as a member of the Manitoba Greenhouse Think Tank. He was invited to speak on solar energy greenhouses in many occasions, including Growing Local, Getting Vocal, Cultivating a Food Secure Future for Manitobans conference (2008, Winnipeg), and the 16th Annual Agricultural Seminar of the Territorial Farmers Association (2007, Hay River). He has worked very closely with several local greenhouse producers (Oriental Vegetables in Elie, MB and Blue Lagoon Organics in St. Francois Xavier, MB) in testing and improving the design and operation of solar energy greenhouses.

Qiang has collaborated with researchers from several Chinese universities, including China Agricultural University and Shengyang Agricultural University. He has been working with engineers from Manitoba Hydro for the past 10 years on several projects. This collaboration has resulted in several publications (MB Hydro Profiles in R&D) that are used by many individuals and organizations as the primary reference for solar energy greenhouse design. Dr. Qiang served as President of CSBE/SCGAB in 2012-2013.

Le rang de Fellow CSBE/SCGAB est décerné à Qiang Zhang, Ph.D. pour son leadership, sa gestion et ses contributions à la bioingénierie tout au cours de sa carrière en enseignement et en recherche, résultant en un effet direct sur l'agriculture durable et compétitive. Dr. Zhang a su maintenir un programme de recherche actif au cours des 26 dernières années dans le domaine des structures agricoles et de l'environnement. Il a publié plus de 220 articles dans des revues reconnues et dans des résumés de conférences et il a préparé 34 rapports techniques. Au cours des cinq dernières années (2009- 2014), il a reçu 726 758$ en fonds de recherche comme PI, et 1 189 560$ en tant que co-PI. Il supervise ou co-supervise actuellement 4 étudiants au doctorat et 1 à la maîtrise. Il a formé 24 professionnels hautement qualifiés au cours des cinq dernières années.

L’expertise de pointe du Dr. Zhang dans les domaines des serres et de la conservation de l'énergie lui permet de travailler avec des chercheurs dans une variété de disciplines sur les systèmes de bioénergie en serriculture. Qiang est reconnue en Amérique du Nord pour ses recherches sur l'utilisation de l’énergie solaire dans les serres, en particulier dans les climats froids. Il a été membre du Manitoba Greenhouse Think Tank. Il a été invité à discuter des serres à l’énergie solaires à plusieurs reprises, dont lors de la conférence Growing Local, Getting Vocal, Cultivating a Food Secure Future for Manitobans (2008, Winnipeg) et lors du 16th Annual Agricultural Seminar of the Territorial Farmers Association (2007, Hay River). Il a travaillé en étroite collaboration avec plusieurs producteurs en serre locaux (Oriental Vegetables à Elie, MB et Blue Lagoon Organics à St. Francois Xavier, MB) pour tester et améliorer la conception et l'exploitation des serres solaires.

Qiang a collaboré avec des chercheurs de plusieurs universités chinoises, dont la China Agricultural University et la Shengyang Agricultural University. Au cours des 10 dernières années, il a aussi travaillé avec des ingénieurs de Manitoba Hydro sur plusieurs projets. Cette collaboration a donné lieu à plusieurs publications (MB Hydro Profiles in R&D) qui sont utilisées par de nombreuses personnes et organisations en tant que principales références pour la conception de serres solaires. Dr. Qiang a été président de la CSBE/ SCGAB en 2012-2013.

2016 Fellow Award

M NgadiDr. Michael Ngadi is awarded the CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow for his dedicated and significant contributions to the fields of Food Science and Food Engineering. His work on heat and mass transfer processes in foods, deep-fat frying, hyperspectral imaging and non-thermal technologies such as pulsed electric field and ultraviolet light have been ranked high within the academic, scientific and industry communities. His activities on these areas have generated over 200 peer reviewed technical papers, book chapters and more than 300 presentations at various local and international meetings. He has secured 1 world-wide patent (a 2nd under review) and 6 reports of inventions. His research has greatly improved understanding of the mechanisms and parameters involved in ensuring high quality and safe food products. Aspects of Dr. Ngadi's basic research have been translated to industrial application contributing to advances in sectors of the food industry. He has served the scientific and professional communities well. He was Vice-President of the Canadian Society for Biological Engineering (CSBE) and Chair of the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC, a community of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)), among others. He is currently Chair of the Processing Systems (PRS) community of the ASABE. He is also an Associate Editor of the Transactions of the ASABE. He serves on the board of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR), Section VI. He has contributed to international collaborative projects in France, Ireland, Romanian, Mexico, China, India and France as well several countries in Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Uganda, Zambia, etc). ). Dr. Ngadi has trained and mentored more than 25 students at the Master's and Doctoral levels as well as several Post-doctoral Fellows. He taught several courses at McGill University including Food Process Engineering and Food Safety Engineering. He is co-Director of the Integrated Food and Bioprocess program at the University. Some of the awards and recognitions he received in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to Food Process Engineering include the William Dawson Scholar (Canada Research Chair, Tier 2) at McGill University and John Clark Award of the CSBE.

