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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 14:53

Notice of the AGM 2013 of CSBE-SCGAB

Date:  Monday July 8, 2013

Time:  12 00 to 13 30 with lunch

Place:  Marquis Hall, Exeter Room, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Tentative Agenda:

  1. Greetings and attendance sign up
  2. Call to order (President, CSBE)
  3. Appointment of Chair and Secretary for meeting
  4. Quorum
  5. Additions to the Agenda
  6. Approval of the AgendaApproval of minutes of previous meeting 
  7. Correspondence
  8. Summary of Annual Reports
  9. Old Business
  10. New Business
  11. Appointment of Auditor for 2013
  12. Announcements
  13. Adjournment

 

As you are aware, the CSBE-SCGAB and its FOUNDATION sponsor several student awards. These include:

  • The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students
  • The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 
  • Foundation Student Team Competition Funding Program 
  • CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate and graduate student competitions

In 2012, the Foundation established a new program. To help our students with their travel to our CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conference and AGM, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration and admission to the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Banquet for the winner(s) of student awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems,... eng. programs) are asked to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation (basically me and next year John Feddes) by June 1st of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student who are planning to travel to the conference site. I (next year John Feddes) need a copy of base conference registration receipt for each student who is requesting support. I (next year John Feddes) will issue a cheque to each student in Saskatoon during the annual meeting.

Full details for these award are described in Secretary/Manager Annual Report.

 

Published in Notice of Meeting
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:00

Manitoba Regional News - Spring 2013

Totally 16 Biosystems engineering under-graduate students received their B.Sc. (BioE) degrees at the Spring 2013 convocation. With the new specialization option, 3 graduated with the Biomedical Specialization, 5 with the Environmental Specialization, and 1 with the Agricultural Specialization.

Shawn Wiebe won this years’ Faculty of Engineering Program Medal in Biosystems Engineering.

Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun,  Leno Jose Guzman Quinonez, Maria Anastasia Mastorakos and Charles Chioma Nwaizu received their M.Sc. degrees and Joe Nelson Ackerman, Robert Vaughan Parsons, and   Mohammad Al-Amin Sadek received their Ph.D. degrees at the May 2013 Convocation.

Awards and Scholarships

Saravanan Nandhagopal (PhD student) has been awarded Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Engineering. Marcos Cordeiro, and Senthilkumar Thiruppathi (PhD students) have been awarded W.E. Muir Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Biosystems Engineering.

Amy La, Behzad Bashiri, Chelladurai Vellaichamy and Ravikanth Lankapalli, graduate students from the department of Biosystems Engineering have been awarded University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Congratulations to award winners!

Manitoba Schools Science Symposium

The CSBE Manitoba Region continued its effort to create awareness about biological engineering to school students through sponsoring awards at the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium held on April 27th at the University of Manitoba. 

Tooba Razi, grade 7 student won the Biosystems Engineering award in intermediate category for her project “Effect of blade angle on wind turbine efficiency”.

Tooba-manitoba

Keisha Mendoza, Grade 11student won senior category award for the project entitled “An A’peeling way to filter water: The banana peel water filter”.

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Published in Manitoba Regional News

Happy spring!

I am encouraging the department heads and academic advisers of our academic institutions to consider deserving students, both undergraduate and graduate students, for these awards.

Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever graduate students. An application form (http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/members/join-csbe-scgab) should be completed by the graduate student and submitted by a faculty member attesting to first-time-ever status. The completed form should be sent to the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation office (CSBE/SCGAB Foundation, 2028 Calico Crescent, Orleans, ONK4A 4L7) where payment will be attached.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship - The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 12 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honor List). The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department. The amount of the award varies from year to year but is in the range of $200 to $500.

