Après des années d’efforts soutenus, l’Université a atteint la carboneutralité en réduisant massivement ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre et en les compensant à l’aide du puits de carbone de la Forêt Montmorency et d’achats de crédits de carbone. Elle devient la toute première université québécoise et la première au Canada à présenter, sans y être obligée par une loi, un bilan nul de ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre. En 2014, l’Université Laval a obtenu l’accréditation STARS qui la classait 1re au Canada et 9e au monde.
On behalf of the Local Arrangements Committee of the Canadian Society for Bioengineering 2017 Annual General Meeting and Conference, it will be our great pleasure to welcome you to Winnipeg, Manitoba next summer. Next year’s 3-day conference which will include technical presentations, poster presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and technical tours, will also host the national gathering of the CIGR Section VI Bioprocesses (Postharvest Technology and Process Engineering). The conference will provide the opportunity to share professional research, experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond, and will coincide with Winnipeg’s famous Folklorama Festival, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.
Stay tuned for more details!
Danny Mann, P.Eng., PhD
Maman, c’est finiiiiii! (it’s over), well almost… Less than a month left in my President’s mandate. But this will be the busiest month so far… For one, I’m writing to you from some very dry place in Washington State’s Palouse region, quite close to where I took my PhD studies… Small world! Just a quick one for my past undergrad and grad students, and work trainees: I’m again tinkering on yet another seeder project, and t’is the time for long days… Hands on, hands dirty, dust and grease here and there, that’s me all right. So, some habits are hard to loose… but I am more patient, that I can tell you!
Don't miss the upcoming CSBE/SCGAB AGM and Technical Conference that will be held in Halifax during July 3-6!
The conference will provide great opportunity to share professional research, experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond. The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that more than 90 oral presentations/posters will be in the final program, which is now available online. Currently over 90 conference delegates have registered for the full conference. There will also be over 30 students participating in a new “roadtrip” initiative this year which includes attending some of the social conference events.
We are excited to present our program with keynote speaker, Dr Adam Fenech, director of the Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has worked extensively in climate change and shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Our panel discussion will be on “the impact of climate change on sustainable food production: minimizing on-farm climate related risks” with panellists from Dalhousie University, University of New Brunswick and Industry. The technical tour will showcase Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus, including the Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre (BEEC), aquaculture center and extension/business incubator (Perennia) and dairy/biogas farm.
Our FREE workshop on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization” promises to be very interesting. It will be presented by Kevin Dunn, the Director of the Industry Liaison and Innovation office at Dalhousie University, and also by Paul Richards from Innovacorp, Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization. This workshop, to be held on Sunday afternoon, is free of charge and open to all – please indicate your interest in attending this workshop by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/GTfOBQUvo3Pm1El03
There will be plenty of opportunity to mingle and socialize, with the events that are organized, starting with the Sunday Opening Reception in the 8th floor Summit Suite of the World Trade Convention Center (WTCC) with beautiful harbour views. The Monday Evening Social/BBQ will be held at the Austinville Owl’s Club, located right on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, where picnic games will be organized. The Tuesday Evening Awards Banquet at the WTCC will feature entertainment by local musicians, Mike “Cam” Campbell and Gordie Roach, presenting “Fiddle n’ Drum”, a musical event featuring traditional maritime and classic popular music.
Also, we are delighted to announce that the Canadian Society for Bioengineering CSBE/SCGAB 2016 Conference will be able to offer 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. Many thanks to Elsevier for sponsoring this new feature.
Please visit our website for more information. Our early-bird deadline has now passed, but you still have up until June 24th to register for the conference and events.
The Local Organizing Committee is excited to welcome everyone to Halifax – we hope to see you soon!
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair
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This year we are very fortunate to have a full slate of candidates for the Executive Council positions that are up for renewal. Nearly all of these positions are contested, which requires that you cast your electronic ballot in this year’s election to choose that people that will represent you on the Council. For a very few there might be only a single candidate, in which case your ratifying vote is required. Active elections are exciting because they are an opportunity for us to directly influence the governance and renewal of our Society.
You will receive a voting token early next week from the Electionbuddy mailing system. Please carefully consider the candidates that are presented and vote early! The poll will close at the AGM in Halifax and the new Council will be announced at that time.
Thank you in advance for your participation in your Society’s electoral process!