Technical program

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Keynote Speakers

Plenary session on Monday July 15, Room Lew Forum 


Dr. Digvir Jayas, NSERC Acting President, Vice President Research, University of Manitoba
"Why should Biosystems engineers develop mathematical models as management tools."

Dr. Gary Bull, Professor and head Natural Resources, Faculty of Forestry UBC
"Climate change and bioeconomy"
 cropped bull gary 2018

Plenary session on Tuesday July 16, Room Lew Forum 

Vaughan Bassett, Vice President Pinnacle Renewable Energy
"Sustainable wood pellet industry"
 Vaughan Bassett

Maria Wellisch, Senior Policy Advisor, AAFC
"AAFC Agri-Innovation programs"  

 Maria Wellisch

Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Tuesday July 16, UBC Cecil Green Park House


Dr. Scott Stanners, Director BC Bioenergy Network
"BC’s carbon economy a national pioneer "

Scott Stanners

Wednesday July 17, Room Lew Forum 


Dr. Chandra Madramootoo, Professor and Past Dean, McGill University
"Crop yields and soil organic matter changes under long-term tillage practices"

 Chandra Madramootoo

Dr. Fernando Preto,  Team Lead, CanMet Energy, Natural Resources Canada.
"Canada’s Mission Innovation" 

 fernando preto


Social Events

Welcome Reception
Sunday July 14 2019
18:00 - 21:00, Allard Hall (1822 E Mall, Vancouver, BC )

Monday July 15 2019
18:30 - 21:00, UBC Botanical Garden

Guests can enjoy exploring the gardens followed by networking and BBQ!

Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner
Tuesday July 16 2019
18:30 - 22:00, UBC Cecil Green Park House

Enjoy the award ceremony this year that takes place in Cecil Green Park House overlooking the Strait of Georgia with panoramic views of the mountains bordering Howe Sound.



Technical Tours

The technical tour is on Wednesday pm (12:30 - 17:30) and includes lunch.

Tour 1: UBC Biomass and Bioenergy Research Labs / UBC Gasification Plant