CSBE-SCGAB

CSBE/SCGAB Awards and Fellows

Maple Leaf Award

This award is given to honour members of the CSBE/SCGAB who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society in recognition of leadership in the profession. The award is given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities. The award recipient is selected from nominations from five members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee. The recipient must have been a member of the Society for at least ten years.

Ce prix est remis à un membre qui s'est distingué par ses qualités de chef au sein de la profession. C'est le prix le plus prestigieux de la SCGAB/CSBE et il est remis en reconnaissance de leadership pour l'avancement de la profession. Il souligne des qualités personnelles, des activités au sein de la SCGAB/CSBE, une contribution remarquable et des compétences professionnelles. Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par cinq membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions. Le récipiendaire est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins dix ans.

Nomination Form

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Young Engineer of the Year Award

This award is given to recognize the outstanding work of a young engineer of the Society and to encourage outstanding work by young members of the Society. A recipient must be under 40 years of age as of January 1 in the year that the award is made. This award is given for outstanding contributions to Canadian agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering Prior to 1993 this award was known as "The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". From 1993 to 1996 this award was known as the "Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". The award recipient is selected from nominations by three members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee.

Ce prix est décerné pour faire connaître et encourager le travail exceptionnel de jeunes membres de la SCGAB/CSAE. Il est réservé aux membres de moins de 40 ans. Le prix souligne une contribution exceptionnelle en génie rural, alimentaire ou biologique par la conception, le développement, la vulgarisation, la gestion, la recherche ou l'enseignement. Avant 1993, ce prix était connu comme «The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». De 1993 à 1996, ce prix était connu comme «Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions et est membre de la SCGAB/CSAE depuis au moins trois ans.

Nomination Form 

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John Turnbull Award

This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work inbuilding systems, or waste management in industry, teaching, research, or extension. Prior to 1993, this award was known as the CSAE/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSAE-CSSBI) Award. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine de la construction agricole ou de la gestion des déchets par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Anciennement connu sous le nom «SCGR/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute Award» le récipiendaire du prix John-Turnbull est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Glenn Downing Award

This award is presented annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of machinery systems, or bioenergy systems. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB. and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du machinisme agricole ou en bioénergie par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix Glenn-Downing est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Jim Beamish Award

This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of soil and water, or environmental sciences. The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years. The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of Jim Beamish, the first president of CSBE/SCGAB and a long-time worker in soil and water, and water management.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du sol et eau, ou en sciences environnementales par l'enseignment, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Ce prix est commandité par le Comité des anciens du Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). Le récipiendaire du prix Jim-Beamish est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois members et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans. Ce prix, établie en 1989, honore la mémoire du premier président de la SCGAB/CSBE, Monsieur Jim Beamish qui oeuvra longtemps au développement de la gestion de l'eau et des sols agricoles.

Nomination Form

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John Clark Award

This award, in memory of John Clark, is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in one or more of the fields of food engineering, or related industry. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at five years.

Ce prix, désigné à la mémoire de Monsieur John Clark, est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du génie alimentaire ou dans une industrie connexe par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix John-Clark est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Industrial Award

This award, first presented in 1999, is to recognize and honour industries that have produced a distinguished product or service requiring engineering skill, which has contributed significantly to the fields of agriculture, food processing, or other biological industry. The basis for selection of the award may include, but not be limited to, the ingenuity, significance, and entrepreneurship involved and the contribution to society and to the profession. The Awards Committee from nominations by three CSBE/SCGAB members shall select the recipient of the award. The award, consisting of a plaque, will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference

Ce prix fut présenté pour la première fois en 1999 afin de souligner particulièrement les industries qui se sont distinguées en matière de service et d'innovation dans les domaines du génie agroalimentaire et biologique. Les critères de sélection du récipiendaire peuvent s'échelonner de l'ingéniosité des produits fabriqués, à l'impact des solutions apportées, ou encore à la contribution à l'amélioration de la qualité de vie de la société en général et de la renommée de la profession. Le lauréat aura été choisi par trois membres en règle de CSBE/SCGAB oeuvrant sous la tutelle du Comité des prix; on lui remettra une plaque commémorative lors du banquet de fermeture du congrès annuel.

Nomination Form

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Fellow Awards

Awards and Fellow status are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:

  • Design and development based on originality, practicality, and applicability; the awardee must have made the major contribution to the concepts, design or development recognized.
  • Extension and management based on a record of high quality work in agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering extension such as leading in extension education through groups or T.V., or by assisting farmers in innovation of new farmstead systems or components. Alternatively, the awardee may be recognized for outstanding managerial work in the food processing industry, building firms, machinery firms, irrigation firms or land drainage.
  • Teaching and/or research based on a record of good teaching involving innovation in teaching or course development, and professional and enthusiastic leadership to students. Alternatively, the Awardee may be recognized for research abilities and achievements through the development of new theoretical concepts, or the design and execution of good experiments to prove conclusively the answer to some questions of value to agricultural, food and/or biological engineering.

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Student Awards

The CsBE/SCGAB recognizes student academic excellence and competition. More information about Student Awards are available here: http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/members/students/awards-competitions-and-scholarships.

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2017    Qiang Zhang
2016    Shiv Prasher
2015    Stefan Centkowski
2014    Bernard Panneton
2013    Neil McLaughlin
2012    Dr. Jim Townsend
2011    Daniel Massé
2010    Clément Vigneault
2009    Shahab Sokhansanj
2008    Ronald D. MacDonald
2007    Digvir S. Jayas
2006    John Feddes
2005    Abdel E. Ghaly
2004    R. Lal Kushwaha
2003    Philippe Savoie
2002    No award
2001    K. Christopher Watts
2000    Ernest M. Barber
1999    Lambert Otten
1998    William E. Muir
1997    G.S. Vijaya Raghavan
1996    No award
1995    Jan Jofriet
1994    E. Martin Wrubleski
1993    Ron Britton
1992    Don Norum
1991    Ed Brubaker
1990    No award
1989    Brian McQuitty
1988    No award
1987    Walter Bilanski
1986    Denis Desilets
1985    Jack Pos
1984    John Turnbull
1983    Gerry Zoerb
1982    John Ogilvie
1981    Garland Laliberte
1980    Herb Lapp
1979    Ron Robinson
1978    Robert Broughton
1977    Len Staley*

* Deceased

 

2014 Maple Leaf Award

pannetonBERNARD  PANNETON, ing. PhD, CSBE/SCGAB FELLOW is the recipient of the CSBE-SCGAB Maple Leaf Award for 2014 in recognition of  his outstanding contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems through service to CSAE/SCGR and ASBAE through Research, Extension and Teaching activities.

