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Welcome to the CMSA Website

The Canadian Meat Science Association, Canada's national meat science association, was created in 1985 and now includes representatives from all sectors of the Canadian meat industry, from academia and from government. The CMSA aims to facilitate a greater understanding of the science of meat and other edible constituents of animals of all species to address the needs of the largest food processing industry in Canada.

The CMSA strives to help its membership in professional development by providing a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new developments in meat science research, teaching and application of new technology in the meat industry.

All with an interest in the science of meat and meat products (including students and corporations) are eligible to join the CMSA.


- Reminders of Upcoming Events -

2017. June 7-9. World Pork Expo. https://www.worldpork.org/

2017. June 18-21. Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). Texas A&M University. http://www.meatscience.org/events-education/rmc

2017. June 26-27. International Conference on Food Technology and Nutritional Science. Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.gcconferences.com/food-nutrition-2017/

2017. July 8-12. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Baltimore, Maryland, USA. https://www.asas.org/meetings/annual-2017/home

2017. July 20-22. 78th American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers’ Exhibition (AAMP Annual Convention). Lexington, Kentucky. http://www.aamp.com/event-calendar/aamp-convention/

2017. August 13-18. 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST). Cork, Ireland. http://icomst2017.com/

2017. August 20-24. 12th Pangborn Sensory Science Symposium. Rhode Island, USA http://www.pangbornsymposium.com/


- What's New -

April 25, 2017
New Page - Partners: We invite you to visit with our partners throughout North America.- Partners

March 24, 2017
Updates & Announcements:

March 6, 2017
Call for Abstracts for the Annual Symposium is now available - Annual Symposium

February 25, 2017
Updates & Announcements:

  • Highlights from the February 2017 Newsletter (Now available on the Members Only page)
    • Corporate Sponsors
    • President’s Message/Message de la Présidente
    • Meeting Notices 
    • Scholarship Applications 
    • Registration Renewal for 2017 
    • Articles
      • A Snapshot of Canada’s Cattle and Hog Sectors 
      • Effect of High Pressure Processing on Quality, Sensory Acceptability and Microbial Stability of Marinated Beef Steaks and Pork Chops during Refrigerated Storage 
      • The Use of Irradiation in Combined Treatments as an Advanced Process to Improve Meat Safety and Protect the Nutritional Value 
  • More events added - Upcoming Events
  • Updated reminders of upcoming events on the Home page.
  • Added ICoMST 2017 deadline information - ICoMST
  • Updated committee members - Committees

January 16, 2017
New corporate member: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation - Corporate Members.

December 23, 2016
Announcements:

The following updates were made:

  • Articles from the February 2016 CMSA Newsletter were added to the library - 2013-2016
  • Added 2016 committee members - Committees
  • Added 2016 executive members - Executive
  • Added 2016 conference abstracts, 2016 AGM minutes and 2016 MOU with AMSA - Members Only
  • Added 2017 conference information and a link to the 2016 CMC conference presentations - Symposium.
  • Added 2016 graduate scholarship winner presentations - Graduate Recipients
  • Added reports from the 2015 & 2016 ICoMST and updated the ICoMST 2017 information - ICoMST
  • More events added - Upcoming Events
  • Updated reminders of upcoming events on the Home page.

August 24, 2016
The following updates were made:

  • 2016 scholarship winners:
    • Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship - Prisca Kone, Université Laval (Graduate Recipients)
    • CMC Associate Members Scholarship - Shahid Mahmood, University of Alberta (Graduate Recipients)
    • CMSA-CMC Volunteers ICoMST Travel Award - Maidah Khaliq, University of Alberta (Graduate Recipients)
    • Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarship - Dan McCallum, Dalhousie University & Sabrina Van Schyndel, University of Guelph (Undergraduate Recipients)
  • Added tentative symposium agenda - Symposium.
  • Added the 2016 technical symposium speakers - Speakers.
  • More events added - Upcoming Events
  • Updated reminders of upcoming events on the Home page.
  • Added 2016 membership directory - Members Only
  • Added 2016 AGM agenda package - Members Only

May 12, 2016
Articles from the March 2015 CMSA Newsletter were added to the library - 2013-2015

April 27, 2016
Three student job opportunities available at University of Manitoba. Please contact Dr. Kim Ominski for more information.

