The designation "Grade of 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.
Awards and Fellow status are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:
CSBE/SCGAB FELLOW RICHARD (RICK) P. ATKINS, M.Sc. P Eng, Branch Head, Technology and Innovation Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, is being honored for his leadership, management and contributions to the bioengineering profession through a career in extension, programming, research and development in direct support of sustainable and competitive agriculture.
Being born and raised on a mixed farm in Alberta, Rick has a strong, practical connection to the agricultural industry. As a leader, manager, professional engineer, mentor and educator he has dedicated his career to making significant difference in the industry. His technical expertise has evolved from power and machinery to livestock engineering, farm water, irrigation, on-farm processing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental engineering.
Rick’s ability to adapt to emerging agricultural issues and focus efforts on industry needs has been a key area of success. The on-going development and empowerment of his staff has served his work units well in their ability to adapt and survive the cyclical nature of government programming and budgeting.
A key principle of his leadership has been the importance of extension and follow-through to the end user. This has ensured the relevance of accomplished work and the adoption of new technologies and practices in keeping the industry competitive. Building strong relationships is a key success factor towards achieving outcomes and leveraging resources (expertise, funding and infrastructure). His systems approach to solving problems has led to partnerships with universities, colleges, applied research organizations, industry associations, producer groups, municipalities, federal agencies, and other ministries. As a result of these experiences and his approach, Rick has had successful impact on policy development, development of government strategies and program implementation.
Rick has been a member of CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE for 37 years and has been a participant in many of the CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE meetings and conferences, and ASABE regional meetings. Rick has also served two terms as Alberta Regional Director for CSBE/SCGAB. Previous awards include PNW Region ASABE Engineer of the Year, the CSBE/SCGAB Glen Downing Award and internal ministry recognition awards for his management and leadership abilities. In addition he has been a member of APEGA for 35 years and continues to employ and mentor young engineers in the area of bioengineering.
The CSBE/SCGAB Grade of Fellow is awarded to Rick for his leadership, management and contributions to the bioengineering profession through a career in extension, programming, research and development in direct support of a sustainable and competitive agricultural industry.
2013 Fellow Award
Professor Clement Sankat is nominated for his contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems over 37 years as a member of CSBE/SCGAB and 33 years ASABE through Teaching, Research, Development and Public service specifically in the area of Post-harvest Technology, Processing of Tropical Crops and Food Engineering and Managing Innovations, service to engineering profession in Caribbean nations and leadership role in various committees and organizations, particularly at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad.
Professor Sankat has contributed significantly to the field of agricultural engineering. He grew up in Guyana SA. and with a combination of a strong farm and agronomic background, coupled with the formal training in engineering at the UWI in Trinidad and at the University of Guelph in Canada provided the basis for a very productive career in machinery design, post-harvesting and processing technology of tropical agricultural products worldwide. The technology developed for Nutmeg and Coconut processing, Crop Drying and Storage, Solar and Mixed Mode Drying, Osmotic Dehydration, Refrigerated and Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, Storage of Root Crops, Salting and Drying of Fish, the processing and use of sugarcane bagasse and corn stover in ruminant feeding have been published with many commercialized and are finding their way into Government/Public policy formulation.
Mr. Doug Small P.Eng., P.Ag. is the Vice-President and a Senior Design Engineer for DGH Engineering.
Mr. Small is recognized for over forty years of leadership in providing engineering services to commercial agriculture. Early in his career in the Extension Service with Manitoba Agriculture, he helped a then fledgling potato industry develop into a large and vibrant sector of the farm economy in Manitoba. He pioneered the development of potato storage systems and assisted with the development and evolution of planting and harvesting systems for a wide variety of specialty field crops.
In more recent years, Mr. Small has provided leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines and regulations that have successfully integrated intensive animal production systems into the crop production and nutrient management environment. Most recently he has had an active role in shaping the Manitoba Farm Building Code, insuring that producers interests are considered.
2018 Dennis Hodgkinson
2018 Sylvio Tessier
2018 Stéphane Godbout
2017 Valérie Orsat
2017 Srti Ranjan
2017 Ying Chen
2016 Micheal Ngadi
2016 Ronald MacDonald
2015 Yves Choinière
2015 Qiang Zhang
2014 Rick Atkins
2013 Doug D. Small
2013 Clement K. Sankat
2012 Stefan Cenkowski
2011 No award
2010 Gauri Mittal, Bernard Panneton
2009 No award
2008 Robert Kok Robert Kok Ali Madani Hosahalli Ramaswamy
2007 Suzelle F. Barrington Daniel I. Massé Neil B. McLaughlin William E. Muir Shiv Om Prasher James S. Townsend Philippe Savoie
2006 David R. Hundeby
2005 Digvir S. Jayas Chandra A. Madramootoo Ramesh P. Rudra
2004 Abdel Ghaly Pierre J. Jutras Egon Rapp Clément Vigneault
2003 Wayne E. Coates Shahab Sokanhsanj
2002 Ernest M. Barber J. Brian McQuitty
2001 John J. Feddes Jerry Leonard K.Victor Lo Aly Shady
2000 John K. Higgins Edward McKyes Gerald Misener Lambert Otten G.S.Vijaya Raghavan
1999 Radhey Lal Kushwaha Eric R. Norris Angèle St. Yves K. Chris Watts
1998 Donald A. Allen Paul J. Barlott M.G. (Ron) Britton Dennis Darby Graeme. Linkletter Donald I. Norum E. Martin Wrubleski
1997 No awards
1996 No awards
1995 Norman A. Bird
1994 Denis Désilets
1993 No awards
1992 Jan C. Jofriet
1991 No awards
1990 Haines E. Bellman*
1989 Walter K. Bilanski Mottie Feldman
1988 John E. Turnbull
1987 Len M. Staley*
1986 No awards
1985 David C. Milligan
1984 Garland A. Laliberte Eric B. Moysey
1983 Earl D. Gilchrist Jacob Pos
1982 J. Edward Brubaker* Kenneth W.Domier
1981 Robert S. Broughton Fenton V. McHardy John R .Ogilvie Gerald C.Zoerb
1980 No awards
1979 Edward P. Hudek Oliver L. Symes*
1978 Herbert M. Lapp Barney T. Stephanson*
1977 Frank H. Theakston
1976 Hugh D. Ayers J. Arnold Roberts*
1975 D. Tracy Anderson*
1974 Ray P. Frey* J. K. MacKenzie* Glen L.Shanks* W. C. Wilcox*
1973 Jim Beamish* Glenn C.E. Downing*