Student Team Competition Funding Program – Full details described on the web site at http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/members/students/awards-competitions-and-scholarships

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation offers funding to eligible student teams that participate in a recognized bioengineering competition. The Foundation thereby encourages students to gain team work experience and to learn by comparing their efforts and ideas with others in addition to provide visibility for engineering. Funding is equivalent to $50 per student member with a maximum of $500 per team, and up to $1000 per academic institution per calendar year for all teams requesting funds. To be eligible, the team must be formed of at least two student members and participate in a bioengineering competition open to more than one academic institution. Team members eligible for funding must be student members of CSBE/SCGAB in good standing, i.e. annual dues are currently paid (otherwise students should provide photocopy of their application form or membership renewal). Examples of eligible student competitions include the CSBE/SCGAB undergraduate design competition and undergraduate paper competition, as long as the project is carried out by at least two students and the team has been selected to participate in the national competition. Other examples include the ASABE K. K. Barnes Paper Award Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition and Environmental Design Competition (Fountain Wars). Other competitions may be considered as long as they meet the general criteria:  more than one academic institution is involved, bioengineering is the main discipline involved and the project is a student team endeavour. A proof of registration should be included with the request.

To request funding, simply download and fill out the form. Please return to the Foundation at: CSBE/SCGAB Foundation, 2028 Calico Crescent, Orleans, ON, K4A 4L7

The CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will offer financial assistance to the winners of their annual departmental (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) Undergraduate Thesis, Undergraduate Design Project, and Graduate Thesis Awards, so that these students may attend the CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting and Technical Conference,. The Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration and admission to the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Banquet for the winner(s) of these awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) are invited to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation by June 15th, of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student.

Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB

STUDENT COMPETITIONS CSBE/SCGAB UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENT COMPETITIONS

Two undergraduate student competitions namely (1) design competition and (2) undergraduate paper competition, are organized to promote a high degree of professionalism, encourage development of professional and engineering ingenuity, provide opportunity for interaction between students and professional associates and encourage active undergraduate student participation within CSBE/SCGAB.

Two graduate student competitions namely (1) Masters and Doctoral thesis award competition and (2) graduate student paper competition are organized to encourage innovation and excellence in Biosystems, Biological and Environmental Engineering and recognize our most promising graduate student members. Brief overview of these competitions is given below. The CSBE/SCGAB Vice-President (Membership) in consultation with the Student Affairs Committee will circulate detailed and specific instructions each year for the competitions. Potential contestants should consult these guidelines before completing their submission packages.

Brief overview of these competitions is given below.

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award:

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award is to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed an undergraduate level thesis at a CanadianUniversity during the 12-mont period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award is to recognize excellence in the development of engineering design skills in solving problems related to biological systems. Individual or team projects are eligible. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient(s) must have completed a design project at a CanadianUniversity during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100 if the design project is completed by an individual or $50 per person if the design project is completed by a design team

Deadline: The name(s) of the award recipient(s), along with the title of the design project, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in odd-numbered years in recognition of M.Sc. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the odd-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Master’s thesis at a Canadian University during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an odd-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in even-numbered years in recognition of Ph.D. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the even-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Doctoral thesis at a CanadianUniversity during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an even-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

 

Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever graduate students. An application form (www.bioeng.ca) should be completed by the graduate student and submitted by a faculty member attesting to first-time-ever status. The completed form should be sent to the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation office (CSBE/SCGAB Foundation,2028 Calico Crescent,Orleans,ONK4A 4L7) where payment will be attached.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 12 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honor List). The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department. The amount of the award varies from year to year but is in the range of $200 to $500.

Student Team Competition Funding Program

Full details described on the web site at www.bioeng.ca.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation offers funding to eligible student teams that participate in a recognized bioengineering competition. The Foundation thereby encourages students to gain team work experience and to learn by comparing their efforts and ideas with others in addition to provide visibility for engineering. Funding is equivalent to $50 per student member with a maximum of $500 per team, and up to $1000 per academic institution per calendar year for all teams requesting funds. To be eligible, the team must be formed of at least two student members and participate in a bioengineering competition open to more than one academic institution. Team members eligible for funding must be student members of CSBE/SCGAB in good standing, i.e. annual dues are currently paid (otherwise students should provide photocopy of their application form or membership renewal). Examples of eligible student competitions include the CSBE/SCGAB undergraduate design competition and undergraduate paper competition, as long as the project is carried out by at least two students and the team has been selected to participate in the national competition. Other examples include the ASABE K. K. Barnes Paper Award Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition and Environmental Design Competition (Fountain Wars). Other competitions may be considered as long as they meet the general criteria:  more than one academic institution is involved, bioengineering is the main discipline involved and the project is a student team endeavour. A proof of registration should be included with the request.