Bernard obtained a BSc in agricultural engineering from Laval University in 1980, an MSc in agricultural engineering from Laval University in 1982, an MSc.A. from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 1984 and a PhD from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 1988. Since 1988, he has worked as a research scientist for the Horticultural Research and Development Centre (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada) at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. His main areas of research are engineering for plant protection, applied spectroscopy, precision agriculture and data analysis. He was involved in research activities at the regional, national and international levels.

Dr Panneton was granted two patents on sprayer technology that reduced the environmentl impact. He published over 54 scientific papers including over 40 as first or second author. He also published 8 book chapters, was editor on 2 books on physical control methods for plant protection and has authored many research and technical reports. He presented papers at several scientific and technical meeting at the regional, national and international levels. He has been adjunct professor at Laval University in the departments of Agricultural Engineering, Plant Science and Mechanical Engineering and at Université de Sherbrooke in the MSc  program in Environmental Studies. He served on several scientific and technical committees for CSABE/SCGAB, ASABE, CIGR and for specialized scientific conferences worldwide. He was Associate Editor for the Canadian Biosystem Engineering Journal from 2002 to 2006. He chaired the NSERC Mechanical Engineering Committee - Fluid for 2 years. On a continuous basis since 1990, Dr Panneton supervised undergraduate as well as graduate students (MSc and PhD) who came to his laboratory to perform experimental work. Dr Panneton received a Superior ASAE Paper in 2001, the CSBE Glenn Downing Award in 2005 and became Fellow of the CSBE in 2010.

Dr. Panneton is well known for his integrity and scientific ability. His publications and reviews of scientific manuscripts are noted for their depth, thoroughness, and scientific rigor. He often says to students that engineering is putting science to work and that good engineering should be based on a good understanding of the best science available. This is the challenge he offered to the students who came to his laboratory for training and clearly, he always did his best and succeeded in standing up to this challenge.

As a researcher, he always took pride in performing technology transfer to the farming community. His numerous talks on spray application technology contributed to the adoption of better practices that resulted in reduced pesticide use that contributed to better environmental and human health.

2013 Maple Leaf Award

mclaughlinDr. Neil McLaughlin is receiving the 2013 CSBE Maple Leaf Award for his contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems through service to CSBE/SCGAB, ASABE, and society via extension and research activities. Dr. McLaughlin grew up on a farm in Eastern Ontario, and received his degrees from the University of Guelph, University of Saskatchewan, and Cornell University, all in agricultural engineering. He worked for two years as an agricultural engineering extension specialist with the Ontario government, and over 40 years with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) as an engineer and a research scientist in Lethbridge, AB, Swift Current, SK and Ottawa, ON. Dr. McLaughlin has served on editorial boards of six scientific journals including three terms, one as editor-in-chief, on the editorial board of Canadian Agricultural / Biosystems Engineering. He was a member and held offices in many ASABE technical committees, and regional and national advisory committees. He has held adjunct professorships at six universities in Canada and China, and served on the graduate student or thesis review committees of 14 graduate students in Canada, and six visiting Ph.D. students from universities in China. He has provided engineering input and leadership in many collaborative research projects with soils and crops scientists at government, university and industry centres in Eastern Canada and has enhanced their field experiments to yield engineering information. His research program has a strong technology transfer component with numerous presentations at farm and public events. He designed and staffed exhibits for major farm shows including Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, International Plowing Match, and Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. He has established collaborative research with China in conservation tillage, and he has provided substantial help in writing scientific manuscripts to many Ph.D. students in Canada and China. He is widely recognized among the Chinese Ph.D. students as one of the best mentors. 

2015 Maple Leaf Award

stefanDr. Stefan Cenkowski joined the University of Manitoba in 1988 after Postdoctoral training at the University of Saskatchewan and Cranfield University in England. He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM). Stefan's research expertise is in the area of bioprocess engineering involving heat and mass transfer, mathematical modelling, computer simulations, and properties of biological materials. With his students and research partners, he has published over 130 refereed articles in well-known scientific journals. Stefan's teaching interests lie in engineering properties of biological materials, rheology, food engineering, drying, processing of biological materials and understanding the impact of processing conditions on the final product. In the past, he has taught a number of courses to undergraduate and graduate students, and trained over 50 graduate students and other highly qualified personnel. He received the CSBE John Clark Award in 2005 and CSBE Fellow status in 2012 for his outstanding contributions through work in bioprocess engineering. Stefan’s personal quality includes a good sense of humor which optimistically influences others in the Department. He has a strong sense of self and confidence of his capacity, which provides a solid foundation for his success in research. He also has ability to work well with others while pursuing a common goal. He has the necessary skills in communication, prioritization, and organization. He achieved his career goals through persistence, dedication, and commitment.

