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The CSBE-SCGAB/NABEC Joint Technical Conference was held on the Orillia Campus of Lakehead University from July 15-18, 2012.  There were four informative workshops on Sunday July 15th followed by paper and poster presentations on Monday and Tuesday, a BBQ on Monday evening, the Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening and 2 post-conference tours on Wednesday. There were also two accompanying person (guest) programs.

During our Awards Banquet, several of our colleagues were honored. They are:

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Dr. Jim Townsend
Recipient of the Maple Leaf Award

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Dr. Stefan Cenkowski
2012 CSBE Fellow

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Dr. Jitendra Paliwal
2012 Young Engineer of the Year

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Dr. Hubert Landry
Recipient of the Glenn Downing Award

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Hugh Fraser   
Winner of the ASABE Blue Ribbons award

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Harold House 
Winner of the ASABE Blue Ribbons award

 

There were also several students receiving awards from the CSBE-SCGAB and its FOUNDATION for their academic accomplishments. These students are:    

University of Manitoba 

  • Nathan Bartel, Jayaru PallimullaGeeganage, Stacey Hildebrand, Vanessa Krahn and Amy La, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award
  • Amy La, recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB  Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award
  • Mahesh Sivakumar, recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB  Ph.D. Thesis Award
  • Ingrid Baragar, recipient of the CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

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 Amy La, University of Manitoba

 

McGill University

  • Rebecca Chin, Nicholas Matlashewski, and Kristian Swan, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award
  • Allison Busgang, Vivian Mau, Katherine Rispoli, and Wathsala Tennakoon, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award
  • Susan King, recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB Ph.D. Thesis Award
  • Frederic Rene-Laforest and his Design Team, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award (Student Team Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design)           

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McGill Students with Dr. Orsat and Ron MacDonald

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Kristian Swan, McGill University

 

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McGill Student Team Competition 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design

 

 

 

University of Saskatchewan 

  • Graham Stuart, Matthew Petruic and Evan Woloski, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award
  • Phani Adapa, recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB Ph.D. Thesis Award

University of Guelph   

  • Alexander Griffith, recipient of the CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Matthew DiCicco, recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award  
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Université Laval

Justine Beaulieu-Gagné, Vincent Rodrique, Dominick Fluet, Benoit Garon,  Pierre-Yves Pettigrew-Blanchet, Guillaume Sauvageau, Charles St-Arnaud, Jean-Gabriel Turgeon, Guillaume Goulet, Héloise Bastien, Lelia Anderson, Danik Sarrazin, Hubert Soucy, François Blais, and Sylvain Champagne, recipients of the CSBE-SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award (Student Team Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design)  

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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 

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NABEC-CSBE/SCBAB 2012
Joint Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference
Orillia
(ON), July 15-18, 2012

Members of CSBE LAC: Franklin Kains, John Ogilvie, Jan Jofriet
Members of NABEC LAC:  Julie Cayley, Michelle Stuckless

The following report gives the highlights and observations of the Annual Technical Conference for CSBE held jointly with NABEC.

The conference ran from July 15 to July 18, 2012.  There were 4 pre-conference workshops on Sunday, the paper and poster presentations on Monday and Tuesday, a BBQ on Monday evening, a banquet on Tuesday evening and 2 post-conference tours on Wednesday.

Location

The conference was held on the Orillia Campus of Lakehead University.   This was a new site for Lakehead University (2 years old) and is located at the edge of town.  The campus is made up of 3 buildings – the AcademicBuilding (main lecture and administration building), the student residence and the cafeteria, all within 50 m of each other.  This made for a very compact conference during the day. The 2 plenary sessions were held in the main lecture hall and the presentations and poster sessions in 4 classrooms on the second floor.

Registration and the Sunday evening reception were held in the common area on the main floor.   The facilities on the whole were excellent and, being new, were in perfect condition.

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Academic Building, Lakehead University (Orillia Campus)

Accommodation

Accommodation was provided at 2 local hotels and in the student residences on campus.  Both hotels were 3 km from the university site.  The Best Western was also the site of the Tuesday evening banquet. The university residences rooms turned out to be exceptional.  They were new, well appointed and the room rate was less than half the hotel rates. 

Published in Notices to Members
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.

 

Online registration | Fees and registration conditions | Dates and Deadlines | Paper submissionHotel reservations | Traveling

Published in AGM 2012 News

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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"

 

 

Online registration | Fees and registration conditions | Dates and Deadlines | Paper submissionHotel reservations | Traveling

Published in AGM 2012 News

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

Online registration | Fees and registration conditions | Dates and Deadlines | Paper submissionHotel reservations | Traveling

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.

Published in AGM 2012 News

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!

Published in AGM 2012 News

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.

Published in AGM 2012 News
Monday, 19 December 2011 14:10

CSBE/NABEC 2012 Annual Meeting

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CSBEJuly 15-18, 2012

LakeheadUniversity,

July 15-18, 2012LakeheadUniversity,Orillia, Ontario

 

For the first time since 2001, the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE/SCGAB) will join together with the Northeast Agricultural & Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) for our annual technical conference. It will be held from July 15th through the 18th, 2012.

NABEC is a community of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and invited CSBE/SCGAB to join them as we were planning to meet in Eastern Canada. There is considerable membership overlap as CSBE/SCGAB members resident in Eastern Canadian provinces are also members of NABEC. Members of both organizations are also members of ASABE.

NABEC has traditionally had an emphasis on student presentations both graduate and undergraduate and a delightful mix of 10 minute presentations by members and students. Their term for this is to "relax professionally".