Prof. Michael Ngadi reçoit le titre de membre Fellow de la CSBE/ SCGAB pour ses importantes contributions et son dévouement au domaine des sciences et du génie alimentaires. Ses travaux sur les transferts de chaleur et de masse dans les aliments, de grande friture, d'imagerie hyperspectrale et sur les technologies non-thermiques telles que les champs électriques pulsés et les rayons ultraviolets, sont reconnus de haut calibre par les milieux scientifique, industriel et académique. Sa recherche a produit plus de 200 articles et chapitres évalués par les pairs, et plus de 300 présentations à des conférences locales et internationales. Il a produit un brevet international (et un deuxième est à l'étude) et 6 rapports d'invention. Ses résultats de recherche ont contribué à améliorer notre compréhension des mé- canismes et des paramètres qui sont essentiels pour assurer la qualité et l'innocuité des aliments. De nombreuses contributions de re- cherche du prof. Ngadi ont été utiles au développement d'applica- tions industrielles et à l'avancement de l'industrie alimentaire. Il est également au service de sa communauté professionnelle et scientifique ayant été, entre autres, vice-président de la société canadienne de génie agro-alimentaire (CSBE/SCGAB) et président de la conférence NABEC (Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference). Il est présentement président du comité des systèmes de transformation de l'ASABE. Il est également éditeur adjoint du journal Transactions of the ASABE. Il siège à la section VI du conseil de la commission international de génie rural (CIGR). Il a contribué et contribue toujours à de nombreux projets collaboratifs en France, Irlande, Roumanie, Mexique, Chine, Inde de même qu'en de nombreux pays d'Afrique (Nigéria, Ghana, Bénin, Ouganda, Zam- bie, etc.). Prof. Ngadi a formé et été le mentor de plus de 25 étudiants aux études supérieures (maîtrise et doctorat) et de nombreux boursiers postdoctoraux. Il enseigne de nombreux cours à l'université McGill dont génie des procédés alimentaires et génie de l'innocuité alimentaire. Il est co-directeur du programme de maîtrise en Procédés alimentaires et bio-procédés. Il fut récipiendaire d'un bon nombre de prix et reconnaissances pour ses contributions dont la chaire William Dawson à l'université McGill et le prix John Clark de la CSBE/SCGAB.

2016 Fellow Award

Ron McDonald Ronald MacDonald, P. Eng., is awarded the CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow for his dedicated service to the profession and his contributions to the Society. He is currently an Associate Engineer with AMEC in Cambridge, ON. Ron received his Engineering degree from the University of Guelph in 1981 and stayed in the area to practice engineering and excel in the area of energy management assisting both agricultural and industrial clients with high quality engineering solutions for their enterprises. In addition, Ron has served the engineering profession throughout his career at the local, national and international level. He has been recognized for his leadership in developing several ASABE Technical Standards which are utilized globally. Specifically regarding CSBE/SCGAB, he has served as Ontario Director (1988 - 1990), Secretary-Treasurer (1989 - 2002) the Awards Committee (2005 - 2013) and President (2011 - 2012). In 1996 Ron was named Engineer of the Year by CSBE/SCGAB and in 2004 received the John Turnbull Award, followed by the Maple Leaf Award in 2008 for his leadership and contributions to the engineering profession.

Ronald MacDonald P. Eng., est décerné le CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow pour son service dédié au profession et ses contributions à la société. Il est couramment ingénieur associé avec AMEC en Cambridge, Ontario. Ron a reçu son baccalauréat en génie de l'université de Guelph en 1981 et il est resté dans la région pour pratiquer le génie dans la domaine de conservation d'énergie. Il assiste les clients industriels et en agriculture avec les solutions d'une qualité supérieur pour leur entre- prises. De plus, Ron a servi la domaine de génie pendant son carrière au niveau local, national et international. Il est reconnu pour son leadership en développant plusieurs ASABE standards technique qui sont utilisés globalement. En concernant CSBE/SCGAB, il a servi comme Directeur de l'Ontario (1988-1990), Secrétaire et Trésorier (1989-2002), la Comité des Prix (2005-2013), et Président (2011- 2012). En 1996, Ron était nommé Ingénieur de l'Année par CSBE/ SCGAB et en 2004 il a reçu le prix John Turnbull. En 2008 il a reçu le prix Maple Leaf pour son leadership et contributions à la profession de génie.

2017 Fellow Award

valerie orsat fellowDr. Valérie Orsat has been a member of the CSBE and ASABE for over 25 years.  She has served the Society as VP-Technical and VP-Membership; and she presently serves as an Associate Editor for the Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal.  She is currently Chair of NABEC of the ASABE.  Her leadership skills are well recognized and she is an effective Chair of the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill who co-ordinated the accreditation process of its B. Eng (Bioresource) Program successfully. 

Dr. Orsat’s research in Food and Bioprocess Engineering is an excellent combination of basic and applied aspects.  She takes traditional engineering approaches to innovatively solve issues of biological systems.  Her work on microencapsulation of functional ingredients for delivering target molecules for better health is recognized nationally and internationally by her peers.  Dr. Orsat is also contributing to international developmental activities through multiple IDRC funded projects.  Her work is addressing nutritional security issues in India by promoting consumption of millets though the development of value-added millet-based products.  Another key initiative of her work in Asia and Africa is to bring a multi-disciplinary platform to focus on the engagement of the private sector through a convergence model approach.

Dr. Orsat has published 106 refereed papers and presented over 170 conference papers around the globe.  She has graduated 11 PhDs, 14 MSc, and 17 undergraduate students.  Currently she supervises 6 PhD and 2 MSc students, and co-supervises 4 PhD candidates.  This strong performance has led to her being the recent recipient of McGill University’s Carrie M. Derick Award which recognizes excellence in graduate teaching and supervision. 

As a leader, educator, and researcher, she has received many accolades including CSBE Young Engineer Award, the NABEC Young Engineer Award, the John Clark Award, the IADC Distinguished Service Award, and the 2017 Woman of Innovation in Engineering by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).  In light of her strong record she is elected as 2017 CSBE/SCGAB Fellow. 


Dre Valérie Orsat est membre de la CSBE/SCGAB et de l'ASABE depuis plus de 25 ans. Elle a servi la Société en tant que vice-présidente technique et vice-présidente des services aux membres; et elle est présentement la rédactrice en chef du Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal. Elle est présidente du NABEC de l'ASABE. Elle est reconnue pour son leadership et elle est directrice du département de génie des bioressources de McGill. Elle a coordonné avec brio le processus d'accréditation du programme B. ing. (Bioressources) du département.