Dr. Stefan Cenkowski a rejoint l'Université du Manitoba en 1988, après une formation postdoctorale à l'Université de la Saskatchewan et à l'Université de Cranfield en Angleterre. Il est un ingénieur professionnel membre de l'Association des Ingénieurs et des Géoscientistes du Manitoba (APEGM). L'expertise en recherche de Stefan est dans le domaine de l'ingénierie des bioprocédés impliquant transfert de chaleur et de masse, modélisation mathématique, des simulations informatiques et les propriétés des matériaux biologiques. En collaboration avec ses étudiants et partenaires de recherche, il a publié plus de 130 articles révisés par les pairs dans des revues scientifiques renommées. Les intérêts pédagogiques de Stefan sont les propriétés mécaniques des matériaux biologiques, la rhéologie, le génie alimentaire, le séchage, la transformation des matériaux biologiques et la compréhension de l'impact des conditions de transformation sur le produit final. Dans le passé, il a enseigné plusieurs cours de premier cycle et de cycles supérieurs, formé plus de 50 étudiants gradués et autres professionnels hautement qualifiés. La CSBE/SCGAB lui a décerné le Prix John Clark en 2005 et le rang de Fellow en 2012 pour ses contributions exceptionnelles de par son travail en génie biologique. Une qualité personnelle de Stefan appréciée de ses collègues au département est son bon sens de l'humour, ce qui influence tout le monde positivement. Il a une forte estime de luimême et cette confiance qu’il dégage lui fournit la base solide de son succès en recherche. Il a également une excellente capacité à travailler avec les autres, tout en poursuivant un objectif commun. Il a les compétences nécessaires en matière de communication, des priorités et de l'organisation. Il a atteint ses objectifs de carrière grâce à sa persévérance, son dévouement et son engagement.

2016 Maple Leaf Award

shiv prasherProfessor Shiv Om Prasher joined the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University in 1983 and he was promoted to the full Professor status in 1996. He was named James McGill Professor in 2003. In 2004, Dr. Prasher received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Dalhousie University. He was elected to the grade of Fellow by CSBE in 2007. He served CSBE as its President in 2010-11. The Society for Applied Biotechnology recognized Dr. Prasher in 2012 by awarding him with a Life Time Achievement Award. He was also made a Fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering in 2012. Dr. Prasher has supervised over 70 MSc and PhD students and published more than 300 research articles in refereed journals and proceedings. Shiv has made significant contributions in the area of soil and water quality management. His research program has addressed the crucial challenges of sustaining agricultural production while protecting the environment. He has extensively worked on the development of on-farm pollution control practices, computer modeling of subsurface-drained watersheds, precision crop management systems, pesticide fate and transport, use of artificial intelligence in soil hydrology, and the design and operation of water table management systems. Presently, his research efforts are dealing not only with the determination of the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in agricultural soils, with particular attention to veterinary antibiotics and estrogen hormones, but also with the development of on-farm best management practices, such as constructed wetlands, soil biochar amendments, use of super absorbent polymers, to minimize this pollution.

Professeur Shiv Om Prasher a joint le Département de génie des bioressources de l'Université McGill en 1983 et il a été promu au statut de professeur titulaire en 1996. Il a été nommé professeur James McGill en 2003. En 2004, le Dr Prasher a reçu un doctorat honorifique en droit de l'Université Dalhousie. Il a été élu au grade de Fellow par la CSBE-SCGAB en 2007. Il a servi CSBE-SCGAB comme président en 2010-11. La Society of Applied Biotechnology lui a décerné le Prix prestigieux du 'Life Time Achievement Award' en 2012. 2012. Il a également été élu, en 2012, au grade de Fellow par la 'Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering'. Dr. Prasher a supervisé plus de 70 étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat et publié plus de 300 articles de recherche dans des revues scientifiques à comité de lecture et dans des 'proceedings'. Shiv a fait des contributions importantes dans le domaine de la gestion des sols et de la qualité de l'eau. Son programme de recherche vise à résoudre les défis prépondérants visant à soutenir la production agricole tout en protégeant l'environnement. Il a beaucoup travaillé sur le développement des pratiques de contrôle de la pollution sur les fermes, la modélisation des bassins versants des sols drainés, les systèmes de gestion des cultures de précision, le comportement des pesticides dans le sol et l'eau, l'utilisation de l'intelligence artificielle en hydrologie, et le développement et la gestion des systèmes de contrôle de la nappe phréatique. Présentement, ses efforts de recherche sont axés non seulement sur la détermination et la mobilité des contaminants émergents (antibiotiques vétérinaires et œstrogènes) dans les sols agricoles, mais aussi avec le développement de meilleures pratiques de gestion, telles que l'aménagement de marais artificiels, les amendements de biochar au sol, l'utilisation de polymères super-absorbants, pour minimiser cette pollution.

2017 Maple Leaf Award

qiang zhang maple leafQiang Zhang has been a member of CSBE and ASABE for 29 years. He has served for CSBE in various capacities as the President and the Director of the Manitoba Region. He also served as the Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the 2005 CSBE Annual Conference. His activities within the ASABE organization include serving as a chair or a member of many committees and boards, such as Standards Council, Nomination Committee, and Environment Air Quality. Qiang was the recipient of the CSBE Fellow in 2015 and the CSBE John Turnbull Award in 2004 as well as a recipient of several ASAE Paper Awards. Qiang is registered as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba. He has served as a member in many professional committees nationally and internationally, such as the Academic Review Committee of Manitoba Engineers and Geoscientists and the International Research Center for Animal Environment and Welfare. Qiang took many administrative duties in the past, including serving as the Department Head of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba for eight years while remaining very active in teaching and research. His publications include 88 refereed articles, two book chapters, and 130 conferences papers. In his 28 years as an educator and researcher, he has transferred his vast knowledge to  many students who are now practising engineers. His research results contribute to the advancement in the areas of the grain storage structures and animal production environments. Qiang is an effective leader, an excellent teacher, a very productive researcher, and a friendly colleague to work with. He has the quality to receive the CSBE Maple Leaf Award.

