Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:01

News from the Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba

Scholarship and Awards:

Sanjayan Satchithanantham was the recipient of “2012 Petro Canada Resources Graduate Fellowship in Environmental Issues in Engineering”.

Saravanan Nandagopal and Mohammad Al-Amin Sadek received “W.E. Muir Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Biosystems Engineering” for 2012.

Rumana Islam, Ph D student from Biosystems Engineering was awarded “Edward R.Toporeck Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Engineering”.

Congratulations to award winners!


Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA-ACEG) THIRD Annual Conference 

June 17 to 20, 2012. University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The 3rd Annual CEEA/ACEG Conference will be held at the University of Manitoba in vibrant Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is an organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.” This third annual CEEA conference continues to build on the previous efforts of the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (C2E2). We strongly encourage the broad community of engineering educators – from faculties of engineering and applied science, arts, science, education to technical colleges, libraries, teaching and learning centres and industry to join us. Relevant student papers are also welcomed. Check the event home page for more information: http://www.ceea.ca/EN/index.php


Heavy Vehicle Technology Workshop

Register now for the limited seating, March 29th Heavy Vehicle Technology Workshop. Network with an exciting line-up of local, national, and international experts in the fields of Heavy Vehicle Manufacturing and Design.  This is your opportunity to interact with current and prospective suppliers and partners in attendance, while learning about the latest techniques, projects, capabilities, and opportunities in your field. 

Two excellent keynote sessions are in store for those who attend this Workshop:  Craig Shankwitz, Director, Intelligent Vehicles Laboratory, University of Minnesota will kick the day off with a presentation on "FreewayConomics" and Paul Soubry, President and CEO of New Flyer Industries will enlighten the audience with an afternoon keynote on "Supply Chain collaboration Throughout the Product Lifecycle".

Learn more by visiting Event Homepage and by viewing the Program Schedule.

When:  March 29, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB

Registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/222437

Cost: $125 + GST - Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages

This comprehensive technology workshop has been created through a collaboration of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program, Red River College, Westest, and the Vehicle Technology Centre. This Workshop is being Officially Supported by: the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada; Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba; the Canadian Society for Bioengineering; the Composites Innovation Centre; Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba; the Industrial Technology Centre; the Society of Automotive Engineers, Manitoba Section; and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Winnipeg.

For more information, please contact:

Brent Wennekes, Technology Transfer and Communications Manager
Applied Research & Commercialization, Red River College
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