Les travaux de recherche du Dr. Orsat sont orientés vers l’alimentation et les bioprocédés qui regroupe plusieurs aspects fondamentaux et appliqués. Elle utilise des approches d'ingénierie pour résoudre de manière innovante les défis rencontrés dans les systèmes biologiques. Ses travaux sur la micro-encapsulation pour amener des ingrédients fonctionnels vers des cibles bien précises pour une meilleure santé sont reconnus à l'échelle nationale et internationale par ses pairs. Le Dr Orsat participe également à plusieurs projets de développement international financés par le CRDI. Avec l’aide ses partenaires, elle cherche à développer et implanter des solutions concrètes aux problèmes de sécurité alimentaire en Inde en favorisant la consommation de millet et de sous-produits à valeur ajoutée. Une autre initiative clé de son travail en Asie et en Afrique consiste à mettre en place une plate-forme multidisciplinaire en mettant l'accent sur l'engagement du secteur privé.

La Dre Orsat a publié plus de 106 articles référencés et présenté plus de 170 comptes-rendus à des conférences à travers le monde. Elle a supervisé 11 étudiants de 3ième cycle, 14 étudiants de 2ième cycle, et les projets d’année de 17 étudiants de 1ier cycle. Présentement, elle supervise les travaux de 6 doctorants, de 2 étudiants à la maîtrise et elle co-supervise 4 candidats au doctorat. Cette impressionnante performance lui a valu d'être la récipiendaire du prix Carrie M. Derick de l'Université McGill qui reconnaît l'excellence dans l'enseignement et dans la supervision des étudiants inscrits aux cycles supérieurs.

En tant que leader, éducateur et chercheur, elle a reçu de nombreuses distinctions, dont le Young Engineer Award de la CSBE/SCGAB, le Young Engineer Award de NABEC, le John Clark Award de la CSBE/SCGAB, le Prix du service distingué de l'IADC, et le Woman of Innovation in Engineering 2017 de l'Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). À la lumière de ses réalisations, elle est élue Fellow de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2017.

2017 Fellow Award

ying chen fellowYing Chen, PhD, P.Eng. is granted the CSBE/SCGAB grade of Fellow, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems through research, student training, and service to CSBE/SCGAB. 

Dr. Chen is an innovative researcher, caring teacher, and friendly expert to farmers.  As a faculty member at University of Manitoba for the past 20 years, Dr. Chen has developed a strong research program in the area of tillage and manure injection. She always sets a higher standard for herself. She has published 80 papers in refereed journals and received over $2.6M in research funding as the principle investigator. Dr. Chen has been very active in CSBE and ASABE. She regularly attends the CSBE and ASABE annual meetings and workshops. She, with her students and co-workers, presented many papers at national and regional CSBE and ASABE meetings. She has served on and chaired several important committees of CSBE and ASABE, including the chair of the CSBE Awards Committee, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Biosystems Engineering. As a teacher, Dr. Chen cares about students. She is always there if students have any questions. As the only female faculty member in the department until two years ago, Dr. Chen acts as a role model for female engineering students. Because of her expertise in agricultural machinery and her enthusiasm of working the industry, Dr. Chen is highly regarded by the local industries and farmers. She has worked with several local agricultural equipment manufacturers in developing and improving tillage and manure injection equipment.




De par sa recherche, son engagement dans la formation des étudiants et son implication au sein de la CSBE/SCGAB, Dr Ying Chen, PhD, ing, se voit accorder le grade de Fellow de la CSBE/SCGAB en reconnaissance de ses contributions exceptionnelles en génie des systèmes agricoles, alimentaires et biologiques.

La Dre Chen est une chercheuse innovante, une enseignante attentionnée et une sommité auprès des agriculteurs. Depuis plus de 20 ans, Dre Chen est membre du corps professoral de l'Université du Manitoba où elle a développé un solide programme de recherche sur le travail du sol et sur l'injection de fumier. Elle se fixe toujours des normes personnelles et professionnelles très élevées et elle fait preuve de beaucoup de détermination. Elle a publié plus de 80 articles scientifiques qui ont été publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture et elle a reçu plus de 2,6 millions de dollars en financement pour ses propres travaux de recherche. Dre Chen est très active au sein de la CSBE/SCGAB et de l’ASABE où elle participe régulièrement aux réunions et aux ateliers. Avec la participation de ses étudiants et de ses collègues, ils ont présenté de nombreux articles aux réunions nationales et régionales de la CSBE/SCGAB et de l’ASABE. Elle a occupé plusieurs postes importants dont la présidente du comité des prix de la CSBE/SCGAB et celui d’adjointe-rédactrice en chef du Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal. En tant que professeur, la Dre Chen prend à cœur le succès de ses étudiants et elle est toujours disponible pour répondre à leurs questions. Jusqu’à tout récemment, elle était la seule femme du corps enseignant du département et du fait, elle est un modèle pour les jeunes étudiantes en génie. Elle partage avec enthousiasme son expertise en matière de machinerie agricole avec les agriculteurs et les industriels impliqués dans le développement et l'amélioration d’équipement utilisé pour travailler la terre et d'équipement d'injection de fumier.

 

2017 Fellow Award

ranjan fellowDr. Sri Ranjan is awarded the CSBE-SCGAB Grade of Fellow for his contributions to the bioengineering profession through his innovative research and teaching of soil and water engineering for promoting sustainable agriculture and the environment.  As a professor at the University of Manitoba for the past 27 years, he has been a pioneer in the use of technology for teaching and has given university-wide workshops to his colleagues to adopt these techniques in their teaching as well as at national and international conferences. As a teacher, Dr. Sri Ranjan created two senior engineering design courses (Design of Water Management Systems, Remediation Engineering) both of which are popular among students specializing in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. He is currently supervising two PhD and six MSc students and has supervised over 70 graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Sri Ranjan has been conducting irrigation and drainage research in fully instrumented fields in Manitoba and helping farmers see the benefits of advanced water management techniques.  He has published over 120 papers at national and international journals and conference proceedings and made over 30 invited presentations in Canada, USA, India, China, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  He has four patents on electronic instruments that were designed to improve water management at the field level.  Dr. Sri Ranjan is highly regarded for his expertise by the drainage and irrigation industry personnel and farmers and often invited to present the state-of-the-art in this field. His research has helped farmers assess the economic impact of irrigation and drainage allowing them to make informed decisions before upgrading their fields. 