Qiang Zhang est membre de la CSBE/SCGAB et l’ASABE depuis 29 ans. Il a siégé à la CSBE/SCGAB en tant que président et directeur de la région du Manitoba. Il a également été président du Comité d'arrangement local pour la Conférence annuelle de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2005. Il est aussi très actif au sein de l’ASABE où il a siégé sur différents comités et conseils, tels que le Conseil des normes, le Comité de mise en candidature et la qualité de l’air dans l’environnement. Qiang a été élu Fellow de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2015. Il a reçu le prix John Turnbull de la CSBE/SCGAB en 2004 ainsi que plusieurs prix de la ASABE pour ses articles scientifiques. Qiang est inscrit en tant qu'ingénieur professionnel auprès de ‘Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba’. Il a été membre de nombreux comités professionnels à l'échelle nationale et internationale dont le Comité d'étude académique de ‘Engineers and Geoscientists Manitoba’, et du ‘International Research Center for Animal Environment and Welfare’, un centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le bien-être des animaux. Qiang a été le directeur du département de génie des biosystèmes de l'Université du Manitoba pendant huit ans tout en restant très actif dans l'enseignement et la recherche. Il a publié plus de 88 articles scientifiques avec comité de lecture, deux chapitres de livres, et plus de 130 comptes rendus de conférences. Dans ses 28 ans de carrières en tant qu'éducateur et chercheur, il a transféré ses vastes connaissances à de nombreux étudiants qui pratiquent maintenant la profession d’ingénieur. Ses résultats de recherche ont grandement contribué à l'avancement des connaissances dans les domaines des structures de stockage du grain et sur l’environnement en production animale. Qiang est un leader efficace, un excellent enseignant, un chercheur très productif et un bon collègue de travail. Il possède toutes les qualités requises pour recevoir le prix ‘Maple Leaf’ de la CSBE/SCGAB.

2017    Marie-Josée Dumont
2016    Jan Adamowski
2015    Suresh Neethirajan
2014    René Morissette
2013    Hubert Landry
2012    Jitendra Paliwal
2011    Amit Kumar
2010    Martin Roberge
2009    Jake DeBruyn
2008    Valérie Orsat
2007    Satyanarayan Panigrah
2006    Danny Mann
2005    Carol Plouffe
2004    Stéphane Godbout
2003    Michael O. Ngadi
2002    Trever Crowe
2001    Robert Gordon
2000    Stéphane P. Lemay
1999    No award
1998    Claude Laguë
1997    No award
1996    Ronald D. MacDonald
1995    Digvir S. Jayas
1994    No Award
1993    Clair Gartley
1992    Chandra Madramootoo
1991    Yves Choinière
1990    Craig Lindwall
1989    Jeremy Leonard
1988    Sietan Chieng
1987    Dennis Hodgkinson
1986    Ernest M. Barber
1985    K.Chris Watts
1984    K. Victor Lo
1983    Ken Boyd
1982    Wm Muir
1981    Wm. Reed*
1980    Harold Jackson
1979    Erling Nyborg
1978    Marvin Klein*
1977    Wm. Carsonl

* Deceased

Composition

"There shall be an Awards Committee consisting of Chair, Past-Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and two additional members in good standing and the Awards Officer who shall be ex officio members of the committee." [By-Law 20(f)].

Duties

  • To solicit nominations for and select the recipients of the following awards.
  • To edit citations for recipients of CSBE/SCGAB awards, and make arrangements for the presentation ceremony.
  • To forward to the ASABE Office for publicity purposes immediately following the Annual Meeting, a list of awards presented, including a description of the award and a statement of each award winner's qualifications for the award and, if possible, any photographs of the presentation.
  • To coordinate with the CSBE/SCGAB Society Manager to ensure the material is used for other purposes especially the CSBE/SCGAB Newsletter.
  • To consider and propose to CSBE/SCGAB Council new awards or other methods of recognition of members.

Awards

Awards are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:

  • Design and development based on originality, practicality, and applicability; the awardee must have made the major contribution to the concepts, design or development recognized.
  • Extension and management based on a record of high quality work in agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering extension such as leading in extension education through groups or T.V., or by assisting farmers in innovation of new farmstead systems or components. Alternatively, the awardee may be recognized for outstanding managerial work in the food processing industry, building firms, machinery firms, irrigation firms or land drainage.
  • Teaching and/or research based on a record of good teaching involving innovation in teaching or course development, and professional and enthusiastic leadership to students. Alternatively, the Awardee may be recognized for research abilities and achievements through the development of new theoretical concepts, or the design and execution of good experiments to prove conclusively the answer to some questions of value to agricultural, food and/or biological engineering.

Society awards

Click on award title below for complete description and application form.

Fellow of CSBE/SCGAB

Preparing Nominations for CSBE/SCGAB Awards

Click on the chosen award above to get details on the award, previous winners and forms for submission.

Nominations for awards shall:

  • Meet all the requirements for the particular award as described above.
  • Emphasize the contributions of the individual or company being nominated.
  • Be sent to reach the Chair of the Awards committee by the published deadline date. Prior notification, to the Chair of the awards committee, of intent to submit a nomination would be appreciated. An e-mail or FAX when the nomination process is started would suffice.
  • Consist of a maximum of 6 pages (letter size) with a minimum of 10 pt typeface single-spaced.
  • Provide an additional 200-word citation suitable for publication and publicity purposes.
  • Be sent to the Awards Chair in six (6) copies.

Publicizing CSBE/SCGAB Awards

The committee will prepare a suitable one-page news release for each award recipient. Media releases should be available at the media room at the annual meeting.

It is recommended that pictures be prepared at the same time, by having the printer of the Awards Bulletin run 10 extra pages of each citation.

Three weeks prior to the annual meeting, the Society Manager will send the media releases to the various newspaper and radio/TV media identified by the awardee:

  • the newspaper(s) where the awardee resides,
  • the "home town paper" where he/she grew up, went to school, parents still farm, etc.
  • the Professional Engineering newspaper or newsletter in the awardee's provincial engineering association. (and the awardee’s association of Professional Agrologists if appropriate)
  • the alumni association of his/her alma mater university.
  • Radio and Television stations as suggested by the awardee

Committee Procedures

  • Individual members of the committee shall provide a) a ranked rating; or b) abstain from voting; or c) reject the nomination, for each candidate for an award.
  • The Chair shall tally the votes, and return the results to the members for consideration. Members of the committee may change their vote for a second or subsequent round.
  • The decisions of the committee shall be sent to the President by the deadline date.
  • The President shall inform the nominees of their award and that the Awards committee will be in contact in regard to publicity.
  • The committee shall send the suggested citation to each award winner and request any revisions he/she wishes to make.
  • The committee shall send a publicity release form to each award winner, requesting name and address details for publicizing the award and a suitable photograph for such publicity and for the awards ceremony at the Annual meeting.
  • The committee shall inform nominators of actions taken on their nomination. For unsuccessful nominations, nominators will be advised that the nomination will be kept for the subsequent year only. For nominations that were considered unsuccessfully the second time, nominators will be advised that a completely new nomination would be required at the next nomination period.

