J’ai bien aimé travailler à collecter vos nouvelles et les assembler. Malheureusement je n’ai pas eu l’occasion d’assister aux assemblées annuelles comme je l’aurais souhaité. Ceci a limité mes contacts avec les membres de l’éxécutif et les membres internationaux.
Merci aux directeurs régionaux pour leur travail. Leurs contributions ont aidé à augmenter la visibilité des étudiants dans les nouvelles. A l’ère du Web 2.0, j’invite les membres à proposer des outils de communication et de réseautage complémentaires pour créer des liens entre les membres.
Bravo à Jim Townsend pour tout son travail des dernières années sur le Perspectives. Je termine maintenant un second mandat et le poste est ouvert pour le prochain VP Régional. A qui la chance?
As VP technical, I was part of the scientific committee organizing the technical program for the annual meeting of the CSBE/SCGAB in Quebec city, June 13-17, 2010. Since this is a special meeting in 2010 in conjunction with CIGR, the preparation of the technical program was undertaken by the local arrangement team lead by Dr. Philippe Savoie.
For the 2011 meeting scheduled for July 10-13, 2011 in Winnipeg, I am in discussion with the local arrangement team lead by Doug Small to coordinate the technical program to match with their particular layout of the meeting.
There are no reports from technical committees.
I participated to the 2009 annual general meeting (AGM) of the CSBE/SCGAB in Prince Edward Island and this year AGM will be held during the 17th World Congress conference of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) in Québec City from June 13th to 17th. The CSBE/SCGAB will be officially hosting this CIGR World conference.
It has been my privilege to serve the Society as its President over the past year. We have conducted the necessary business of the Society with the assistance of your council and our secretary/ manager.
Your council has held 6 business meetings commencing with an in-person inaugural meeting immediately after theAnnual General Meeting in PEI on July 15, 2009. Teleconference meetings were schedule on approximately 6 week intervals throughout the year (Oct. 19, 2009; Dec. 14, 2009; Jan. 11, 2010; March 8, 2010; May 10, 2010). The current council will hold an in-person meeting in Quebec City on June 13, 2010 and will preside over the Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2010.
The normal response of a person to a rundown house with no occupants is to tear it down. NSAC’s researchers don’t respond normally. Instead of seeing a decrepit building that used to be someone’s home, the NSAC Engineering team, lead by Dr. Kenny Corscadden, decided to
turn a house on campus into what has been dubbed, “TREEhouse”.