For the past 11 years, he has made significant contributions to the CSBE-SCGAB serving on the council as the Editor of the Canadian Biosystems Engineering (CEB) Journal.  He implemented the online Open Journal System to receive and review manuscripts for the CBE journal.  He also implemented the digitization and upload of the entire Canadian Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering legacy journal collection spanning 50 years in an electronically searchable format to enable easy worldwide access online. In addition, he has enrolled the CBE journal in international indexing services to gain wider exposure to research published by our members.

 

Le Dr Sri Ranjan reçoit le grade de Fellow de la CSBE/SCGAB pour sa recherche innovante et son enseignement du génie des sols et de l'eau dans une optique d'agriculture durable et saine pour d'environnement. Depuis plus de 27 ans, Dr Sri Rnjan est professeur à l'Université du Manitoba. Il est l’un des pionniers dans l’utilisation des technologies informatiques pour faciliter l’enseignement des sciences et de l’ingénierie. Il a mis en place des ateliers pour partager son engouement pour les technologies et l’enseignement avec ses collègues de l’Université et d’ailleurs dans le monde En tant que professeur, le Dr Sri Ranjan a créé deux cours de design d'ingénierie : i) Conception de systèmes de gestion des ressources hydriques, et ii) Génie de l’assainissement des sols et des eaux contaminés. Ces deux cours sont très populaires auprès des étudiants qui se spécialisent en génie agricole et en environnement. Présentement, il supervise deux étudiants aux 3ième cycle et 6 étudiants au 2ième cycle, et au cour de sa carrière, il a supervisé plus de 70 étudiants.

Les travaux de recherche du Dr Sri Ranjan porte sur l'irrigation et le drainage dans des parcelles de champs entièrement instrumentés pour démontrer aux agriculteurs les avantages des techniques avancées de gestion de l'eau. Il a publié plus de 120 articles dans des revues scientifiques et plusieurs présentations à des conférences nationales et internationales. Il a été conférencier invité à plus de 30 occasions dans plusieurs pays comme le Canada, les États-Unis, l’Inde, la Chine, le Bangladesh et le Sri Lanka. Il a déposé quatre brevets pour des instruments électroniques conçus pour améliorer la gestion de l'eau. L’expertise du Dr Sri Ranjan est très appréciée par les intervenants de l'industrie de l'irrigation et du drainage et par les agriculteurs qui l’ont souvent invité pour mieux comprendre l’impact économique de ses travaux de recherche.

Au cours des 11 dernières années, il a contribué énormément aux activités de la CSBE/SCGAB en tant que rédacteur en chef du Canadian Biosystems Engineering (CBE) Journal. Il a mis en place la version en ligne du Open Journal pour recevoir et réviser les manuscrits à être publié dans le journal CBE. Il a également mis en œuvre la numérisation et le téléchargement de l'ensemble de la collection de 50 ans de Canadian Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering dans un format électroniquement consultable qui est accessible par le WEB partout dans le monde. De plus, il a inscrit le journal CBE aux services d'indexation internationale afin d’accroître la visibilité de la recherche publiée par nos membres.

Department of Biosystems Eng., University of Manitoba

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Tyler Whettell, Tyler Maes, Sam Symons, Victoria Munroe, Matt Stephens, Steven Murray, Calvin Ngan, Jason Lam, Yiu Cho Cheng, Parker Williams, Kalen Kerr, David Lipinski, Ian Swintak, Chi Tu, Patricia Fabros and Xiaodong Xu for Student Team Competition, International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design (Advisor: Petkau)

Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Vanessa Krahn for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Evaluating the hy- draulic control and degradation of hydrocarbon contaminates using poplar and willows on a phytoremediation site” (Advisor: Sir Ranjan)

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Idris Adelakun for a thesis entitled “Design of a multilevel-TDR probe for measuring soil water content” (Advisor: Sir Ranjan)

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Grace Kankindi

Department of Bioresource Eng., McGill University

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Oliver Beaudin and Bryan Wattie for a project entitled “Determining bread quality using machine vision”

Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Kaitlin Lloyd, Kendell McBride, Christopher McGuire, and Brenda Moore for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Improving lighting efficiency in a dairy housing facility”

Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D.) ($200)

Felix Jaria for a thesis entitled “Irrigation scheduling strategies for tomato production in southern Ontario” (Advisor: Madramootoo)

Undergraduate Team Competition Award ($500/team)

Martin Legault, Stephen McGuire, Antoine Pouliot, Trevor Stanhope, Mei Xiao, Sara Tawil, Quinn Burke Anderson, Sophie Lauzon, FredericRene-Laforest, Isabellie Cote-Laurin,Dzuy-Tam Tran for 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Shrikalaa Kannan for a thesis Entitled “ Radio-frequency heating of shell Eggs– A prelude” ( Advisor: Raghavan)

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Brenda Moore

Department of Chemical and Biological Eng., University of Saskatchewan

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Jeff Pridmore, Devin Barros, and Lane Foster for a project entitled “Design of a horizontally foldable disc mower” (Advisor: Roberge)

Undergraduate Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Aubre Worobetz and Carolyn Osborne for an undergraduate paper entitled “Design of biodegradable stent for the carotid artery” (Advisors: Meda and Chen)

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Alvin Alvarado for a thesis entitled “Control of hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and odour emissions from swine barns using zinc oxide nanoparticles” (Advisor: Predicala)