Awards Committee (2017-2019)

Region Members
Contact End of term
QC Valérie Orsat (Chair 2017-2019)
Département de génie des bioressources
Campus Macdonald de l'Université McGill
21111 Chemin Lakeshore
Ste-Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, Canada
Tel : 514-398-7775
Fax : 514-398-8387
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2019
AB Daniel Itenfisu
Alberta Ag and Forestry
2nd fl JG O'Donoghue Building7000 - 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 5T6
Tel : 780 415-1355
Fax :780 422-0474
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2018
ON Steve Clark 
Energy & Crop Engineering Specialist
OMAFRA, 59 Ministry Rd
Kemptville, Ontario   K0G 1J0
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2018
Second term
NL Mano Krishnapillai
Environmental Science
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Tel :709-637-6272
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2018
SK Lope Tabil
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA, S7N 5A9, Office: !C128 (Eng. Building)
Tel: 306-966-5317
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2019
Past-Pres. Vijaya Raghavan
Bioresource Eng’g, McGill U, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9

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2018

2014 Young Engineer of the Year

morissetteRENÉ MORISSETTE, ing. is the recipient of the CSBE/SCGAB Young Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems through service to CSBE/SCGAB, CIGR, and other professional activities related to engineering and website development. René Morissette has made outstanding contributions to CSBE/SCGAB since he took on the role of Society webmaster in 2008. He has supervised the transfer of all the society archives to a new web platform in 2010-2011, which has recently been upgraded to the most up-to-date principles of web design. He was responsible for setting up the web site of the 2010 joint and highly successful congress with the International Commission of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (CIGR) held in Quebec City in June 2010. He was co-editor of the proceedings of (746 papers in the Book of Abstracts) and coordinated registration of 750 participants and 40 guests at the congress. He continued to improve the web interface for CSBE meetings in Winnipeg in 2011, Orillia in 2012 with NABEC, and Saskatoon in 2013.

René is also an enthusiastic worker in his technical field. Since 2007, he works as a research engineer in forage and biomass with the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Québec City. He has developed a keen expertise in forage drying and biomass combustion. He helps out graduate students with their instrumentation needs in close collaboration with Université Laval. He conducted a technical exploration tour in France on bulk drying of chopped forage with solar energy. He has set up a novel hay drying system using solar and biomass energy as renewable sources. He has studied the potential of novel biomass sources for energy such as corn stover and short-rotation woody crops. He contributes regularly to the Quebec provincial scientific day on forages by extending his research results on forage drying and biomass utilization.

René is a deserving recipient of the CSBE/SCGAB Young Engineer of the Year Award as a result of his significant work for the Society as webmaster and for his novel engineering applications in the area of forage and biomass. 

Composition

"There shall be a Fellows Committee consisting of a Chair, Past-Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and two additional members in good standing, and the Past President and the Awards Officer who shall be ex officio members of the Committee. The Fellows Committee shall act as the Nominations Committee for election of members as Fellows by the Council." [By-Law 19(g)] .

Fellow Requirements

The designation "Fellow" shall have honorary status, 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 field of agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering, and shall have met all the requirements for the grade of member. A Fellow shall have been a member of the Society for ten years, and have twenty years of active practice in the profession.

Nomination as a Fellow may be made to the Fellows Committee by ten members in good standing. To be elected, a nominee must be unanimously approved by all members of the Fellows Committee.

Requirements for nominations for the grade of Fellow

The following information is required by the Fellows Committee to evaluate candidates for the grade of Fellow:

A) Submit Name & Contact Information, Nominator and  supporting statements from 10 active members of  CSBE-SCGAB

B) The nominator provides a letter of support outlining the reason the nominee deserves to be considered as Fellow

 Please include in supporting letter of the nominee when possible:

  1. Education.
  2. Professional Experience (Affiliation/Institution- Position/Contribution).
  3. Technical Society Memberships, Activities and Noteworthy Service  (Society / Activity / Noteworthy Service - Significant Contribution(s)).
  4. Professional Recognition (Honours, Awards, Prizes, Honorary Degrees, etc.).
  5. Specific Outstanding Engineering Accomplishments.

C) If the nomination is supported by the Fellows Committee, the CSBE SCGAB  President will   congratulate  the candidate

D) The nominator will prepare a 100-word citation in collaboration with the candidate and submit to the Society Manager   

Nominations for awards shall be submitted to the Chair of the Fellows Committees on or before the published deadline.

Committee members

 

Ramesh Rudra (Chair)
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
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Yves Choinière
Consultats Lemay & Choinière inc.
Tel: (450) 293-8960
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Suzelle Barrington
Consumaj inc.
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Qiang Zhang
University of Manitoba
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Rick Atkins

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 2013 Young Engineer of the Year award

landryDr. Hubert Landry has been involved in agricultural engineering since joining the undergraduate program at Université Laval in 1995. He then pursued graduate studies to obtain a Master’s degree from Université Laval and a doctorate for the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout his graduate studies, Dr. Landry has made original contributions to the field of agricultural machinery. Since joining the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in 2005, Dr. Landry has successfully expanded PAMI’s research and development activities by obtaining research funds as a principal investigator and by collaborating with other engineers and researchers from PAMI and other research institutions. Through his education and professional experiences, Dr. Landry has developed strong expertise in modeling and simulation of mechanical systems and their interactions with agricultural products. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and continues to act as a reviewer for several scientific journals. Dr. Landry is currently the Machinery Systems Engineering Section Editor for Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal. He is also a member of NSERC’s Mechanical Engineering Evaluation Group.

