CSBE-SCGAB

Notices to Members

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:20

Welcome to new CSBE/SCGAB members!

On behalf of all CSBE/SCGAB members, the Council would like to welcome the 31 new members who joined the Society between December 2013 and March 2014 !

New members  
Fahad S. Khan Dalhousie University
Adam A. Vogt University of Guelph
Rishika Saini McGill University
Rekha Priyadarshini Albert Dhayakaran  
Seoyoung Lee  
Tyler E. Hilsden Alo Canada Inc
Xuming Chen University of Guelph
Ademola P. Adekunle  
Muhammad Waqas Jameel Dalhousie University
Naresh Gaj  
Pierre-Erik Isabelle  
Ibrahim Saleh MacDon Industries
Kimberly DiGiovanni  
Kerri P. Edwards McGill University
   
Reinstated members  
Vincent Pelletier Université Laval
Michael L. Berggren CNH Industrial
   
New student members  
Eveline E.L. Lemire Université Laval
Jeremie Messerli McGill University
Julie Jarjour McGill University
Maya Ramadan McGill University
Michelle Choi McGill University
Nada Khan McGill University
Nathalie Arnaud McGill University
Antonio Camacho McGill University
Diane Bischof McGill University
Cedric St Pierre Université Laval
Shannon Gourdji McGill University
Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:36

2014 Call for Nomination

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for President-Elect of CSBE/SCGAB. The President-Elect serves for a total of three years: the first year (2014-2015) as President-Elect, the second year (2015-2016) as President, and the third year (2016-2017) as Past-President. The President-Elect assumes his/her duties immediately prior to adjournment of the annual meeting of the Society in July, 2014. The main duty of the President is to oversee the conduct of business of the Society, and details can be found in the Society Bylaws (http://csbe-scgab.ca/csbe/documentation/bylaws-letter-patent-and-operation-manual). Persons nominated shall be voting members in good standing.

Please submit your nomination before June 1, 2014 to the Chair of Nominating Committee:

Dr. Qiang Zhang
Department of Biosystems Engineering
E2-376 EITC
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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The 2014 ASABE - CSBE|SCGAB Joint Annual International Meeting in Montreal is a platform to promote your organization to a global audience! The Conference will be held in the Palais des congres de Montreal in Montreal, Quebec Canada beginning Sunday, July 13 thru Wednesday, July 16, 2014. This event presents a forum to expand awareness of current industry trends, promote and acknowledge innovations in design and technology, and provide opportunities for professional development – all with a focus on the economic, political and societal impacts facing the industry.  

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Networking Opportunities
  • More than 1,000 Technical and Poster Presentations
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Specialty Sessions which include invited speakers, panel discussions and round-table discussions
  • Technical and Cultural Tours
  • Professional Development Hours/Credits
  • Career Fair

 

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The sponsorship opportunities below are available during the ASABE and CSBE | SCGAB Joint Annual International Meeting. Full descriptions can be found at www.asabemeetings.org/sponsorship.html. Canadian sponsors can also get full details at www.csbe-scgab.ca or by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Monday, 16 December 2013 15:15

Welcome to new CSBE/SCGAB members!

On behalf of all CSBE/SCGAB members, the Council would like to welcome the 31 new members who joined the Society since September 2013!

Adam A. Vogt University of Guelph
Animesh Dutta University of Guelph
Antonio Camacho McGill University
Arielle S. Miller McGill University
Arlene Christina Gandham Devasikamani University of Manitoba
Cindy Barrera Ohio State University
Diane Bischof McGill University
Emmanuel Salifu University of Agricultural
Eric A. Birkenhauer University of Guelph
Eveline E.L. Lemire Université Laval
Francis St-Aubin
Francois Turcotte Université Laval
Jean Robert Caron Universityersite de Montreal
Jeremie Messerli McGill University
Joe Parisien Rem Enterprises
John L. Phillips CIFA USA/Zoomlion America
Julie Jarjour McGill University
Jun Sian Lee University of British Columbia
Katrina Cornish Ohio State University
Marianne Crepeau Université Laval
Maya Ramadan McGill University
Michelle Choi McGill University
Nada Khan McGill University
Nathalie Arnaud McGill University
Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet McGill University
Peiying Ruan
Rekha Priyadarshini Albert Dhayakaran
Rishika Saini McGill University
Sahar Hemmati University of Guelph
Sai Kranthi Kumar Vanga
Simon Archambault Université Laval

Dear CSBE/SCGAB members:

As you know, we will have a joint Annual Meeting with ASABE next year in Montreal. At the meeting, we will have a joint Awards Ceremony, wherein the CSBE/SCGAB Major Awards will be presented and new CSBE/SCGAB Fellows will be recognized together with ASABE awardees. To achieve this, we need to accelerate our timeline for nominations for CSBE/SCGAB Awards and Fellows and the subsequent selection of awardees.

With this revised timeline, the nominations have to be completed by October 31, 2013. Therefore, I encourage all members to send their nominations for CSBE/SCGAB Awards and Fellows to John Feddes, our Society Secretary/Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or to the corresponding Chair of the Awards and Fellows Committees, on or before the October 31 deadline. A brief description of the awards, past recipients, and the instructions for nomination are in the attached documents. More details can be found on our website http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/csbe/awards.