To request funding, simply fill out the form in the Perspectives Newsletter Fall 2012 PDF and return to the Foundation at:

CSBE/SCGAB Foundation, 2028 Calico Crescent, Orleans,ON, K4A 4L7

The CSBE-SCGAB Foundation will offer financial assistance to the winners of their annual departmental (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) Undergraduate Thesis, Undergraduate Design Project, and Graduate Thesis Awards, so that these students may attend the CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting and Technical Conference,. The Foundation will pay the fees for base conference registration and admission to the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Banquet for the winner(s) of these awards. In addition, the Foundation will provide $100 per student to a maximum of $400 per academic unit (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.), to be used to defray the costs of travel and accommodation for attending the conference. The students must be members in good standing of the CSBE-SCGAB in order to be eligible for the awards, fee waivers, and travel support. Eligible academic units (biological/bioresource, biosystems, eng. Programs, etc.) are invited to contact the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation by June 15th, of each year, and provide the name, CSBE-SCGAB membership number, and project or thesis title of each winning student.

Student Awards sponsored by the CSBE/SCGAB

Student competitions csbe/scgab undergraduate and graduate student competitions

Two undergraduate student competitions namely (1) design competition and (2) undergraduate paper competition, are organized to promote a high degree of professionalism, encourage development of professional and engineering ingenuity, provide opportunity for interaction between students and professional associates and encourage active undergraduate student participation within CSBE/SCGAB.

Two graduate student competitions namely (1) Masters and Doctoral thesis award competition and (2) graduate student paper competition, are organized to encourage innovation and excellence in Biosystems, Biological and Environmental Engineering and recognize our most promising graduate student members. Brief overview of these competitions is given below. The CSBE/SCGAB Vice-President (Membership) in consultation with the Student Affairs Committee will circulate detailed and specific instructions each year for the competitions. Potential contestants should consult these guidelines before completing their submission packages.

Brief overview of these competitions is given below.

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award:

Eligibility The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award is to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed an undergraduate level thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-mont period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award is to recognize excellence in the development of engineering design skills in solving problems related to biological systems. Individual or team projects are eligible. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient(s) must have completed a design project at a CanadianUniversity during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100 if the design project is completed by an individual or $50 per person if the design project is completed by a design team

Deadline: The name(s) of the award recipient(s), along with the title of the design project, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in odd-numbered years in recognition of M.Sc. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the odd-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Master’s thesis at a Canadian University during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an odd-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category)

Eligibility: The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. The award will be presented in even-numbered years in recognition of Ph.D. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the even-numbered year. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Doctoral thesis at a CanadianUniversity during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an even-numbered year, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th .

Friday, 26 October 2012 10:19

CEMF launch 2013 scholarship campaign

In 2013, TEN (10) scholarship totaling $80,000 will be awarded to women studying engineering at the undergraduate, master's and PhD level. 

All application and criteria are available now online ont he Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation website www.cemf.ca. Deadline for applications is midnight, January 4, 2013 for Vale scholarship and January 11, 2013 for CEMF scholarship.

You can download announcement here: English | French

Published in Notices to Members

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
204.631.3323

Published in Manitoba Regional News

Opportunities provided by the FOUNDATION

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 12 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honor List).  The scholarship recipient will receive a cash award of $ 300.00. The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department.

Past Foundation funding projects have also included the UG student design projects (1/4-scale tractor competition; application forms available), and payment of first-time-ever graduate student Society dues.

Opportunities provided by the SOCIETY

UG student Society dues for all UG years are sponsored by the Society.

Awards for UG student paper, thesis and design projects and Grad student (MSc and PhD) thesis prizes are available. Full details of the procedures for accessing these prizes can be found on line at www.bioeng.ca in the Procedure and Operation Manual, pg 8 Student Competitions. Please observe all deadlines.

Published in Notices to Members

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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