Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:50

Membership Reminders

We are always looking for new members to strengthen our organization. Have you asked a colleague about joining CSBE/SCGAB?

It will not be all that long before existing members will be receiving their notice to renew their membership for 2015. There are 4 categories of membership. These include student, regular member, member emeritus and fellow. Here is a brief outline of each category;

Student Member: is defined as an undergraduate or graduate student studying some aspect of bioengineering or interested in this area of study. Since the school year and calendar year do not coincide, a first time student member joining CSBE/SCGAB between September and December of the calendar year will have his membership run until the following December (up to 16 months). After that the student membership runs on the calendar year like all other member grades. If you have contact with engineering students invite them to consider membership in CSBE.

Regular Member: is a person who through employment, scientific attainments, education, or experience is interested in the advancement of the objectives of the Society. This is our main membership category and is the life blood of the CSBE/SCGAB. When renewing your membership, think about asking a colleague to consider joining if not already a member.

Member Emeritus: is a member aged 65 or more who has retired from professional life but who wishes to maintain professional contact with CSBE/SCGAB. This member category has all member benefits except voting privileges. A member or ex-member may either ask or be invited to become a “Member Emeritus”. If you qualify for this member designation, give it consideration as the dues are minimal.  

Fellow: is an honorary status to which to which members of distinction may be elected but for which they may not apply.  A “fellow” shall be a member of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the fields of agricultural, food, and biological engineering. Additionally, a “fellow” shall have been a member of the Society for at least 10 years and have 20 years of active practice in the profession. If you wish to nominate a member for this honour, please let us know.

Membership Certificates: It has come to our attention that for the last several years, a Membership Certificate has not been printed and sent to a new member joining CSBE/SCGAB. Recently, several members have enquired about the possibility of getting such a document to hang on their office wall. Therefore, we have re-instated this practice and would like to hear from anyone who did not receive a membership certificate when they joined and would like to request one at this time. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information so that the proper arrangements can be made to send you one. 

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Harry Huffman

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