2015 Young Engineer of the Year award

sureshDr. Suresh Neethirajan is currently a registered Professional Engineer with the province of Ontario, and an Assistant Professor in the Biological & Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Guelph and serving as the Director of the BioNano Laboratory. He joined the University of Guelph in 2011 after working as a Research Engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of United States, and also as a Research Scientist at the National Food Research Institute of Japan. Dr. Suresh graduated from the University of Manitoba with both his PhD and master's degree in Biosystems Engineering. Recently, he was awarded the 2014 Early Researcher Award by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2015 Young Engineer Achievement Award by Engineers Canada. The BioNano Laboratory headed by Suresh is focused on investigating pathogenic biofilms using nanotechnology approaches, and developing bioinstrumentation tools for clinical animal health diagnostics, and food safety applications. Suresh is a member of Canada's National Nanotechnology Standards Committee, and the chair of ASABE’s IET-312 sub-committee of Emerging Information Systems. Suresh serves in the Executive Board of the Grand River Chapter and the Academic Requirements Committee of PEO. Suresh has been invited by the Parliament of Canada as an expert witness for enacting Bill S-11 regarding standards for nanotechnology in agriculture and food. He has published over 120 technical papers including 50 peer reviewed international high impact journal papers, 5 book chapters, 2 United States Patent, and has supervised over 20 undergraduate students, 5 MSc students and 2 PhD students.

Dr. Suresh Neethirajan est actuellement un ingénieur professionnel enregistré dans la province de l'Ontario, professeur adjoint dans le programme biologie et génie biomédical de l'Université de Guelph et directeur du Laboratoire BioNano à la même université. Il a rejoint l'Université de Guelph en 2011 après avoir travaillé comme ingénieur de recherche au Laboratoire national d'Oak Ridge aux États- Unis et comme chercheur scientifique à l'Institut national de recherche alimentaire du Japon. Dr. Suresh est diplômé de l'Université du Manitoba, à la fois pour son doctorat et sa maîtrise en génie des biosystèmes. Récemment, le Ministère de la Recherche et de l'Innovation ontarien lui a décerné le Prix du nouveau chercheur 2014 et Ingénieurs Canada le Young Engineer Achievement Award 2015. Le Laboratoire BioNano utilise la nanotechnologie pour étudier les biofilms pathogènes, pour le développement de bio-instruments utilisés pour les diagnostics en santé animale et certaines applications en sécurité alimentaire. Suresh est membre du Comité national de normalisation en nanotechnologie du Canada et est aussi le président du IET-312, sous-comité Emerging Information Systems de l’ASABE. Suresh s’implique également au sein du Conseil d'administration du chapitre Grand River et au Comité des exigences académiques du PEO (Professional Engineers Ontario). Suresh a été invité par le Parlement du Canada en tant que témoin expert pour la promulgation du projet de loi S-11 concernant les normes pour les nanotechnologies en agriculture et alimentation. Il a publié plus de 120 articles techniques, dont 50 révisés par les pairs dans des journaux internationaux d’importance, 5 chapitres de livres, 2 brevets aux États-Unis et a supervisé plus de 20 étudiants de premier cycle, 5 étudiants à la maîtrise et 2 au doctorat.

Please use the nomination form in each award description for submitting a nomination. The nominator of the candidate for the Award shall submit a nomination to the Chair of the CSBE/SCGAB Awards Committee by March 15. Any signed letters of support can be included with the nomination or emailed to the attention of Chair, Awards Committee by the March 15 due date. Prior notification, to the Chair of the committee, of intent to submit a nomination would be appreciated. An e-mail or FAX when the nomination process is started would suffice.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Attn: Awards Committee Chair
Mail: CSBE-SCGAB, Department of Biosystems Engineering, E2-376 EITC Bldg, 75A Chancellor Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V6 , Attn: Awards Committee Chair

NOTE: Those nominating a candidate will be advised only if their candidate is selected. Each nominee will be considered by the awards committee for two additional years if not selected in the year nominated.

2016 Young Engineer of the Year Award

jan adamProf. Jan Adamowski's research is at the forefront of developing innovative and useful approaches to help reduce the vulnerability, as well as enhance the resilience, adaptive capacity, and sustainability of water resources systems around the world in the face of increasing uncertainty and climate change variability. To accomplish this, he has established a unique and interdisciplinary research group at McGill University that involves research in several sub-fields within the broad areas of hydrology and water resources management that are not commonly integrated in one research program (i.e., exploring both technical/engineering and social/management issues in hydrology and water resources management). To date, Prof. Adamowski and his students have conducted research in over 30 countries. An example of Prof. Adamowski's research is his development and implementation of novel methods to identify and then meaningfully engage key stakeholders in water resources model building, planning, and management, with a focus on engaging traditionally un- derrepresented stakeholders (e.g. subsistence farmers, First Nations communities). These new approaches have been used to more meaningfully involve stakeholders in strategy and policy development processes to address challenging issues in diverse countries (e.g. drought in Ethiopia and Mexico; soil salinity in Pakistan; agricultural water pollution in Egypt; food security in Guatemala and India; and sanitation problems in Mongolia). Another example of Prof. Adamowski's research is his development and implementation of new flood and drought forecasting methods which has resulted in improvements in the flood and drought forecasting abilities of several countries (e.g., Ethiopia, Poland, Australia, and India).

Jan Adamowski - Face à l'incertitude croissante qu'apportent la variabilité du climat et des changements climatiques, les efforts de recherche du Prof. Adamowski, à la pointe du développement d'approches novatrices, contribuent à une augmentation mondiale de la sécurisation, résilience, capacité d'adaptation et durabilité des réseaux de ressources hydriques. Pour ce faire il a établi, à l'université McGill, un groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire à caractère unique, qui s'implique dans plusieurs sous-domaines de l'hydrologie et de la gestion des ressources hydriques rarement intégrées dans un seul programme de recherché, s'adressent donc à des questions à la fois techniques/d'ingénierie et sociales/liés à la gestion. Jusqu'à présent le Prof. Adamowski et ses étudiants ont effectué des recherches dans plus de 30 pays. Il a, par exemple, élaboré et mis en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes pour identifier les principaux intervenants et les pousser à s'impliquer dans la modélisation, planification et gestion des ressources hydriques, visant ainsi à impliquer des intervenants habituellement sous-représentés (c.-à-d. agriculteurs de subsistance, communautés autochtones). Ces approches novatrices ont servi à encourager une participation plus pertinente des intervenants dans le processus d'élaboration de stratégies et politiques s'adressant aux plus grand défis de divers pays (c.-à-d. sécheresse en Éthiopie et au Mexique, salinité des sols au Pakistan, pollution des cours d'eaux en milieu agricole en Égypte, sécurité alimentaire au Guatemala et en Inde, problèmes d'assainissement en Mongolie). Un autre volet de ses recherches réside dans le développement et la mise en œuvre de nouvelles méthodes de prévision des crues qui ont permis plusieurs pays (c.-à-d. Éthiopie, Pologne, Australie, Inde) d'améliorer leur capacité à prévoir les crues et sécheresses.

