AGM 2012 News


This year's joint meeting has been a great success: more than 170 participants from Canada, Eastern US and others countries met in Orillia to share knowledges and ideas. Thanks to the local organizing committee and scientific committee for their outstanding work. On behalf of Society members, THANK YOU!

You can access full papers in our Publications section. Please note that not all full PDF papers are available online. Thus, it is possible that download link for these papers leads to an error page.

Final program is also available for download. For those who wish to request Continuing Education Units (CEU) to maintain your professional engineering license, please print and fill the last page of the downloadable program. Note: An error was made in the print version you received at the conference, please don't use this form. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Mark your calendar: The CSBE 2013 Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference will be held in Saskatoon.


Saturday, 09 June 2012 22:25

Early bird rates ended on June 8th.

Early bird rates are now closed for the NABEC-CSBE 2012 Technical Conference. Registration is still open at regular rates until the conference.


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The Local and Scientific Committees are pleased to announce the preliminary technical program for next Technical Conference. The Conference will present more than 90 oral presentations, 35 posters and 4 workshops related to our theme “Ecological Engineering”.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from our Keynote Speakers:

Professor Karen Landman of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph on "Urban Agriculture"
Helmi Ansari, Director of Sustainability and Productivity, PepsiCo Foods Canada, Mississauga on "Sustainable Production Program at Frito Lay"



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Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, Orillia ON
July 15 – 18, 2012

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The conference registration and hotel reservation information is now live on the conference website. Early birb rates are valid until June 8, 2012.  Please visit: http://www.bioeng.ca/nabec-csbe2012

Hotel reservations: A limited number of rooms at 2 nearby hotels (both < 3 km to the campus) have been reserved for conference attendees.  These are at a discounted rate.  The Best Western Mariposa Inn has 60 rooms and the Comfort Inn has 30 rooms. 

Both hotels will hold these rooms for conference attendees until early June after which they will be released to the general public at the standard rate.

Book your rooms now to ensure you get these discounted rates.  Identify yourself as being with the group reservation for NABEC/CSBE.

Lakehead University residence:  Accommodation is also available in the residences at the university.  These are single bedrooms each of which shares a bathroom with one other bedroom.  Presently, there is no limit on the accommodation here.

oabuilding-smallIt’s not too late to submit your abstract for the NABEC-CSBE/SCGAB 2012 conference in Orillia, Ontario, July 15-18! The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, 10 February 2012.

Upload your abstract to the conference website (http://www.bioeng.ca/nabec-csbe2012). You may choose one of three formats: a full oral presentation (15 min), a technical short presentation (10 min), or a poster. Graduate students may enter the Student Competition – it’s a great experience and you could win money for a top presentation.

Workshops immediately preceding the conference can be used to earn Continuing Professional Development credits:

  • Biogas: Technical Approaches to Farm-Based Systems. (Jake DeBruyn, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs);
  • Composting Facilities: Design Challenges and Solutions (Canada Composting Council);
  • Energy Crop Production. (Tim Rennie, University of Guelph);
  • Nanotechnology: Practical Solutions in Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems (Suresh Neethirajan, University of Guelph).

Watch the conference webpages and see the NABEC Fall Newsletter (http://www.abe.psu.edu/nabec) for more details.

Come join your friends and colleagues on the new campus of Lakehead University!

The Northeast Agricultural and Biological Conference (NABEC) and the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE/SCGAB) are pleased to invite your participation in the workshops preceding the joint annual meeting in Orillia, ON, Canada, 15 July, 2011. These stimulating and informative half-day workshops will be presented by leading experts, and geared toward practicing professionals, government and industry representatives, and students in programs related to bioengineering. Participants in the workshops will be will be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Development credit from their professional engineering associations.

  • Biogas: Technical Approaches to Farm-Based Systems. This workshop will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the systems and equipment, and operational considerations for farm-based biogas systems.  The workshop will be run by Jake DeBruyn, Engineer for New Technology Integration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  
  • Composting Facilities: Design Challenges and Solutions. This workshop will review current design practices and technologies for municipal and agricultural composting facilities for organic waste recycling. The workshop will be coordinated by the Canada Composting Council.
  • Energy Crop Production. This workshop will provide an analysis and understanding of the issues involved in production of biomass energy crops. The workshop will be run by Tim Rennie, professor of agricultural engineering at the Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph.
  • Nanotechnology: Practical Solutions in Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems. This workshop is focused on the development, advancement, and deployment of nanotechnology in the agricultural and food industry. The workshop will be run by Suresh Neethirajan (University of Guelph).

Further information about the workshops will be made available on the conference website: http://www.bioeng.ca/events . NABEC and CSBE/SCGAB gratefully acknowledge the support and involvement of the participating the organizations.


Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference


Canadian Society for Bioengineering/
Société canadienne de génie agroalimentaire et de bioingénierie

You are invited to submit an abstract to the 2012 joint meeting of NABEC and the CSBE/SCGAB, to share your professional experience, insights or research with your colleagues. A wide variety of topics in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering are welcomed. Presentations about successful or innovative teaching and extension programs are also welcomed.

  • Biological systems
  • Building and structures
  • Ecological engineering
  • Food and bioprocess engineering
  • Information technology
  • Machinery
  • Soil and water
  • Standards
  • Waste management

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