CSBE/SCGAB has had more emphasis on 15 to 20 minute presentations in "themed" technical sessions. This organization also encourages student participation and, as well, supports undergraduate students through awards to each teaching institution for the best undergraduate design project and best undergraduate thesis.

With the joint nature of this conference, presentations could be made in either the long or the short format.

The Technical Conference includes the plenary sessions, technical papers, student poster sessions, a banquet, an evening barbeque, preconference workshops and post conference tours.

The Site

The conference will be held at the Orillia campus of Lakehead University located on the edge of the town in a rural setting. The brand new facilities, which opened only last year, are built to a LEEDS standard utilizing both geothermal heating and green roof technology. Accommodations will be available on this site in the student residence, as well as at the Best Western Hotel and Comfort Inn less than 3 km away into Orillia.

Preconference Workshops

A number of preconference workshops will be offered on Sunday. 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: www.bioeng.ca/events. NABEC and CSBE/SCGAB gratefully acknowledge the support and involvement of the participating the organizations.

Post Conference Tours

A post conference tour is planned for Wednesday to the Holland Marsh, a 3000 hectare area of muck land which has been supplying Ontario with vegetable crops for 100 years. On the tour we will see the reclaimed muck land, the $25 million reworking of the drainage works, the muck crops research station, the greenhouse hydroponics projects and winery.

The Area

Orillia is located in the heart of Ontario’s vacation country 90 minutes north of Toronto in an area known as the Muskokas. It is famous for its beautiful lakes and rivers and its summer activities – boating, fishing, hiking and camping. The wooden pleasure boat industry was and is centred in nearby Gravenhurst. Consider extending time at the conference into a summer family vacation to explore the area.

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Visit the CSBE/SCGAB website and follow the links on the front page to the NABEC - CSBE/SCGAB Technical Conference for more information on the conference including the technical programs, area attractions, vacation ideas and registration information as it becomes available. It is updated regularly. Registration and room reservations will open on February 15th.

Come join us in Orillia. We look forward to hosting you in 2012!

 

Published in Notice of Meeting
Monday, 07 November 2011 15:11

Vacation tips

Some who come to the summer meetings of NABEC and CSBE/SCBAB may wish to extend their stay beyond the conference and make it a family vacation. Ontario has lots to offer. Visit the government tourism website at www.ontariotravel.net.

Orillia is in the centre of vacation country. For information on local attractions visit the following websites:

 

Google provides full details of Orillia, the University campus, food services, and travel directions to Orillia.

Here are three specific vacation possibilities you might consider not far from Orillia.

Travel the Trent Severn Waterway by houseboat.

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The 400 km Trent Severn Waterway follows the historical path of the early explorers and fur traders as they crossed through the network of inland waterways between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay. One hundred and fifty years ago the route was developed for industrial and transportation purposes with the addition of 40 conventional locks, 2 hydraulic lift locks and a marine railway. It is now a well-maintained waterway for recreational boaters and tourists.A wonderful family holiday is to tour the canal system in a rented houseboat. These can hold up to 3 couples plus lots of gear including bicycles. Travelling through the many small towns on the canal system you can tie up along the locks at night or can choose to drop anchor in a cove on one of the lakes and fish for your supper. No boating license is required. One of the main outfitters is Egan Houseboat Rentals (http://www.houseboat.on.ca).Also, visit the Trent Severn Waterway website:http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/index.aspx   
 

Camp in Algonquin Park 

algonquinparkAlgonquin Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada and is best know for its canoeing and camping and its wilderness beauty as captured by the Group of Seven artists in the early 20th century. It covers 7500 square kilometers of area with 2400 lakes and 1200 km of streams and rivers. One of the better sources of information on Alqonquin Park can be found at the Friends of Alqonquin Park website: http:www.alqonquinpark.on.ca/Along Highway 60 (the only road crossing the park) there are over 1000 campsites accessible by car. Many choose to canoe into the interior where there are few other travelers.Hiking the many trails and fishing particularly in the more remote parts of the park are popular acitvities.
 

Explore the Muskoka Area

muskokaThis area immediately north of Orillia became a vacation and cottage country area before the last century due to its proximity and transportation links (railway) to Toronto. Hundreds of small lakes are nestled into the pine and spruce forests of the Canadian Shield.

One of the features of this area is the development the recreation wooden boat industry with famous names like Greavette and Ditchburn.   These can be seen today in Gravenhurst at the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, an in-water exhibit of working antique boats. A special attraction is the Segwun, the oldest operating steam vessel in North America still fired by coal. It once was the primary means of transportation and mail delivery in this lake district before roads were built and is now used for tourist day cruises.

More information including hotels, B and B’s or cottages for rent can be found at

http://www.discovermuskoka.ca

 

 

You will also find near Orillia:

 

Published in Orillia 2012
Saturday, 22 October 2011 21:55

CSBE/NABEC 2012 Annual Meeting

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The 2012 Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference will be held in conjunction with the summer meeting of NABEC (Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference- a community of ASABE). The location will be the new campus of Lakehead University at Orillia, Ontario.

Located an hour north of Toronto, this area between Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay, has long been one of Ontario's premier outdoor playgrounds. Here you will find:

More details, on paper submission deadlines and hotel early booking information will be provided on our website and in the December Perspectives newsletter.

Come join us in Orillia. We look forward to hosting you in 2012!

 

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Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON  L3V 6K8
Main Building, Orillia Campus 
Lakehead University

 

NABEC includes ASABE members from the Northeast United States & the Canadian Provinces from Ontario East.

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