Young Engineer of the Year Award

marie josee dumont youngMarie-Josée Dumont is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Food Engineering (2003) and a Master degree in Chemical Engineering (2005) from l’Université Laval, and a PhD in Bioresource and Food Engineering from the University of Alberta (2010). From 2010 to 2012, she performed postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta and at Cerestech, a spinoff company of the Polytechnique de Montréal. In 2012, she joined McGill University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering. Dr. Dumont`s research focuses on the valorization of agricultural feedstocks that are considered as industrial feedstocks or agricultural wastes. More specifically, she is interested in their characterisation in order to identify the potential of these materials. Further to the characterisation, their transformation into bio-based chemicals and materials for commodity and specialized applications are targeted. These materials are to be transformed into polymers, surfactant, bio-based fuels, and platform chemicals. Moreover, she currently serves as co-director for the Integrated Food and Bioprocessing Masters (non-thesis) Program and as advisor for undergraduate students enrolled in the Bioresource Engineering program. She is also a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the Research Center for High Performance Polymer and Composite Systems. Marie-Josée Dumont  is a worthy recipient of the Young Engineer of the Year Award.

Marie-Josée Dumont est professeure adjointe au Département de génie des bioressources de l'Université McGill. Elle a obtenu un baccalauréat en génie alimentaire (2003) et une maîtrise en génie chimique (2005) de l'Université Laval. Elle a complété son doctorat en 2010 au Département de génie biologie et alimentaire de l'Université de l'Alberta (2010). De 2010 à 2012, elle a effectué des travaux de recherche postdoctorale à l'Université de l'Alberta et au Cerestech, une société dérivée (spinoff) de la Polytechnique de Montréal. En 2012, elle a obtenu un poste de professeure adjointe au Département de génie des bioressources de l'Université McGill. Les travaux de recherche du Dr Dumont portent sur la valorisation des résidus et des matières primaires agricoles. C’est en les caractérisant qu’elle cherche à développer de nouveaux débouchés pour ces biomatériaux. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement à la production de biopolymères, de biosurfactants, de biocarburants biologiques et produits chimiques plates-formes. Elle est présentement co-directrice du programme de maîtrise intégrée en génie alimentaire et des bioprocédés (sans thèse) et elle agit à titre de conseillère pour les étudiants de premier cycle inscrits au programme d'ingénierie des bioressources. Elle est membre de l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, de la CSBE/SCGAB, de l’ASABE et du Centre de recherche sur les systèmes polymères et composites à haute performance.

Awards and Fellow status are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:

  • Design and development based on originality, practicality, and applicability; the awardee must have made the major contribution to the concepts, design or development recognized.
  • Extension and management based on a record of high quality work in agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering extension such as leading in extension education through groups or T.V., or by assisting farmers in innovation of new farmstead systems or components. Alternatively, the awardee may be recognized for outstanding managerial work in the food processing industry, building firms, machinery firms, irrigation firms or land drainage.
  • Teaching and/or research based on a record of good teaching involving innovation in teaching or course development, and professional and enthusiastic leadership to students. Alternatively, the Awardee may be recognized for research abilities and achievements through the development of new theoretical concepts, or the design and execution of good experiments to prove conclusively the answer to some questions of value to agricultural, food and/or biological engineering.

Eligibility for the Award

Only CSBE/SCGAB members in good standing may nominate or co-nominate candidates for the Society's awards. The recipient shall be a member of CSBE/SCGAB except for nominees for the Industrial Award. The recipient shall have made noteworthy contributions of achievement as described above.

Click on award title below for complete description and application form.

2014 John Turnbull Award

houseHAROLD K. HOUSE, P. Eng is the recipient of the 2014 John Turnbull Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in industry, teaching, applied research and extension in the area of dairy farm building systems. Harold has worked tirelessly on various aspects of dairy farm building systems over the past 30 years. He has developed the OMAF Free Stall Housing Seminar along with the Free Stall Housing Manual. He has also developed a Tie Stall Housing Seminar, and a Calf Housing seminar, along with a Tie Stall Housing Manual and calf housing resources. He was a recipient of the T.R. Hilliard Distinguished Agricultural Extension Award for his work with Ontario dairy producers.

Harold House has spent his entire career in building systems and waste management; started his career in the agricultural private industry designing innovative livestock barn ventilation systems; has done hundreds, if not thousands of hours teaching students, farmers and industry personnel; has performed both peer-reviewed University research and applied research on farms; has worked for more than a generation as an extension agricultural engineer; and been a member of the Society for about 35 years.

Harold is respected provincially, nationally and internationally for his innovative thinking and detail-oriented work with the ever changing dairy industry. During Harold’s career, the dairy industry has consolidated tremendously and Harold has been there assisting it to keep the industry economically viable, while recognizing the social implications of changes to these traditional ‘family farm’ operations. Comfortable cow stalls, natural and fan-ventilation, very wide free-stall barns, robotic-milking, waste handling, heat stress reduction, sand bedding, fire-resistant barns, quota challenges, organic milk operations, new manure handling and storage systems, tingle voltage, anaerobic digestors, calf hutches, labour challenges, the Nutrient Management Act, the Dead Animal Disposal Act, siting of dairy barns by the Minimum Distance Separation formula, the Progressive Dairy Operators organization…Harold has been involved ‘knee-deep’ in every single issue affecting the dairy industry over the past 30 years.

