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This Association regroups all of the undergraduate students registered in the Department of Bioresource Engineering. The executive of the Association is a group composed of creative and enthusiastic Macdonald Campus engineering students who are interested in the development and promotion of the program as well as the social well-being of its students. You too can be part of it!

Events organized by the Association include the annual Oktoberfest and Turkey Roast dinners, as well as many activities that are of interest to its members as well as other students on campus. The BEA also helps with the integration of new students as well as with the department recruitment. It is involved in insuring a great academic experience and interesting employment opportunities. Competitions attended by its members include the Engineering Games, the Quebec and Canadian Engineering Competition.

The BEA also acts as a link between the students and the engineering community at large, connecting them with other students and the professional associations. It is represented at the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ) as well as the Confederation of engineering students in Quebec (QCESO) and Canada (CFES). It also has ties with the downtown Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), as well as the engineering-related student clubs at Mac like Mutrac and the Mac Robotics Club.

The goal of the association is to unite all engineering students through a greater fellowship and a memorable student experience. The Association also aims to make the engineering students participate in activities organized by the Macdonald Campus Students’ Society. 


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Club News and Posts

St. Patty's TURKEY DINNER THURSDAY 3/13 (veg options)

Once again, the Bioresource Engineering Association presents its annual St. Patty's Turkey Roast! Everyone is welcome to our happy campus pub to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and coworkers !

Biomimicry In Engineering and Sustainability

Bioresource Engineering Association and Green Drinks present : Biomimicry in Engineering and Sustainability 

3,8 billion years of Research & Development to help us to get to sustainability
How lotus leaves inspired the design of a self cleaning outdoor coating? The Kingfisher an energy efficient train? The humpack whale a high performant wind turbine?

Come To Green-Energy Career Discussions Downtown!

Head downtown to the Green Energy-Career Panel Discussion on Wednesday February 26th between 5:30-7:30pm in FDA 5. Co-hosted by BEA (Bioresource Engineering Association), POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering) and SEAM (Sustainability in Engineering at McGill), this event will bring members of the industry to McGill to discuss their accounts of finding employment in the green energy sector.

Panelists will be asked prepared questions from the event organizer, and then the floor will be opened for students to ask their questions. FREE FOOD. 

See you all there

Great showing from Bioresource at QEC

The 2014 Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC-CIQ), themed Energies of Tomorrow, was held this weekend in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. This is the largest student engineering competition in Quebec, bringing together 13 teams from different universities in the province. The competition puts students in a position to go beyond the classroom and test themselves in real engineering situations, exhibiting their ingenuity, leadership, and communication skills.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Field Trip

An important part of the engineering student’s academic experience is to do field trips, to see how things are working, to go beyond the formulas and the models. In this line of thought, the BEA organized a visit to the Vaudreuil Dorion Waste Water Treatment Plant. Our guide showed us the different steps by which the waste water goes before being released into the Saint Lawrence River. We saw the pumps, the filtering process, the four-stage biotreatment, the densification process of the sludges and attempts made by the facility to limit odor in the surrounding areas.