Perspectives Newsletter Winter 2018
Vol. 40, no. 2 / Posted on March 23, 2018

Improving your technical society

I am pleased to report that Council has dedicated some of its meeting time to discuss new initiatives that are intended to improve the value of this technical society. Some of these initiatives are relatively straight-forward, and therefore, easy to implement. For example, Council approved a renewal of the CSBE/SCGAB website at our December meeting and the target for unveiling the new website is the end of March.

guelph 2018

Greening the Globe: Sustainability through Innovation

On behalf of the local arrangement committee of the 2018 Canadian Society for Bioengineering Conference and Annual General Meeting, you are cordially invited to attend this event in Guelph, Ontario from July 22-25. The four day conference will include technical presentations, poster presentations, plenary sessions, and technical tours. The conference will provide an opportunity to share research ideas, experiences and insights with an intention to transform them into innovative, sustainable and resilient solutions.

Ramesh P. Rudra, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee



Dates and Deadline:

Abstract Due Date: April 15 May 10, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Notice of Acceptance: April 30 May 25, 2018
Paper Submission: July 13, 2018
Online Registration Opens: May 1, 2018
Early Bird Registration Ends: June 15, 2018
Online Registration Closes: July 13, 2018
Deadline for Hotel Reservation: TBA
Conference Dates: July 22-25, 2018

Authors are kindly requested to submit a well written, clear and informative abstract of approximately 250 words in English or French describing their work, objectives and factual results. The authors should also indicate their preference for an oral (15 min: 12 min presentation and 3 min questions) or poster presentation. The scientific committee will take all measures to satisfy each author’s first choice. Authors will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance after April 30 May 25, 2018.

Authors are requested to submit abstracts in any of the following areas:

Food and Bioprocessing;

  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Product and Process Development
  • Food Packaging
  • Food for Health and Food Security

Bioenergy and Environment

  • Clean and Green energy
  • Green House Gas Emission – Reduction
  • Climate Change Adaptation

Water and Soil Management

  • Water and Soil Quality – Ground Water, Tile Water and Surface Water
  • Waste Water Treatment and Reuse
  • Solid Waste Management

Agriculture Engineering

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Ergonomics

Knowledge Translation and Transfer

  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Policy development

Authors are also encouraged to submit an abstract in any emerging area in Bioengineering.


The REGAAUL (Student Association in Agri-food Engineering of Université Laval) organized last Friday March 16th, the second edition of a professional gathering where graduated fellows from food engineering and agri-environmental engineering programs came to present to the students about their professional careers. Sponsored by CSBE among other organizations, this gathering was very successful and allowed students from the first year to interact with graduates in the area to seek for possible opportunities and to know more about the CSBE association. Student not only had the chance to network with graduates but also with students from different class years. Thus, discussion about possible internships, or summer jobs, career experiences or curricula questions. Knowing that networking is important in preparing a successful future career, this event was a golden occasion for future agri-food engineers of Université Laval. Thanks CSBE for the sponsorship!

5 à 7 professionnel organisé par les étudiants en Génie Agroalimentaire de l’Université Laval, deuxième édition

La REGAAUL (Regroupement des étudiants en génie agroalimentaire de l’Université Laval) a organisé le 16 mars passé, la deuxième édition du 5 à 7 professionnel où des anciens finissants des programmes de génie alimentaire et de génie agroenvironnemental ont présentés leurs expériences professionnelles aux élèves. Commandité parmi d’autres organisations par la CSBE, cet évènement été un franc succès qui a permis à plusieurs étudiants de première année de se familiariser avec les débouchés possibles dans leur champ d'étude ainsi que de connaître d’avantage la CSBE. Les étudiants ont non seulement eu la chance de rencontrer des diplômés, mais aussi de discuter avec d'autres étudiants d'années supérieures. Ceci leur a permis également de discuter des opportunités de stages, d'expériences d'emploi et du cheminement du programme. Sachant que le réseautage est un des aspects importants pour le développement d’une carrière, cette soirée a été une occasion en or pour les étudiants en génie agroalimentaire. Merci à la CSBE pour la commandite!


Mme Frédérique Dubé, une des organisatrice
Ms Frédérique Dubé, one of the organizers


Vue d'ensemble de l'évènement
Social gathering at Université Laval