Let us make this a success and nominate worthy CSBE/SCGAB colleagues for these awards.

Best regards,

Bernardo Predicala
President, CSBE

Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:47

Meet the Council new members for 2013-2014!

Following the July's annual meeting in Saskatoon, the Board composition has changed. Here are the new officers for the positions of President, Past-President, President-Elect, Society Manager, VP Membership, VP Regional, VP Technical, BC Regional Director, Alberta Regional Director and Québec Regional Director. Welcome! 

A full list of Council members is available in the Contact section.

bernardo-predicalaBernardo Predicala

President
Prairie Swine Center Inc., 2105-8th St. East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H5N9
Tel: 306 667-7444; Fax: 306 955-2510
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

qiang-zhangQiang (Chong) Zhang

Past-President
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5V6
Tel: 204 474-9819; Fax: 204 474-7512
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grant ClarkGrant Clark

President-Elect
Bioresource Eng’g, McGill U, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
Tel: 514 398-7784; Fax: 514 398-8387
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

john-feddes

John Feddes

Society Manager
Manager, Can. Soc. for BioEngineering
Department of Biosystems Engineering
E2-376 EITC Bldg, 75A Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6
Tel: 1 (780) 487-2648
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

harry-huffmanHarry Huffman

Vice-President (Membership)
86 Southfield Cres, London, ON, N6K 2B7
Tel: 519-474-4958
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SureshNeethiSuresh Neethirajan

Vice-President (Technical)
School of Engineering,University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext 53922; Fax: (519) 836-0227
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fahimeh YazdanpanahFahimeh Yazdanpanah

Vice-President (Regional)
Tel: 778 990-2656
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ehsan oveisiEhsan Oveisi

British Columbia regional director
2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 , Canada
Tel: 604-512-6497
Fax: 604-648-9849
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ike-edeoguIkechukwu Edeogu

Alberta regional director
Technology Development Engineer
3rd floor, JG O'Donoghue building, 7000-113 street, Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 5T6
Phone: 780-415-2359
Fax: 780-422-9745
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ben-hawkinsBen Hawkins

Ontario regional director
Manager (A) Innovation, Engineering and Program Delivery Unit, Eastern Region
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Rd., Guelph, Ont. N1G 4Y2
Tel: 519-826-3560
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

matthieu-girardMatthieu Girard

Québec regional director

IRDA
2700 rue Einstein, Quebec City, QC  G1P 3W8
Tel: 418 643-2380 # 670
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:35

Welcome to new CSBE/SCGAB members!

On behalf of all CSBE/SCGAB members, the Council would like to welcome the 76 new members who joined the Society in 2013!

John Phillips, CIFA USA/Zoomlion America
Marie-Jose Dumont, McGill University
Jim Lim, University of British Columbia
Mohammed Bakari, McGill University

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.

Regards,

John Feddes
CSBE-SCGAB Society Manager

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:37

Nomination for CSBE/SCGAB Council

It is time to start thinking about nominations for next year’s changes in Council. Nominations must be received by the Society Manager, Ali Madani (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than MAY 3, 2013.

The positions that will be open are:

REGIONAL DIRECTORS for ALBERTA and BRITISH COLUMBIA.

The Chair of the Nominating Committee is our Past-President, Ron MacDonald. You may want to make nomination suggestions directly to him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:01

Call for Nominations: CSBE/SCGAB Awards 2013

AwardIt is important to recognise outstanding contributions and achievements of our professional colleagues. The CSBE/SCGAB annual award program is an excellent way to do so. Consider some of the professional accomplishments and engineering achievements in agriculture carried out in recent years by many members of our Society. Take time to read the list of awards available on the Society’s web site (http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/csbe/awards/awards-available). Briefly the 7 awards all suppose a significant contribution to the profession:

  1. Maple Leaf (leader in the profession, member for at least 10 years);
  2. Young Engineer of the Year (outstanding member less than 40 years old);
  3. Industrial (industry responsible of a distinguished product or service in engineering);
  4. Jim Beamish (domain of soil and water, or environmental sciences);
  5. Glenn Downing (domain of machinery systems, or bio energy systems);
  6. John Turnbull (domain of building systems, or waste management);
  7. John Clark (domain of food engineering, or related industry).

Talk to colleagues and take time to prepare a nomination for a worthy candidate. Note that awards will be presented at our Annual Conference, July 7-10, 2013, Saskatoon (SK). Address any question, comment or completed nomination to the Chair (see below).

Completed nominations should be received by the Chair by January 27, 2013.

Dr. Daniel I. Massé
Chair (Président) CSBE/SCGAB Awards Committee – 2012
Centre de Recherche sur le Bovin Laitier et le Porc / Dairy and
Swine Research and Development Centre
Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
2000 rue Collège, Sherbrooke
Québec, Canada, J1M 0C8
Tel: 819-780-7128
Fax:819-564-5507
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Appel pour les nominations: Reconnaissances 2013 de la CSBE/SCGAB

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