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    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar


    Future of Plant Proteins: Utilization in Food and Beyond

    Canada is well known as a global leader for its high quality commodity-based exports from cereals, oilseeds and pulses. However, as plant protein ingredients gain considerable interest by the food industry, a shift towards investing in secondary processing technologies to capitalize on their high value protein fractions is under way, as consumers demand for healthier, lower cost alternatives to animal-derived or soy-based ingredients.

    In order to meet the market demand, innovations in feedstocks, fractionation and pre-and post-processing is needed to address some of the challenges associated with their nutrition value, functionality and flavor.

    This webinar will discuss some emerging opportunities within the plant protein ingredient industry.


    • Protein markets/trends
    • Plant protein sources
    • Opportunities in feedstock innovations, fractionation, and pre- and post-processing
    • Tailoring protein functionality
    • Protein applications
    • Summary


    Dr. Michael Nickerson

    Professor and Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan

    This webinar is presented free to registered CIFST members.

    Non-members: $50

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Manitoba, Agriculture Building - 66 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB

    STudent Career Night

    Guest speakers Dagmara Head of The Manitoba Food Development Centre and Aaron Cassels of Hemp Oil Canada will present their perspectives of the food industry, how they got into the field, and tips they learned along the way.

    The evening program will also include a few rounds of Speed Resume where students will have a chance to present their resumes and career goals one-on-one with a panel of food professionals working at various capacities in food industry, academia and government. Pizza dinner will be provided.



    January 30, 2019


    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


    FREE for CIFST members in good standing

    $5 for non-members


    University of Manitoba, Agricultural Building

    Carolyn Sifton Lecture Theatre, 130 Agriculture

    66 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg MB


    Space is limited so please register early by filling in your information at one of the links below!



    Hurry - the deadline to register is January 18, 2019!

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Manitoba Agriculture & Animal Industry Building - 545 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB
    • 19

    VDS Laboratory Tour

    Join the CIFST Manitoba Section for a tour of the Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) Laboratory, the only lab in the province that conducts diagnostic testing for companion animals and for the agri-food industry.

    Testing includes herd and flock disease surveillance, export testing and passive surveillance for new and emerging diseases of food-producing, companion, zoo and wild animals.

    This tour will provide insights about how the Province of Manitoba handles the health of animals which is important for programs in animal health, animal welfare investigations and food safety surveillance.

    For more information on the Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory, please visit them on the web by clicking the following button:




    February 12, 2019


    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    FREE for CIFST members in good standing

    $10 for non-members


    Manitoba Agriculture & Animal Industry Building

    545 University Crescent, Winnipeg MB


    Space is extremely limited for this unique industry event so please register online as soon as possible! 

    Registration deadline is February 2, 2019

    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre


    Event Suppliers' Night
    Organizer BC Food Technologists
    Date Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Location Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
    4331 Dominion Street
    Burnaby BC
    Description BCFT Suppliers' Night is a much-anticipated yearly event in which industry suppliers come together with R&D technologists, food scientists, purchasers and senior management from leading food and beverage companies in BC. Organized as an expo, Suppliers' Night is perfect for networking and learning about new and existing ingredients and equipment. Affordable and casual, this event is an excellent opportunity for Food Science students looking to connect with industry professionals.
    Exhibitor Information Exhibitor registration details can be found here.
    Attendee Ticket
    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Place Forzani, 4855 Louis-B-Mayer, Laval, QC

    For further information please contact

    • 22 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 24 May 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS

    2019 Canadian Food Summit

    The Annual National Conference of CIFST

    The Canadian Food Summit is the new name for the annual National Conference of CIFST.

    With a theme of Sustainable Innovation, this year's event in Halifax, Nova Scotia will include presentations and content focused on a variety of topics including emerging ingredients, nutrition and health, food processing, consumer attitudes, global food security, food safety, sustainable food systems and food policy.

    CIFST’s 2019 Canadian Food Summit will offer opportunities to showcase research and the ideas of industry thought leaders to Canadian food scientists, food and beverage sector partners and the brightest food science students from across the country. It’s also a forum to network among peers and to develop new collaborative relationships.

    The 2019 Canadian Food Summit is taking place May 22 to 24 at the Westin Nova Scotian located in the vibrant Halifax Seaport.

    NON-MEMBER full-delegate registrations will include complimentary CIFST membership for the remainder of 2019.

    All requests for a refund of registration fees must be received by  the CIFST National Office in writing before 12 noon on Friday, May 10, 2019. Absolutely no refunds will be given after this date.


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