School of Engineering, University of Guelph

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Evan Wright

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Alexis Wagner, Chris Geerts, and Neeti Sondi for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Industrial Kombucha Brewing Design”

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Matthew DiCicco for a graduate thesis entitled “Assessment of Novel Antimicrobial Therapy Aganist Methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus pseudintermedius Biofilms Using Microfluidic Platforms” (Advisor: Neethirajan)

University of Manitoba

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba - Undergraduate Design Project Award

Victoria Munro, Japandeep Sethi and Samantha Symons for a project entitled “Design of a Tire Cutting Stand”(Advisor: K. Dick)

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba - Undergraduate Thesis Award

Katrice Kazmerik for a thesis entitled  “Mechanical property comparison of 3-dimensional printed models and cortical sheep bone” (Advisors:  S. Cenkowski & B. Unger)

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba - Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

Jami Carter for a thesis entitled “Design and implementation of a sustainable housing system in Honduras” (Advisor: K. Dick)

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba - Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Sanjayan Satchithanantham  for a thesis entitled “Water management effects on potato production and the environment” (Advisor: R. Sri Ranjan)

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba  - CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Taylor Kirouac - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester. 

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph - Undergraduate Design Project Award

Nawfal Adam Mungroo, Amritpal Bains and Brahmbhatt Rutwick for a project entitled “Pulmocardiac Diagnostic Monitoring System Design”

The University of Guelph - CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Lee Preiss- Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester. 

Université Laval

Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering - Université Laval - CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Cédric St-Pierre - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester. 

Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering - Université Laval - Undergraduate Design Project Award

Gabriel Collin and Samuel Richard for a project entitled “Conception d’un extracteur de rhizomes de chiendent / Design of a Quackgrass Rhizome Extractor” (Advisor: Mohamed Khelifi)

Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering - Université Laval - Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

Vincent Pelletier  for a thesis entitled “ Irrigation de la canneberge basée sur des seuils de tension de l’eau dans le sol/Cranberry irrigation based on soil water potential thresholds “ (Advisors : Jacques Gallichand and Jean Caron)

McGill University

Department of Bioresource Engineering - McGill University - CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Matthew Legrand - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester.

Department of Bioresource Engineering - McGill University - Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Abid Hussain for a thesis entitled “Electricity Production from Carbon Monoxide and Synthesis Gas in Microbial Fuel Cell” (Advisors:  G.S. Vijaya Raghavan & Boris Tartakovsky)

Department of Bioresource Engineering - McGill University - Undergraduate Thesis Award

Carolyn Jang, Nada Khan, Rodger Liu, & Gianni Montanaro for a thesis entitled “Design of a Winnowing Machine for West African Rice Farmers” (Advisors:  Michael Ngadi & Grant Clark)

Department of Bioresource Engineering - McGill University - Undergraduate Design Project Award

Jun Dong, Zhi Li, Erbolat Riskulov, & Dillon Stanger for a project entitled “An Innovative Wastewater Treatment System Design for a Food Facility” (Advisor: Grant Clark)

ASABE  ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering - Université Laval
Design and construction of a four-wheel-drive tractor taking into consideration the rules specified by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Jean-Gabriel Turgeon (Leader), Guillaume Goulet,  Sylvain Champagne,  François Blais,  Raphaël Soucy-Gauthier,  Francis Côté,  Alexandre Houle,  Cédric St-Pierre,  Simon Archambault and Francis St-Aubin

 

The University of Guelph

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Lee Preiss, Samuel Rawn, and Thomas Shoniker for a project entitled “Integrated Smart Brace and 2D Real-Time Motion Capture System for Clinical Rehabilitation Improvement (Advisor: Dr. John Runciman).
The University of Guelph

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

Eric Birkenhauer for a thesis entitled “A Multifactor Analysis of Polymicrobial Wound Pathogenic Biofilms Using Conventional Assays, Nanoscale Imaging, and a Microfluidic Platform” (Advisor: Dr. Suresh Neethirajan).

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Jan Van Niekerk - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester. 

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of British Columbia

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Fahimeh Yazdanpanah for a thesis entitled “Evolution and stratification of off-gasses in stored wood pellets” (Advisors: Shahab Sokhansanj, Anthony Lau, Jim Lim).

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

Jun Sian Lee for a thesis entitled “Calorific value of wood pellets” (Advisors: Shahab Sokhansanj, Anthony Lau).

Department of Bioresource Engineering - McGill University

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

 Ms. Audrey Yank for a thesis entitled “Low pressure densification of rice husk and direct combustion of biomass in improved cook stoves” (Advisors: Professors Michael Ngadi and Robert Kok).

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

 Dr. Winny Routray for a thesis entitled: “Effect of different extraction methods, environmental and post-harvest factors on yield of phenolic compounds from blueberry leaves” (Advisor: Professor Valérie Orsat)

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award

Antonio Camacho, Raquel Labranche, and Julie Quance  for their thesis entitled “Management of Water from a Coal Mine in Colombia” (Dr Grant Clark)

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate  Design Project Award

Blake Bissonnette, Ulysse Blau, Nathalie Buzaglo,  and Jinhao Dong for their design entitled “Green Retrofit of a Church Parking Lot in Verdun” (Advisor: Dr. Grant Clark).

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - University of Saskatchewan

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Jason Cousins, Ryan Green and Luke Lowenberger for a project entitled “Design of a cherry pitter for small intermediate cherry producers” (Advisor: Lope Tabil)

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award

Brennan Crooymans, Joel Denis, Jonathan Schuba, and Joshua Cote for a thesis entitled “Point row control for air seeders” (Advisors: Joel Gervais and Ross Welford).

