CSBE/SCGAB Awards
Each year, the CSBE/SCGAB presents Awards and Fellows to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian bioengineering community.

Student Competitions and Awards

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CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Sponsored Student Activities

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Graduate Membership

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students. An application form (http://www.asabe.org/media/8701/csbe-asabe_application.pdf) should be completed by the graduate student and submitted by a faculty member attesting to first-time-ever status. The completed form can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to award prizes to students for excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 24 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honour List). The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department. The amount of the award is $300.

 

The CSBE/SCGAB Student Team Competition

powerThe Canadian Society for Bioengineering Foundation offers funding to eligible student teams that participate in a recognized bioengineering competition.  The Foundation thereby encourages students to gain team work experience and to learn by comparing their efforts and ideas with others.  Such projects also provide visibility for engineering and its role in improving agriculture, the food system and the environment.  

Funding is equivalent to $100 per student member to a maximum of $500 per team. To be eligible, the team must be formed of at least two student members and participate in a bioengineering competition open to more than one academic institution.  Team members eligible for funding must be student members of CSBE/SCGAB in good standing, i.e. annual dues are currently paid (otherwise students should provide photocopy of their application form or membership renewal).

To request funding, simply fill out the downloadable form and return to the CSBE | SCGAB Foundation, Department of Biosystems Engineering, E2-376 EITC Building, 75A Chancellor Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5V6

DOWNLOAD THE FUNDING REQUEST FORM

 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate and Graduate Student Competitions

Two undergraduate student competitions namely (1) design competition and (2) undergraduate paper competition, are organized to promote a high degree of professionalism, encourage development of professional and engineering ingenuity, provide opportunity for interaction between students and professional associates and encourage active undergraduate student participation within CSBE/SCGAB.

Two graduate student competitions (1) Masters and Doctoral thesis award competition and (2) graduate student paper competition, are organized to encourage innovation and excellence in Biosystems, Biological and Environmental Engineering and recognize our most promising graduate student members. Brief overview of these competitions is given below.

The CSBE/SCGAB Society Manager will circulate detailed and specific instructions each year for the competitions to the Education institutions across Canada who have students interested in bioengineering. Each institution will submit a recipient. Potential contestants should consult their Faculty. 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award is to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed an undergraduate level thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending  April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

How to apply: Ask your program director or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award is to recognize excellence in the development of engineering design skills in solving problems related to biological systems. Individual or team projects are eligible. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient(s) must have completed a design project at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and each member of the design team must be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100 per person on the design project ($500 maximum or divided equally if there are more than 5 team members).

Deadline: The name(s) of the award recipient(s), along with the title of the design project, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th

How to apply: Ask your program director or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc Category)

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (MSc Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Master’s thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

How to apply: Ask your program director or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD Category) 

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (PhD Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award. These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must have completed a Doctoral thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th.

How to apply: Ask your program director or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

CSBE/SCGAB Student Competition (Oral and Poster Presentation during the AGM)

The CSBE/SCGAB Local Organizing Committee for the Annual Meeting and Conference may arrange for two student competitions: “Best Oral Presentation” and “Best Poster Presentation”. Students attending conference should declare their intent to enter to the Society Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 2 weeks prior to the AGM and Conference. Please indicate your paper ID# and whether you wish to compete in the oral or poster competition. Please check with the CSBE/SCGAB Society Manager to see if the competitions will be held.

Judges, selected from CSBE/SCGAB members attending the conference, will utilize a standardized scoring sheet to provide results to the Student Competition Leader and the CSBE/SCGAB Society Manager. Cash awards and certificates will be presented.

The areas used to evaluate presentations will be as follows:

Oral presentation

  • Organization
  • Delivery
  • Use of visual aids
  • Content and responsiveness to audience

Poster presentation

  • Organization of material
  • Image content and quality
  • Written word
  • Presentation/overall content
  • Question and answer effectiveness





Department of Biosystems Eng., University of Manitoba

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Tyler Whettell, Tyler Maes, Sam Symons, Victoria Munroe, Matt Stephens, Steven Murray, Calvin Ngan, Jason Lam, Yiu Cho Cheng, Parker Williams, Kalen Kerr, David Lipinski, Ian Swintak, Chi Tu, Patricia Fabros and Xiaodong Xu for Student Team Competition, International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design (Advisor: Petkau)

Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Vanessa Krahn for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Evaluating the hy- draulic control and degradation of hydrocarbon contaminates using poplar and willows on a phytoremediation site” (Advisor: Sir Ranjan)

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Idris Adelakun for a thesis entitled “Design of a multilevel-TDR probe for measuring soil water content” (Advisor: Sir Ranjan)

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Grace Kankindi

Department of Bioresource Eng., McGill University

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Oliver Beaudin and Bryan Wattie for a project entitled “Determining bread quality using machine vision”

Undergraduate Thesis or Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Kaitlin Lloyd, Kendell McBride, Christopher McGuire, and Brenda Moore for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Improving lighting efficiency in a dairy housing facility”

Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D.) ($200)

Felix Jaria for a thesis entitled “Irrigation scheduling strategies for tomato production in southern Ontario” (Advisor: Madramootoo)

Undergraduate Team Competition Award ($500/team)

Martin Legault, Stephen McGuire, Antoine Pouliot, Trevor Stanhope, Mei Xiao, Sara Tawil, Quinn Burke Anderson, Sophie Lauzon, FredericRene-Laforest, Isabellie Cote-Laurin,Dzuy-Tam Tran for 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Shrikalaa Kannan for a thesis Entitled “ Radio-frequency heating of shell Eggs– A prelude” ( Advisor: Raghavan)

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Brenda Moore

Department of Chemical and Biological Eng., University of Saskatchewan

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Jeff Pridmore, Devin Barros, and Lane Foster for a project entitled “Design of a horizontally foldable disc mower” (Advisor: Roberge)

Undergraduate Paper Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Aubre Worobetz and Carolyn Osborne for an undergraduate paper entitled “Design of biodegradable stent for the carotid artery” (Advisors: Meda and Chen)

Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Alvin Alvarado for a thesis entitled “Control of hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and odour emissions from swine barns using zinc oxide nanoparticles” (Advisor: Predicala)

School of Engineering, University of Guelph

CSBE/SCGAB FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

Evan Wright

Undergraduate Design Project Award ($100 or $50 per student)

Alexis Wagner, Chris Geerts, and Neeti Sondi for an undergraduate thesis entitled “Industrial Kombucha Brewing Design”

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) ($200)

Matthew DiCicco for a graduate thesis entitled “Assessment of Novel Antimicrobial Therapy Aganist Methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus pseudintermedius Biofilms Using Microfluidic Platforms” (Advisor: Neethirajan)