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Saskatoon 2013 News

Sunday, 15 September 2013 23:25

Pictures of CSBE/SCGAB meeting in Saskatoon

The CSBE/SCGAB held its Annual Meeting and Technical Conference in Saskatoon on July 7-10 2013. The conference was a success with more than 125 participants and 114 technical presentations (32 posters and 82 oral presentations). Themes covered were anaerobic digestion, animal productiom, bioenergy, biofuel, biomass, bioprocessing, crop production, environment, ergonomics, grain storage, machinery, modeling, postharvest technology, quality assessment, and soil and water. 4 workshops were given to members for professional development and 3 technical tours to learn more about bioengineering activities in surrounding Saskatoon.

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You are invited to participate to a forum on education during CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conference in Saskatoon. Invited speakers will be Dr. Digvir Jayas (University of Manitoba), Dr. Ernie Barber (University of Saskatchewan), and Dr. Claude Laguë (University of Ottawa). Dr. Venkatesh Meda will be the facilitator.

Topic: What is the future of "Agricultural Engineering" as a discipline within Canadian Universities ?

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 10:30 - 12:00 noon
Venue: ARTS 241 (Neatby Timlin Theatre)

Download brochure for more details.

The FINAL technical program is now available and includes presentations from industry, government and academia and showcases the interdisciplinary nature of engineering for agriculture and biosystems.

Technical Program, Abstracts and Conference schedule (FINAL) 

A printed copy will be included in the particpant package.

CSBE/SCGAB Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference

"Interdisciplinary Engineering in Agriculture and Biosystems -

Working together to develop sustainable solutions"

July 7-10, 2013 in Saskatoon, SK

 

CSBE/SCGAB Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference

"Interdisciplinary Engineering in Agriculture and Biosystems - Working together to develop sustainable solutions"

July 7-10, 2013 in Saskatoon, SK 

The conference will be hosted by the Canadian Society for Bioengineering in conjunction with their Annual General Meeting. Take this opportunity to share your research, professional experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond.

More than 100 abstracts were already submitted for this conference!

● Sustainable engineering solutions  ● Bio-processing & food engineering  ● Information technologies  ● Structures & controlled environments  ● Biomedical & bioinstrumentation  ● Power & machinery  ● Standards  ● Soil & water  ● Waste management  ● Renewable energy & energy management  ● Environment  ● Industry & academia collaborations  ● Teaching and extension innovations


 It's now time to register online at early bird rate! Registration fees.

 

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Conference for Interdisciplinary Engineering and CSBE/SCGAB AGM, Saskatoon, July 7-10, 2013

Working together to develop sustainable solutions

http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/saskatoon2013

You are invited to the Conference for Interdisciplinary Engineering which will be held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, July 7-10, 2013. The conference will provide the opportunity to share professional research, experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond. The conference is presented by the CSBE/SCGAB and will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the CSBE/SCGAB. 

Paper and poster presentations in the following subject areas will be presented:

● Sustainable engineering solutions  ● Bio-processing & food engineering  ● Information technologies  ● Structures & controlled environments  ● Biomedical & bioinstrumentation  ● Power & machinery  ● Standards  ● Soil & water  ● Waste management  ● Renewable energy & energy management  ● Environment  ● Industry & academia collaborations  ● Teaching and extension innovations

Workshops

Workshop #1: Sharpening your Technical Communication Skills

Never underestimate the power of a well-written document. Writing is one of the most crucial skills we can learn and the ability to be clear, concise and complete is essential. Whether it is used to exchange ideas, describe a complex concept, report on progress or analyze test results, communication is fundamental in our professional lives. Sharpen your communication skills in this hands-on workshop presented by the Graham Centre for the Study of Communication.

Workshop #2: Modeling Crop & Soil Flow Using Discrete Element Method

Learn the fundamentals of the discrete element method for modeling crop and soil flow in this workshop presented by New Holland Saskatoon and DEM Solutions. Refer to linked brochure for more details.

Workshop #3: Renewable Energy: Solar PV and Solar Thermal Systems

This workshop will present the “state of the technology” of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, system sizing considerations, economic analysis, and examples, including costs and performance from actual case studies in Alberta. This work shop will be presented by Rob Baron, P. Eng. from the Centre for Sustainable Innovation at Lakeland College, Vermilion Alberta.  The College is currently in year 3 of a 5-year applied research project studying multiple integrated renewable energy systems and lessons learned about combined renewable energy systems will be shared.