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award

Kingsley Iroba for a thesis entitled “Effect of Pretreatment on the Breakdown of Lignocellulosic Matrix in Biomass Feedstock” (Advisor: Lope Tabil)

CSBE/SCGAB Poster Presentation Award

Ramanpreet Kaur Grewal for a poster entitled: Investigations on biocomposites from oat hull and biodegradable polymers”

Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award

Samantha Symons for a thesis entitled “Phosphorus sorption capacity of potential sediment capping clay” (Advisor: N. Cicek).

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc)

Amy La for a thesis entitled “Effectiveness of negative air ionization in reducing airborne porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PPRSV) and aerosols” (Advisor: Q. Zhang)

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Valery Agbor for a thesis entitled “Bioprocessing of lignocellulosics feedstock for biofuels and co-products via consolidated bioprocessing with the thermophilic bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum strain DSMZ 1237” (Advisors: D. Levin & N. Cicek)

CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Taylor Kirouac - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester. 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Mahdi Vaezi for a thesis entitled “Experimental and Techno-economic Studies of Pipeline Hydro-transport of Agricultural Residue Biomass to a Biorefinery” (Advisor: Amit Kumar).

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnological Engineering – Université de Sherbrooke

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Sébastien Fournel for a thesis entitled  ‘’Combustion à la ferme de cultures énergétiques : influence de leurs propriétés physico-chimiques sur les émissions atmosphériques, prédiction de la composition des gaz et cadre de qualité de la biomasse agricole’’  (Advisor : Michèle Heitz)  

Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering – Université Laval

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.)

Alexandre Genois for a thesis entitled “Contribution au développement d'un procédé de conservation des haricots verts par la synergie de l'acétate de potassium électro-activé et d'un traitement thermique modéré / Contribution to the development of a preservation process of green pea by the synergistic effect of electro-activated potassium acetate and a moderate heat treatment” (Advisor: Dr. Mohammed Aider).

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Gabriel Collin, Hubert Soucy, and Alain Niyibizi for their design entitled “Système intégré d’acquisition de données d’une station de jaugeage/ Integrated data acquisition system of a gauging station” (Advisor: Dr. Robert Lagacé).

CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Vincent Grégoire - Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester.

ASABE ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Design and construction of a four-wheel-drive tractor taking into consideration the rules specified by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Équipe ULtrac : Raphaël Soucy-Gauthier(Leader), François Blais, Francis Desaulniers,  Pierre-Olivier Michaud , Nicholas Lefebvre, Alexandre Houle,  Cédric St-Pierre, Simon Archambault,  Alexandre Porlier , Jean-Gabriel Turgeon (Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering – Université Laval )

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD)

Aitazaz A.Farooque for a thesis entitled “Performance Evaluation of a commercial Wild Blueberry Harvester using Precision Agricullture Technologies and Biosystems Modeling” (Advisor: Dr. Qamar Zaman).

University of Guelph/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

CSBE/SCGAB Oral Presentation Award

Versa Bosak Zurowsky for a presentation entitled “On-farm management of potato wash-water and performance of land-based treatment system”

The University of Guelph

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION  Undergraduate Scholarship - Isaac Thevathasan

Undergraduate Thesis Award - John Buozis for his thesis entitled 'Strep D-Tec: A Non-Invasive Streotococcus Diagnostic Tool' (Advisor: Dr. G. Hayward).

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Robert Hunter, Parker Bondi, Amelia French, Amit Tah for their project entitled “Non-Invasive Monitoring of Glucose in Blood" (Advisor: Dr. S. Neethirajan)

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Nawfal Adam Mungroofor a thesis entitled "SERS based Point-of-care Biosensing System for Food-borne Pathogen Detection"  (Advisor: Dr. S. Neethirajan).

 

University of Saskatchewan - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Samuel Emard-Ferre for a thesis entitled " Optimization of the Cleaning System of Grape Harvesters Using the Discrete Element Method"  (Advisor: V. Meda and M. Roberge)

 

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering

Undergraduate Paper Competition -  Patricia Gaudet, Lara Hendry, Thanh Jutras for a paper entitled “Growing System for the Food Security in Northern Canada (SINC) Unit (Advisors: M. Lefsrud and G. Clark).

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Brett Bennett, Meaghan Dustin, Yasmeen Hitti, Stephen McGuire for a project entitled “Reducing Driver Fatigue During Forage Harvesting” (Advisors: V. Adamowski and G. Clark).

Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Kiruba Krishnaswamy for a thesis entitled “Green Nano-technology Approach for Synthesis and Encapsulation of Gold Nano-particles from Agricultural Waste” (Advisor: V. Orsat).

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) -  Sai Kranthi Kumar Vanga for  a project entitled “Thermal and Electric Field Effects on Peanut Protein Using Molecular Modelling and In-Vitro Digestibility” (Advisor: V. Raghavan)

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship -  Nardine Youssef Kamal Hanna

ASABE  ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition - Bao Chau Bui, Connor Miller, Francis St-Aubin, Leo Mcguire, Marc Massicotte, Mark Cool, Rachelle Prud’homme, Youssef Nabieh, Pierce Dias Carlson, Françoys – Xavier Stephenson, Brett Benett, Antoine Pouliot, Trevor Stanhope, Steven McGuire, Maxime Leclerc (Leader)

 

The University of British Columbia - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Hamid K Hamedani for a thesis entitled “Logistics modeling of biomass supply chain in Ontario” (Advisors: Drs. S. Sokhansanj and A. Lau).

Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Ladan Naimi for a thesis entitled “A study of cellulosic biomass size reduction” (Advisors: Drs. S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi and J. Lim).

 

Dalhousie University - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Muhammad W Jameel for a thesis entitled "Effect of crop characteristics and machine parameters on berry losses during wild blueberry harvesting" (Advisor: Dr. Q. Zaman).

Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Travis J Esau for a thesis entitled "Smart sprayer for spot-application of agrochemical in wild blueberry fields" (Advisor: Dr. Q. Zaman).

