Perspectives Newsletter Summer 2022
Vol. 46, no.2 / Posted on September 16, 2022

Charlottetown 2022 - CSBE/SCGAB AGM
Canadian Society for Bioengineering 2022
Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference
Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security through Precision Agriculture Technologies
July 24-27, 2022 in Charlottetown, PEI

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Conference Proceedings

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President Ying Chen spoke during the opening ceremony of the CSBE Conference.

The CSBE 2022 Conference met all expectations. The conference was held at Charlottetown, on the stunning Prince Edward Island, one of the most captivating locations in all of Atlantic Canada in the city of Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island. The Province House National Historic Site hosted the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, spurring Canada’s birth. PEI’s pristine waters and beaches produce some of the planet’s finest seafood such as lobster. Participants enjoyed the easy access, excellent hotel stay, and top-notch cuisine experiences around the town.

The conference attracted more than 200 attendees from across Canada as well as multiple international travelers.

 

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Participants and presenters are listening to some presentations.

Each day after breakfast, the conference began with an opening ceremony, during which keynote speakers Professors David J. Mulla and Arnold W. Schumann opened the technical sessions. The conference ended with a banquet and award ceremony after presenters, sponsors, and keynote speakers displayed their work. Students also had the chance to present their posters during the conference.

 

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Students being awarded for their success in oral and poster presentations.

A technical tour was organized for the last day for the participants in order to show them some important sites on the island and the tour stops included HJV Equipment – for the guests to see some specialized agriculture equipment; Agriculture Agri-Food Canada Research Station; Wild Blueberry Processing Facility; School of Climate and Change and Adaptation - UPEI; and lastly Greenwich Prince Edward Island National Park ~ with recreation and beach visit.

 

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Participants are investigating agricultural equipment at Canadian Centre for
Climate Change and Adaptation.

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Visit to Agriculture Agri-Food Canada Research Station.

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Visit to St. Peter’s Bay, Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation.

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Visit to Agriculture Agri-Food Canada Research Station.

Participants continued to stay in touch for weeks after the event and expressed their appreciation for such a well-run conference. We extend an invitation to all of our participants to the conferences and forthcoming activities.

Thanks to the efforts of the confrence local organizing committee: Chair and Co-Chair, Dr Aitazaz Farooque and Dr. Travis Esau, Pelin Kinay, and all organizing committee members, as well as all volunteers. Special thanks to René Morrissete, the CSBE Webmaster, for  taking care all on-line components, such as call for abstract, confrenece registration, program update, etc. Without their hard work, these aformentioned amazing activites would not be possible. Lastly, not the least, thanks are given to the following sponsors who made this conference a huge success!

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Conference Proceeding

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