CSBE/SCGAB (Canadian Society for Bioengineering/La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie) is the technical Society of choice for all professionals and students with an interest in the application of scientific and engineering principles for the sustainable production of food, bioproducts, and bioenergy.
My second year as CSBE/SCGAB President is moving along just as rapidly as the first! There have been two Council meetings (September & November) at which we have continued to discuss items of routine business as well as new initiatives. I am happy to report that our 2018 AGM hosted at the University of Guelph earned a profit of approximately $9000 for our Society. Many thanks to the local members whose efforts yielded both an excellent conference and a nice profit! We are now looking ahead to the 2019 AGM which will be hosted by the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (July 14-17). The Local Organizing Committee has proposed the conference theme of “Biosystems for clean technology and low carbon economy” with abstracts requested in all areas related to biosystems engineering from micro to macro molecules and from machinery to buildings. Abstracts are due by February 28, 2019. Visit the conference website for more details.