CSBE/SCGAB Membership
The CSBE/SCGAB is a member-driven, tightly-knit network for professionals interested and active in the scientific development of, and application of engineering principles to environmentally sustainable biological systems for the production of food, bio-products and bio-energy.

For Academics and Researchers


CSBE/SCGAB can help you keep in touch with the real-life issues of the private sector’s clients and the realities of their economically-driven world. Rub shoulders with public sector, government decision makers and how your education and research institutions can assist them in decision making. Present your research in front of your peers at high-quality technical meetings and professional development activities. Publish in the association journal, and network with colleagues.

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For the Private Sector


CSBE/SCGAB can help you stay on top of new developments in the academic/research and public sectors, before your competition, and help these sectors understand your clients’ real-life issues. We can help you recruit pre-professional bioengineering and bioscience students in agricultural machinery, food processing, biotech, nanotech, renewable energies, and many more disciplines. Mentor a pre-professional and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how their fresh approach can help you work smarter, stay better informed, and make new and more broadly-based connections.

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For the Public Sector

 public sector

CSBE/SCGAB can help you broaden your network base and become a bridge between the private and academic/research sectors. New partnerships will help you make more informed decisions on environmentally sustainable policies for a world with dwindling resources. You will be pleasantly surprised what you can learn from rubbing shoulders with those outside the government realm - and them with you. We can also help you recruit new students studying in a broad range of fields.

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For Students and Graduate Students


CSBE/SCGAB can help you get a solid start in the profession with scholarship opportunities, a broad network of young, and seasoned, like-minded professionals, and impressive amounts of information available through our technical library. Get in touch with your University’s CSBE/SCGAB Student Chapter for mentorship, finding jobs in the private/public sectors and academic/research sectors, and local fun activities.

Good to know….the CSBE Foundation will pay the first-year of membership for first-time Graduate Students. 

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NEW! Become an Associate Member

Our members are actively involved in developing complex and practical engineering solutions for Bio Resources and Agriculture.

We need you as our suppliers and partners to become members and assist in moving our organization forward.

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Apply or renew online


Visit ASABE website to apply or renew your membership
You will be redirected to ASABE website for enrolment.

Graduate Students? Get your first year of membership for free!

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students in Canadian universities. An application form (https://www.asabe.org/join) 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.

Apply by snail mail

You will find all PDF application form on the ASABE website at https://www.asabe.org/join. Note that these applications should not be used to pay your dues if you are currently a member.


Associate Member application and renewal

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Why should you join the Society?

To solidify your professional status

Whether you attend meetings, present technical papers or serve on a committee, you will get professional recognition that you won’t find elsewhere.

To contribute to your profession

With your participation you will influence the future of engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems. CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE represent your professional interests.

To meet with others

Membership provides networking opportunities and allows you to develop professional relationships with peers who share the same interests, or with possible employers, or employees.

To attend CPD and workshops

Attend professional development workshops to keep your skills up-to-date.

To get access to a global network

More than 2000 new technical papers, articles, standards and books are added to the information base each year.

To help young engineers

As a young engineers, you get a solid start in the engineering profession.

What is included in your membership?

Triple membership

Triple membership for one low fee. Membership in CSBE/SCGAB plus membership in the US counterpart ASABE and the world body CIGR.

Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal

Access to the technical Journal of the CSBE/SCGAB, publishes both English and French articles. It is an electronic journal with more than 40 articles per year covering a wide range of engineering subjects.

Perspectives Newsletter

Get the CSBE/SCGAB bilingual newsletter in your inbox, published quarterly, reports on people, regional events, meetings, awards and opinions.

Resource Magazine and Inside ASABE

Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, the ASABE periodic magazine, with reports on technologies affecting engineering for agricultural, food and biological production systems.

CIGR Newsletter

Electronic access to articles from around the world.

Up to date web site

An accessible web site for the latest in Society and members activities, online community (Facebook and LinkedIn), employment links, articles and contacts.

CSBE Expertise Database

Search for CSBE members who share a technical expertise you are looking for.
Visit experts.csbe-scgab.ca.

Link to your business

For members from industry, we offer to display your logo linked to your business and a page in our Technical Expertise Database.

Show your innovations

We offer to industry members the opportunity to share their innovations, awards, and recognitions with more than 600 ag and bio engineers.

Other members benefits

Technical Expertise Database

Search for members throughout the world who share a technical expertise you are looking for. Ask ASABE staff to help you finding who share your interests

Technical Committees

ASABE offers more than 180 technical committees to complement your technical interest.

Registration discount

Discounts on conference and meeting registration, workshops and publications.

Awards and scholarships

Member Roster

Annual listing of your CSBE and ASABE colleague by name, geographic area and employer as well as contacts for technical committees and local sections. Also available online.

Group Insurance Plans

For Canadian and U.S. members only.

Discounts at partners

Avis and Hertz car rental discount.

Membership Dues

For year 2023

Annual dues to be a member of CSBE/SCGAB and ASABE are levied on a calendar year basis and are in Canadian Dollars. There is $13 fee for first time members or former members who have let their membership lapse.

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students. An application form 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 manager@csbe-scgab.ca.


  • $238 for ages 34 and under
  • $303 for ages 35 to 64
  • $135 for ages 65 to 74
  • $19 for ages 75+
  • Free for members aged 65 and above when age + years of membership is equal to or above 100
  • $36 - $128 Low-income countries


  • $0 for undergraduate student (for 2022 only)
  • $57 for graduate student
  • $125 for student transfer under age 34
  • $140 for student transfer ages 35 to 64

Associate Member

  • $200