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Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:28

It's time to renew your membership!

Good things come to those who wait…but not in this case!

logo-asabe-csbe2014 invoices are now available online for payment at www.asabe.org. And paying your dues on or before October 18 could earn you $100!

To conserve resources and minimize the costs associated with paper invoicing, we're offering an incentive for early renewal of your 2014 dues. If you pay before midnight EDT, October 18, your name will be entered into a draws to receive one of ten $100 MasterCard gift cards to be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. The drawings will take place Monday, October 28, and the winners will be notified by e-mail.

Last year, the CSBE-SCGAB Council carried out a review of our Society’s revenues and expenditures over the past five years. This showed a definite trend of financial reserves depleting to zero, in 5 years. Hence, the Council implemented measures to reduce expenses.   Please refer to Annual Meeting documents for specific budget items reduced. At the same time, we also looked at strategies to increase our revenues. The Journal is projected to be revenue neutral next year and to contribute a modest net profit in subsequent years.  Our 2013 AGM is projected to realize substantial net revenue. However, these combined measures were still not sufficient to eliminate the deficit, so our last recourse is a review of our membership dues. We have not increased our dues for 5 years and it is time for a step increase. As passed at our Annual Meeting, Council has set the following dues schedule: $41 for graduate students (no change), increase from $149 to $195 for members of age 34 and under, increase from $190 to $249 for members 35 to 64 yrs of age, increase from $85 to $111 for members 65 to 74 yrs of age, and $11 for members over the age of 75 (no change. A percentage of the membership dues goes to ASABE, in return for administering the invoices.

When you pay your membership dues, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation requests that you support the Foundation checkoff. This year at the Foundation AGM, the Board decided to provide more sponsorship towards the student competitions at our Annual Meetings and raise funds for use by our Regional Directors and University staff to recruit student members to our Society.  If each of us can contribute $30, then we can easily double the funds available to support member engagement and recruitment.

Paying your dues is easy. Simply click the Login box at the top of the page at www.asabe.org, enter your username and password, click the "Renew Now" link near the top of the page, and pay with a credit card via our secure server. You may also call us at 800/371-2723 or 269/932-7028 to pay your dues over the phone or fax your credit card.


John Feddes
CSBE-SCGAB Society Manager

Published in Notices to Members

Membership Committee

The mandate of the Vice President Membership is to act with the Executive Council and the Membership Recruitment Committee, the latter of which is comprised of the Regional Directors, to maintain and increase membership in the Society. The specific responsibilities associated with this office are described in the Society’s Procedures and Operations Manual available on the website (www.bioeng.ca).

Membership trends

Figure 1 shows the demographics for the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE) for the years from 2002 to 2011. Seventy-nine new members joined in 2011, which is about the same as the historic average, but a marked drop from the larger membership cohorts that joined the CSBE in 2006-2008. Retention from those large cohorts has been proportionately lower than retention of cohorts from prior years, resulting in a net decline from recent higher membership numbers to a total of 585.


Published in VP Membership Report
Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:20




Why should you join the Canadian Society for Bioengineering?

You will be redirected to ASABE website for enrolment.

  • To solidify your professional status. Whether you attend meetings, present technical papers or serve on a committee, you will get professional recognition that you won’t find elsewhere.
  • To contribute to your profession. With your participation you will influence the future of engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems. CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE represent your professional interests.
  • To meet with others. Membership provides networking opportunities and allows you to develop professional relationships with peers who share the same interests, or with possible employers, or employees.
  • To attend professional development workshops.
  • To provide you with access to a global network. More than 2000 new technical papers, articles, standards and books are added to the information base each year.
  • To give you access to professional development opportunities. The CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE are committed to the continuing professional development of their members.
  • To help young engineers get a solid start in the engineering profession.

What is included in your membership?

  • Triple membership for one low fee. Membership in CSBE/SCGAB plus membership in the US counterpart ASABE and the world body CIGR.
  • Canadian Biosystems Engineering, the technical Journal of the CSBE/SCGAB, publishes both English and French articles. It is an electronic journal with more than 40 articles per year covering a wide range of engineering subjects.
    Members have password access with pdf download (for ASABE Technical Librairy only).
  • Perspectives Newsletter, the CSBE/SCGAB bilingual newsletter, published quarterly, reports on people, regional events, meetings, awards and opinions.
    Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, the ASABE periodic magazine, with reports on technologies affecting engineering for agricultural, food and biological production systems.
  • Inside ASABE, the ASABE newsletter within Resource Magazine.
  • CIGR electronic journal. Electronic access to articles from around the world.
  • An up to date web site at www.csbe-scgab.ca for the latest in society and members activities, online community, employment links, articles and contacts.
  • Social media to learn about most recent member activities.

Other members benefits

Membership Dues for Year 2018

Annual dues to be a member of CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE are levied on a calendar year basis and are in Canadian Dollars.

  • Members
    • $228 for ages 34 and under
    • $292 for ages 35 to 64
    • $129 for ages 65 to 74
    • $17 for ages 75+
  • Members Emeritus*
    • $83 for ages 65 to 74
    • $17 for ages 75+
  • Students
    • $39 for students
    • $59 for graduate students
    • $131 for student transfer under age 34
    • $147 for student transfer ages 35 to 64

There is $13 fee for first time members or former members who have let their membership lapse.

*Member Emeritus (CSBE only) is defined as aged 65+ who is retired. They must apply to or be invited by CSBE


You will be redirected to ASABE website for enrolment.


The following applications should not be used to pay your dues if you are currently a member. To renew your membership, please log into the members section of ASABE website.

Please use the following applications to apply for membership online. Payment is by credit card only.


Please download one of the following applications in PDF format and mail your application form along with payment to the addresse below.


For more membership information:

Department of Biosystems Engineering
E2-376 EITC Bldg, 75A Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1 (780) 487-2648
Fax: 204-474-7512

Published in Our Society

We have extra copies!

We have extra hard copies of CBE Journal

Volume 56 (2014)
Volume 57 (2015)
Volume 58 (2016)

Available at only 60 CAD each (including shipping).

Please contact John Feddes at manager@csbe-scgab.ca  to place your order.

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