 

University of Prince Edward Island - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Luke Bennett, Alexander Gamble and Art Ortenburger for a project entitled “The Development of an Electro-Mechanical Rock Removal System for a Potato Harvester”  (Advisors:  Dr. A. Hsiao and Mr. B. Smyth)

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Javon Mayhew, Andrew Simmons, Anthony Parker  for a project entitled “The Development of an Automated Lobster Meat Removal System”  Advisors (Dr. Amy Hsiao and Mr. Brian Smyth)

 

Université Laval - Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering

ASABE  ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition - Équipe ULtrac : R. Soucy-Gauthier (Leader), L.-É. Lessard, F. Desaulniers, P.-O.  Michaud, N. Lefebvre, A. Houle, C. St-Pierre, S. Archambault, V. Chabot, V. Grégoire

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship - Jérémie Bonneau

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Noura Saïed for a thesis entitled " Amélioration de l’extraction des sucres de la biomasse du millet perlé sucré et du sorgho sucré pour une éventuelle production de bioéthanol / Improving the extraction of sugars from sweet pearl millet and sweet sorghum biomass for eventual production of bioethanol" (Advisor: Dr. M. Khelifi).

Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Vincent Pelletier for a thesis entitled " Développement d'une approche intégrée pour la gestion de l'eau en production de canneberges / Development of an integrated approach for water management in cranberry production" (Advisors: Drs. J. Gallichand and S. Pepin).

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Alexandre Houle, Raphaël Soucy-Gauthier, Cédric St-Pierre for their project entitled “Conception d’une transmission d’un mini tracteur / Design of a mini tractor transmission” (Advisor: Dr. M. Khelifi)

 

University of Alberta - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Ezinwa Agbor for a thesis entitled “ Biomass Co-firing with Coal and Natural Gas” (Advisor: A.Kumar)

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - S. M. Hassan Shahrukh  for a thesis entitled “Energy Return on Investment and Techno-economics of Pellet Production from Steam Pretreated Biomass” (Advisor: A. Kumar)

University of Manitoba - Department  of Biosystems Engineering

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship - Kirsten Bunge

 

University of Manitoba - Department  of Biosystems Engineering

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship - Taylor Kirouac

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship - Alain Lagasse 

Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Haider Abbas for a thesis entitled “Impact of overhead irrigation on nitrogen dynamics and marketable yield of potato” (Advisor: R. Sri Ranjan)

Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Senthilkumar Thiruppathi for a thesis entitled “Detection of fungal infections of different durations in canola, wheat, and barley and different concentrations of Ochratoxin A contamination in wheat and barley using near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging” (Advisor: D. Jayas)

Undergraduate Design Project Award - Jamie Cheung, Cliff Dueck, Taylor Kirouac, Jennifer Pieniuta and Alex Strike for a project entitled “Analysis and redesign of the McCain dumping system” (Course Instructor:  K. Dick)

Undergraduate Thesis Award - Cliff Dueck for a thesis entitled “Impact resistance and calorific values of oat hull pellets with algae binding agent” (Advisor: S. Cenkowski)

 

Graduate Student Poster Presentation

The University of Guelph, 1st Prize, Michael Lissemorefor the poster entitled “A Handheld device for rapid detection of food adulterants using bulk acoustic wave biosensors'  

McGill University,  2nd Prize, Faezeh Eslamianfor the poster entitled “Application of dolomitic hydrated lime as an amendment to reduce phosphorus leaching loss in pike river watershed' 

The University of Guelph, 3rd Prize, Isaac Thevathasanfor the poster entitled “In vitro characterisation of Camelina Sativa Antitumor Peptides against colorectal adenocarcinoma Cells' 

 

Graduate Student Oral Presentation

Saint Mary's University, Halifax,  1st Prize, Emily Ann Walker for the presentation titled 'Native-Planted Green Roofs serve as habitat for wild bees'

Dalhousie University, Agricultural Campus, Truro, 2nd Prize, Jie Yang for the presentation titled 'A Study of feasibility evaluation of biodiesel production from Camelina Sativa grown in Nova Scotia'

University of Guelph, 3rd Prize,  Abdulmonem Murayyan for the presentation titled  “Anticancer Activity of Ontario Grown Onion Varieties - An In-Vitro Study' 

ASABE  ¼ Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Design and construction of a four-wheel-drive tractor taking into consideration the rules specified by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Université Laval, Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering, Équipe ULtrac 
Clovis Courchesne, Louis-Étienne Lessard, Pierre-Olivier Michaud, Nicholas Lefebvre, Valérie Chabot (Leader), Vincent Grégoire, Frédérik Daigneault

McGill University, Department of Bioresource Engineering
Francis St-Aubin (Leader), Maxime Leclerc, Connor Miller, Rachelle Prudhomme, John Weilenmann, Stephania Tatiachenko, Shamus McGuire, Danny Amon, Alex Audi, Marco Centa, Mark Cool, Pierce Dias Carlson, Lizzy Filine, Aidan Guttormson, Leo McGuire, Mahdi Mia, Ariele Pieters, Ann Pile, Jasmine Roberts, Youssef Saeed, Jonathon Salama-Siroishka, Victoria Tseng Paepcke, Stephen McGuire (Advisors: V. Adamchuk; H. Akbarzadeh)

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mechanical Engineering - Sled Dogs
Jason Cousins, George Dodds, Keith Halcro, Charley Sprenger, Cory Bart, Austin Pizzey, Dane Steen, Tyler Reaser, Matthew Lashyn (Advisor S. Noble)

University of Manitoba, Department  of Biosystems Engineering,  UMATT  (University of Manitoba Association of Tiny Tractors)
Tristan Saloranta (Captain), Raymond Davis, Colin Berard, Anthony Dziedzic, Bruce Felsch, Mykel Gallajones, Bill Heard, Alan Huynh, Scott Symons, Don Petkau (Advisor)

 

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION  Undergraduate Scholarship

Recognizes academic excellence among student members of the Society.  The Scholarship is awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester.

