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Halifax 2016 News

Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:58

Pictures of AGM 2016

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:45

Poster in My Pocket Service

posterinmypocketWe are delighted to announce that the Canadian Society for Bioengineering CSBE/SCGAB 2016 Conference offers poster presenters the option of extra exposure of their posters via the new Poster in my Pocket App! This App is available FREE from the iTunes App store and Google Play Android store. As a poster presenter you can share your research with conference attendees and the rest of the world.

Poster in my Pocket App

As a registered delegate and confirmed poster presenter, you are welcome to upload the PDF of your poster prior to the conference to the new Poster in my Pocket app. This is an extra free service to help increase the exposure of your poster to conference attendees and more.

Note: You do not need a smart phone to take part in this initiative!

What you do need:

  • 5-10 mins of your time
  • Access to email & internet
  • PDF copy of your poster

Visit here: www.posterinmypocket.com

Create an account via the Register/Login tab. Upload the PDF of your poster. You can then download the QR code and Poster in my Pocket logo and add to your poster before printing. This allows attendees to recognize your poster as a “Poster in my Pocket” poster, and download your poster to read on their smart phone. You will also have the option of whether you wish people to contact you via the app. This could lead to new collaborations and future discoveries. For more information visit: www.posterinmypocket.com

High resolution posters on your smart phone?

Don't forget to download Poster in my Pocket prior to attending the 2016 CSBE Annual General Meeting, Halifax July 3 to 6, 2016. Available for free from the App Store or Google Play.

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We have received more than 110 abstracts at this time, so thanks for your contributions!

We invite you to browse the preliminary technical program available at:

https://www.conftool.com/csbe-scgab2016/sessions.php

 

To register for the conference, select on Register as participant after login:  https://www.conftool.com/csbe-scgab2016/

To make this conference a success, we need to ensure a high level of attendance.  So please spread the word amongst your colleagues and students. You can download two posters publicizing the CSBE conference that you can print and display, or send on to your contacts. Download Poster 1Poster 2.

2016 CSBE Road Trip to Halifax and CSBE Student Council

The 2016 CSBE Road Trip was driven with the desire to unite the U of M CSBE student group with other Biosystems Engineering student groups across eastern Canada. What is include:

  • Bus travel from Winnipeg to Montreal to Quebec City to Halifax - June 30 to July 8
  • Tree planting project in New Brunswick
  • Includes entry to the CSBE Award Banquet and Social Event (BBQ)
  • Includes a technical tour

If your are interested in the 2016 CSBE Road Trip to Halifax, select the option of the same name in the Conference registration (https://www.conftool.com/csbe-scgab2016) or contact Jamie Cheung at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please confirm your interest before May 20, 2016.

We have received more than 80 abstracts at this time, so thanks for your contributions! For those who haven’t yet submitted an abstract, you have until the extended deadline of March 24 to be part of this exciting conference!  We would welcome abstracts from a wide range of areas that apply to the theme “Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable World”.  Examples are: energy generation and conservation, water management, food and biosystems, nutrient management, precision engineering, environmental measurements etc. 

Important up-coming dates: Notification of abstract acceptance is April 18.  Online registration opens March 16 and will close on June 24 – this is the last date for signing up for any conference events (e.g. BBQ, Banquet), as there will be no door sales.  Author registration and early-bird deadlines are June 3.  Student poster and oral presentation submission deadline is June 17, and the deadline for submitting full papers is also June 17.

In addition to the technical sessions, the conference program includes a keynote presentation from Dr Adam Fenech (director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island), panel discussion on “The impact of climate change on sustainable food production: minimizing on-farm climate related risks”, and workshop on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization” with presenters from the Industry Liaison and Innovation office at Dalhousie and Innovacorp.  The technical tour will include a guided tour of the Bio-Environmental Engineering Center (BEEC), Aquaculture Center, and Department of Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus in Truro as well as visiting Perennia Bioventures and Innovation Center – a business incubator for food processing, agriculture, biotechnology and aquaculture, serving as the commercialization wing for the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture.

To make this conference a success, we need to ensure a high level of attendance.  So please spread the word amongst your colleagues and students. You can download two posters publicizing the CSBE conference that you can print and display, or send on to your contacts. Download Poster 1, Poster 2.

Also, we would welcome any sponsorship for this event.  Currently we have commitments from the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia and Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd.  Please let us know if your organization could offer sponsorship.  A sponsorship form is available on our website outlining the levels of sponsorship and how to make a donation.

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Thank you and looking forward to seeing you in Halifax!

Su-Ling Brooks, PhD PEng
Associate Professor
Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia

Co-chair of Local Arrangements Committee
CSBE/SCGAB 2016

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