Workshop #4: Renewable Energy: Biomass

This workshop will feature several presenters giving their experience producing renewable energy from various forms of biomass, including biomass combustion, biogas from feedlot manure, and pyrolysis for biochar and bio oil production.

Technical Tours

Technical Tour #1: Irrigation in Saskatchewan

This tour showcases the main irrigation area in Saskatchewan, the heart of which is the Gardiner Dam and Lake Diefenbaker on the South Saskatchewan River near Outlook Saskatchewan. Gardiner Dam is one of the largest earth fill dams in the world, creating a 200 km long reservoir which supplies water for irrigation, industrial, municipal and recreational uses. Half of the people in Saskatchewan derive their water from Lake Diefenbaker. This tour will visit the dam and spillway, the hydro plant, the East side pumping station and travel along the M1 Irrigation canal and other irrigation infrastructure. There will be a tour of the Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Center at Outlook which conducts applied research on irrigated crop production and irrigation technology and there will be visits to local farms that grow crops under irrigation. A boxed lunch will provided and the bus will pick up at the Parktown Hotel and the University.

Technical Tour #2: Pound Maker Feedlot and Ethanol Plant - Western Beef Development Center - Cargill Canola Crushing Plant.

This tour will first visit the Poundmaker AgVentures Feedlot near Lanigan, Saskatchewan. It is a 28,500 head commercial feedlot with a 12.5 million liter/yr ethanol plant on site. The distiller’s grains are fed to the cattle in the feedlot. The next stop will be the Western Beef Development Center near Lanigan. The center, a part of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) features a pilot scale solid state anaerobic digester used to produce biogas from solid beef cattle manure. The last stop will be the Cargill Canola Crushing Plant near Clavet, Saskatchewan. It is a modern 4,500 tonne per day canola processing facility that produces canola oil and canola meal for the domestic, North American and international markets and is the largest canola crushing plant in North America. A boxed lunch will be provided and the bus will pick up at the University and the Parktown Hotel.

Technical Tour #3: Canadian Light Source (CLS) – CNH Saskatoon Plant – New U of S Dairy Barn

This tour will stop first at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) which is Canada’s national synchrotron research facility. It is a critical research tool in areas of natural sciences, including biology, agriculture and environmental science. The second stop will be to the CNH (Case New Holland) Saskatoon Plant. It is CNH’s manufacturing center of excellence for planting, tillage and seeding equipment and combine headers. It is one of 26 worldwide CNH manufacturing plants and the only Canadian plant of 11 in North America. The final stop will be to the new dairy research and teaching facility just recently constructed at the University of Saskatchewan. It is a “state of the art” dairy barn for 120 head of milking cows that features tie stall, milking parlor and robotic milking systems. A boxed lunch will be provided and the bus will pick up at the University and the Parktown Hotel.

Social activities and Guest tour

Visit the Program section for more information.

Important Dates

April 2nd, 2013 Online registration opening
April 15, 2013 Notification of acceptance
June 7, 2013 Early bird registration ending
June 28, 2013 Paper submission deadline

Contacts

Local Organizing Committee Chair: Joy Agnew, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (306) 682-5033 ext. 280

Scientific committe: Grant Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (514) 398-7784

Student Competition: Joy Agnew, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (306) 682-5033 ext. 280

Registration: Lope Tabil, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (306) 966-5317

 

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There is still time to submit your abstract before March 15, 2013!

sask-campusConference for Interdisciplinary Engineering and CSBE/SCGAB AGM, Saskatoon, July 7-10, 2013

http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/saskatoon2013

The conference will be hosted by the Canadian Society for Bioengineering in conjunction with their Annual General Meeting. Take this opportunity to share your research, professional experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond.

Paper and poster presentations in the following subject areas are welcome:

● Sustainable engineering solutions  ● Bio-processing & food engineering  ● Information technologies  ● Structures & controlled environments  ● Biomedical & bioinstrumentation  ● Power & machinery  ● Standards  ● Soil & water  ● Waste management  ● Renewable energy & energy management  ● Environment  ● Industry & academia collaborations  ● Teaching and extension innovations

Format: Presentation may be as a poster or oral presentation (15 min). Abstracts must be submitted using the Abstract Proposal Form on the conference website.

Student Competition: Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to enter the Student Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Student Oral Presentation and Best Student Poster Presentation.

Articles: You are encouraged to prepare a written article to accompany your poster or oral presentation and to upload your paper after notification of acceptance (April 15, 2013).

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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE BEFORE MARCH 15

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