University of Guelph - Meghan Fragis

University of Manitoba Department  of Biosystems Engineering - Alain Lagasse

University of Manitoba Department  of Biosystems Engineering - Sarah Slagerman

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering - Brandon Bonan

Université Laval,  Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering - Frédérik Daigneault

University of Prince Edward Island, School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Daniel Emery

Dalhousie University, Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture - Karen Esau

 

University of Guelph

University of Guelph - Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Ryan Berthelot for his thesis entitled' Harnessing Electrical Energy for Anti-biofilm Therapies: Conductivity of Opportunistic Pathogens and the Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Cell Morphology and Motility'  (Advisor: S. Neethirajan)

University of Guelph - Undergraduate Design Project - Award Connor Ormsby for his project entitled “BioTattoo - A Sweat Biosensing Platform for Animal Health Applications” (Advisor S. Neethirajan)

University of Guelph Undergraduate Thesis Award - John Buozis for his thesis entitled'Strep D-Tec: A Non-Invasive Streotococcus Diagnostic Tool' (Advisor: G. Hayward).

University of Guelph  - Undergraduate Design Project Award - Robert Hunter, Parker Bondi, Amelia French, Amit Tah for their project entitled “Non-Invasive Monitoring of Glucose in Blood" (Advisor: S. Neethirajan)

 

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba,  Department  of Biosystems Engineering,  Undergraduate Design Project Award - Mirette Barsoum Athanasios, Jesnico Gonzales, Nicole Lanchuske and Taylor Livingston for their project entitled “Bin up the stairs” (Course Instructors:  K. Dick, B. Porth and J. S. Cicek)

University of Manitoba Department  of Biosystems Engineering, Undergraduate Thesis Award - Craig Heppner for a thesis entitled “Effect of different row spacings and seeders on yield and speed of emergence for corn” (Advisor: Y. Chen)

University of Manitoba Department  of Biosystems Engineering Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Rong Yue for a thesis entitled “Modeling pore structures and airflow in grain beds using discrete element method and pore-scale models” (Advisor: Q. Zhang)

 

McGill University

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Jillian Leah Treadwell for her thesis entitled “Phosphorus and organic waste management: Investigating the potential for phosphorus recovery and recycling” (Advisors: G. Clark and E. Bennett)

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Dr. Ogan Iheanacho Mba for her thesis entitled “Deep-fat frying characteristics of blends of palm and canola oils” (Advisors: M. Ngadi and M. Dumont)

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering - Undergraduate Thesis Award - Nicole Peletz-Bohbot, Mitch Steel, Mahdi Mia Matthew LeGrandfor a thesis entitled “Solar Greenhouse Heating” (Advisor: V. Raghavan)

McGill University - Department of Bioresource Engineering - Undergraduate Design Project Award - Nicolas Buxbaus, Sam Eichhorn, Tristan Chauvin-Bosse for a project entitled “Straw Sterilizer for Fungal Culture” (Advisor: M. Dumont and V. Adamchuk)

 

Université Laval

Université Laval,  Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering, Undergraduate Design Project Award - Marie-Michelle Caron, Florence Marquis, and Véronique Poulin for their project entitled : Conception d'une ligne de production de lait dans une région du Nord du Québec/ Design of a milk production unit in a northern Quebec region (Advisor: M. Aider)

Université Laval,  Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Thierry Villeneuve for his thesis entitled: Intégration de l’électro-activation dans le procédé de conservation des légumes : Analyse de l’efficacité du procédé par SuperPro Designer / Integration of electro-activation in a canning process of vegetables: Analysis of the process efficiency by SuperPro Designer (Advisor: M. Aider)

Université Laval,  Department of Soils and Agri-Food Engineering Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Marianne Crépeau for her thesis entitled: Optimisation de la récolte, de l’entreposage et du pressage du millet perlé sucré et du sorgho sucré cultivés au Québec pour la production de bioéthanol / Optimization of the harvesting, storage, and pressing of sweet pearl millet and sweet sorghum grown in Québec for the production of bioethanol (Advisors: M. Khelifi, A. Vanasse, M. Aider)

 

University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan - Chemical and Biological Engineering—Graduate Thesis Award (PhD) - Daeung Yu for his thesis entitled “Radio frequency (RF) assisted disinfestation of red flour beetle in stored canola seeds” (Advisor O. Baik)

 

University of New-Brunswick

University of New Brunswick,  Mechanical Engineering, Undergraduate Design Project Award - Jordan Lander and Kieran Cameron Ellis for their project entitled “Biocomposites manufacturing using pultrusion methodology” (Advisor: G. Saha)

University of New Brunswick,  Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Lucas Kenneth Bowlby for his project entitled “Evaluating the potential of biochar as reinforcing element in fiber-reinforced polymer composites” (Advisors: G. Saha and M. Afzal)

 

University of Prince-Edward-Island

University of Prince Edward Island, School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Undergraduate Design Project Award - Ryan Myette, Angela Court, Peter Doiron, Tristan Dawsonfor their project entitled “Recycled Water Cleanliness Improvements” (Advisors: A. Hsiao and G. McSorley)

University of Prince Edward Island, School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Undergraduate Thesis - Award Laura Whelan for her project entitled “Automized Self-Checkout Kiosk for the UPEI Library”  (Advisors: A. Farooque and B. Acharya)

 

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University, Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Undergraduate Design Project - Award Karen Esau for her project entitled “Effective use of a variable rate blower fan on a mechanical low bush blueberry harvester” (Advisor: Q. Zaman)

Dalhousie University, Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate Thesis Award (MSc) - Salamat Ali for his project entitled “Effect of harvesting time on berry losses during mechanical harvesting of wild blueberries” (Advisor: Q. Zaman)

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