CSBE members from Manitoba have been very active this year, starting with attending the CSBE annual conference in Charlottetown, PEI, July 24 – 27, 2022. There were over 20 attendees from University of Manitoba (UofM) at the conference. At the conference, the attendees and UofM alumni got together to catch up about their career plans and paths. Although that was a short gathering, everyone had good time, as shown by the smile of people in the group photo below.
During the CSBE conference, several students participated in the conference poster and presentation competitions. Those students were financially supported by the Endowment Fund of Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences, and Travel award of Faculty of Graduate Study, UofM. Some attendees enjoyed the post-conference tour where students were exposed with various agricultural and food industries and large agricultural machines, such as the potato harvester shown below.
The fall semester has started, students came back to school for in-person classes and research activities. A welcome and information session for graduate students was organized at UofM on Sept. 6, 2022. The event was jointly organised by the Department of Biosystems Engineering and the Manitoba CSBE Chapter. The objectives were to introduce our society and recruit student members for the society. In the future, the Manitoba CSBE Chapter will continue to participate in the department activities, such as the monthly research innovation event, aiming to connect researchers with graduate students.
Fuji Jian, CSBE Manitoba Reginal Director