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Dr. G S Vijaya Raghavan was elected as Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) Fellow in recognition of valuable contribution to the profession of Agricultural Engineering in India. The 50th Annual Convention was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (January 19-21, 2016). Congratulation Dr. Raghavan!

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 09:58

Message from President Sylvio Tessier

sylvioOK, I got it, BioE programs are not quite like old Agricultural Engineering…

In January of this year, Beijing’s mayor announced that his city was no longer “livable” on account of the air pollution levels that take a daily toll on its 21.5 million inhabitants.  Today (November 30, 2015), never mind odours or visibility, airborne particulates reached 976 µgm-3, whereas the safe level is… 25 µgm-3­

My better half and I just returned from a business trip in China’s Inner Mongolia, where I presented some tips for the design of no-till corn planters, at No-Till & Conservation Tillage Workshop hosted by a local manufacturer, and chaired by Professor Li Hongwen, director of the National Soil Conservation Centre, housed in the College of Engineering of the China Agricultural University in Beijing.   We also spent a couple days in Beijing, and we didn’t see the sun shine for very long…

You are invited to submit an abstract to the Conference for

Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable World

which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 3-6, 2016. The conference will provide the opportunity to share professional research, experience and insights with colleagues from Canada and beyond. The conference is presented by the CSBE/SCGAB and will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the CSBE/SCGAB.

Paper and poster presentations in the following general subject areas are welcome. Any topic related to bioresource and biosystems engineering solutions will be considered for presentation.

  • Water Management
  • Energy Generation and Conservation 
  • Biosolids and Nutrient Management
  • Bio-processing & Food Engineering
  • Information Technologies and Bio-instrumentation
  • Structures & Indoor Environments
  • Forest Resource Management
  • Power & Machinery
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Standards and Safety
  • Soil Interactions and Management
  • Aquaculture and Aquaponic Systems
  • Ambient Air Quality Management 

Presentations about successful or innovative teaching, policy and extension programs and initiatives are also welcome. If you have a new area you would like considered please contact our Program Chair to discuss.

Format:  Poster or oral (15 min) presentation.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts must be 250 words or less, and are due on or before March 11 March 24, 2016. Submissions must be made using the Abstract submission system on the conference website.

Student Competition: Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to enter the Student Competition. If you wish to participate in the Poster or Oral competitions, please indicate this at the beginning of abstract submission process. Note that it will be possible to change the track (edit submission) online before the abstract submission deadline. The competition will be for 1) Best Student Oral Presentation and 2) Best Student Poster Presentation, as judged by a panel. Evaluation will be based on established criteria that include both content and presentation. Awards will be given to the top two winners in each category, including a certificate and a cash award. Note that students need to be CSBE/SCGAB member to compete.

Articles (full paper): All presenters at the conference are encouraged to prepare a written article to accompany their poster or oral presentation. Full articles must be formatted using the article template available on our website (http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/halifax2016-papers/author-guidelines) and submitted through the paper submission system.

For more information about the conference, visit our website: http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/halifax2016

As you can see from the following list of awards, our Society offers awards that cover a variety of interest areas. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member for an award. Let’s make sure that these awards are presented next summer in Halifax. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2016. The Society Manager will forward the nominations to the Awards Selection Committee.

 

Maple Leaf Award
Given to honor CSBE/SCGAB members who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society. Given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities.

Young Engineer of the Year Award
Given to encourage younger members of the Society who are under 40 years of age. This award recognizes outstanding contributions through design and development, extension and management or research and teaching

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 in the animal housing field in industry, teaching, research or extension.

Industrial Award
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.

John Clark Award
This award, given in memory of John Clark, is given 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 Energy, Electric Power, Processing, or Food Engineering".

Glenn Downing Award
This award is presented to the CSBE/SCGAB member who has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research or extension in the area of Power and Machinery.

Jim Beamish Award
The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of the first President of CSBE/SCGAB and a long time worker in Soil and Water Engineering and Water Management.  This award is given to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research and extension in the area of soil and water.  The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award.

IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUE TO BE DESIGNATED AS A 2016 CSBE FELLOW. This year our Regional Directors will be nudging some of you to nominate a fellow member to receive the designation of FELLOW. Let’s make sure that a number of our members are recognized for their longstanding service in Halifax. Please refer to our Website for more details. Deadline to submit nominations to the Society Manager is Jan 30, 2016. The Society Manager will forward the nomination to the Fellows Selection Committee.

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. 

The nomination must be supported by ten members in good standing. 

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We have extra hard copies of CBE Journal

Volume 56 (2014)
Volume 57 (2015)
Volume 58 (2016)

Available at only 60 CAD each (including shipping).

Please contact John Feddes at manager@csbe-scgab.ca  to place your order.

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