Harold, the person, is extremely modest, preferring to let others take the credit, while quietly leading by example in the background. He is the most honest, fair, respectful, and unselfish man I’ve ever met. Harold is recognized among his peers as being thorough in everything he does. OMAF Agricultural Engineers know that Harold’s motto must be ‘if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well’, something good mentors can pass along to mentees. Harold truly does think outside the box, and he has a wry sense of humour honed through his work with hundreds…no thousands….of farmers across North America.’

2017    Joy Agnew
2016    Bernardo Predicala
2015    No recipient
2014    Harold House
2013    Nazim Cicek
2012    No award
2011    Ronald Fleming
2010    Stéphane Godbout
2009    Stéphane Lemay
2008    No award
2007    No award
2006    Alfred Marquis
2005    Ronald D. MacDonald
2004    Qiang Zhang
2003    Yves Choinière
2002    Robert Borg*
2001    Harry Huffman
2000    Satish C. Negi
1999    No award
1998    Franklin A. Kains
1997    Dennis G. Hodgkinson
1996    Donald A. Allen
1995    John W. Johnson
1994    Graeme A. Linkletter
1993    Larry W. Argue
1992    John W. Johnson
1991    Ernest M. Barber
1990    Suzelle Barrington
1989    Daniel Massé
1988    Denis Darby
1987    M.G. (Ron) Britton
1986    John J. Feddes
1985    Jan C. Jofriet
1984    E. Martin Wrubleski
1983    Ron Robinson
1982    Thomas A. Windt
1981    Jacques A. Choinière
1980    Keith A. Clarke
1979    Eric Moysey
1978    Hank E. Bellman*
1977    Brian McQuitty
1976    Frank H. Theakston
1975    No award
1974    Jack Pos
1973    John R. Ogilvie
1972    Ed Hudek
1971    John E. Turnbull

2013 John Turnbull Award

cicekNazim Cicek, Ph.D., P.Eng. is the recipient of the 2013 CSBE/SCGAB John Turnbull Award for his contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems in the area of waste management. Nazim’s passion for environmental stewardship is evident to all who know him. Since joining the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 2001, Nazim has helped to strengthen the credibility of the Department’s environmental specialization through his teaching, research, and service activities. Nazim teaches key environmental engineering courses such as Pollution Prevention Practices and Environmental Impact Assessment to engineers who end up working in environmental engineering positions in Manitoba and across the country. Dr. Cicek has established a well-respected research program in the area of wastewater treatment using membrane bioreactors. His passion for environmental stewardship is evidenced by the fact that he has also developed successful research programs in the areas of phosphorus recovery from livestock wastewater and bio-hydrogen production from cellulosic waste biomass fermentation. Materials that many view as waste are viewed as resources to Nazim; his current research activities promote the mining of these waste materials to generate value-added products. To date, Nazim is a co-author on 59 refereed journal publications and 65 refereed conference proceedings. His research has been cited more than 1100 times by other researchers. He has an excellent reputation as evidenced by his invitation to appear as an invited expert witness for the Government of Canada Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources to speak on the topic of biomass energy in 2011.

2016 John Turnbull Award

bernardoBernardo Predicala As Research Scientist in charge of the Engineering research program at Prairie Swine Centre, a non-profit research corporation affiliated with University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dr. Predicala is engaged in research activities to improve air quality inside hog barns to reduce odor and gaseous emissions to the environment, and to develop housing and management systems that optimize pig welfare and productivity. Bernardo joined the Prairie Swine Centre in 2004 after obtaining his Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Since then, Bernardo has secured more than $3.4 million in extramural funding for his research studies including investigation of applications of nanoparticles in swine operations, use of CFD simulation to optimize ventilation systems for sow housing, investigation of in-barn manure management practices to mitigate emissions, and developing practical methods to deal with biosecurity and diseases in pig farms. Concurrently, Bernardo is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan; in the past year, he supervised (or co-supervised with his collaborators) 2 Postdoctoral Fellows, 4 graduate students, 2 Research Assistants, and 1 Research Technician. As part of the senior management team at the Prairie Swine Centre, he is involved in strategic planning, finance and human resources management at the Centre. Bernardo is a 12-year member of CSBE/SCGAB, and has been a member of ASABE for 16 years. In 2013-2014, Bernardo served as President of CSBE/SCGAB and as a member of the ASABE Board of Trustees. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor with ASABE Journals Publications.

Dr. Predicala est un chercheur scientifique en charge du programme de recherche en génie au Prairie Swine Centre, une société de recherche sans but lucratif affilié à l'Université de la Saskatchewan à Saskatoon (SK). Ses activités portent sur l'améliorer de la qualité de l'air dans les porcheries, sur la réduction des odeurs et des émissions de gaz, sur le développement de systèmes de gestion et de logement des bêtes, et sur l'optimisation du bien-être des bêtes et de la productivité porcine. Bernardo s'est joint au centre de recherche le Prairie Swine Centre en 2004 après avoir obtenu son doctorat de l'université de l'État du Kansa (USA). Depuis, Bernardo a obtenu plus de 3,4 millions $ en financement extra-muros pour ses travaux sur l'utilisation des nanoparticules dans les exploitations d'élevage porcin, sur l'utilisation de la simulation CFD pour optimiser les systèmes de ventilation dans les logements des truies, sur l'amélioration des pratiques de gestion des fumiers dans les porcheries, sur le développement de nouvelles méthodes portant sur la biosécurité et les maladies dans les élevages de porcs. Bernardo est aussi professeur adjoint au Département de génie chimique et biologique de l'Université de la Saskatchewan où il enseigne et supervise (ou cosupervise) les travaux de recherche de 2 postdoctoraux, 4 étudiants de deuxième/ troisième cycle, 2 assistants de recherche et 1 technicien de recherche. A titre de membre de l'équipe de haute direction, il est impliqué dans la planification stratégique, les finances et la gestion des ressources humaines du Prairie Swine Centre. Bernardo est membre de la CSBE / CSBE depuid 12 ans et de l'ASABE depuis 16 ans. En 2013-2014, Bernardo a été président de la CSBE / CSBE et il était membre du conseil d'administration de l'ASABE. À l'heure actuelle, il le rédacteur adjoint de l'ASABE Journals Publications.

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