April 27, 2016
The following updates were made:

April 2, 2016
ICoMST travel award deadline extended to April 22, 2106. Forms and information available on the Eligibility/Application page

February 15, 2016
Graduate scholarship information letter and undergraduate scholarship information letter and application forms updated - Eligibility/Application

January 19, 2016
The following updates were made:

October 22, 2015
2016 graduate and undergraduate scholarship applications and information posted - Eligibility/Application

September 25, 2015
Members added to the education and symposium committees - Committees

September 14, 2015
The following updates were made:

August 26, 2015
Added logos to the Corporate Members page.

August 5, 2015
Information for Pork 101 Mississauga is now available. The event will take place from September 1-3, 2015 in Mississauga, Ontario. More information is available on the Pork 101 webpage.

August 3, 2015
The following updates were made:

  • 2015 scholarship winners:
    • Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship - Olugbenga Philip Soladoye, University of Saskatchewan (Graduate Recipients)
    • CMC Associate Members Scholarship - Cheyenne Conrad, University of Lethbridge (Graduate Recipients)
    • CMSA-CMC Volunteers ICoMST Travel Award - Shahid Mahmood, University of Alberta (Graduate Recipients)
    • Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarship - Le (Carol) Chang, University of Alberta & Alison Sullivan, University of Guelph (Undergraduate Recipients)
  • Added 2015 committee members - Committees
  • Added 2015 executive members - Executive
  • Updated 2015 corporate members - Corporate Members
  • Updated 2015 membership directory - Members Only
  • Added 2015 conference abstracts - Members Only

July 13, 2015
The following updates were made:

July 6, 2015
Corporate members were updated - Corporate Members

April 20, 2015
The following updates were made:

April 1, 2015
Articles from the October 2014 CMSA Newsletter were added to the library - 2013-2015

March 31, 2015
The following updates were made:

March 16, 2015
The following updates were made:

February 20, 2015
The following updates were made:

  • Information and Call for Abstracts for the Annual Symposium is now available - Annual Symposium
  • Articles from CMSA Newsletters from 2012-2014 were added to the library - 2010-2012, 2013-2015
  • Reports from past ICoMST were added - ICoMST

January 25, 2015
New Graduate Scholarship: CMSA-CMC Volunteers ICoMST Travel Award
The Award was established in 2014 to offer a student studying at a Canadian University financial assistance to attend the International Congress of Meat Science & Technology (ICoMST), wherever in the world it is held in a given year.

For more information, visit the scholarship program and information pages. To apply, visit the Eligibility/Application page.

January 17, 2015
The following updates were made:

  • Ad Hoc - Collaboration with AMSA & CSAS Committee members updated - Committees
  • 2015 Application Form added - Join the CMSA

December 16, 2014
Symposium committee members added - Committees

December 1, 2014
October 2014 Newsletter posted - Members Only

October 27, 2014
The following updates were made:

October 4, 2014
The following updates were made:

  • 2014-2015 Committees posted - Committees
  • You can now click the meat packages on the home page to choose your language.

September 20, 2014
The following updates were made:

June 13, 2014
The 2014 scholarship winners were announced:

  • Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarship - Brandon Guild, University of Guelph and Lauren Jans, University of Guelph
  • Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship - Amin Olaimat, University of Manitoba
  • CMC Associate Members Scholarship - Chinyere Ekine-Dzivenu, University of Alberta

More information is available on the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Recipient pages.

May 6, 2014
The following updates were made:

April 10, 2014
The following updates were made:

  • New Corporate Member: Beef Cattle Research Council - Corporate Members
  • 2014 CMSA Annual Meeting Agenda Package, Revised Constitution, and MOU with AMSA posted - Members Only

March 27, 2014
The following updates were made:

March 21, 2014
The Corporate Members page was updated.

February 11, 2014
The following updates were made:

  • Information added regarding ICoMST 2014-2020 - ICoMST 2012

February 4, 2014
The following updates were made:

October 17, 2013
The following updates were made:

September 24, 2013
The following updates were made:

August 3, 2013
The following updates were made:

July 8, 2013
The 2013 Scholarship winners were announced. See the Undergraduate and Graduate recipient pages for more information.

June 16, 2013
The 2013 membership application form was added to the Join the CMSA page

June 10, 2013
The Executive members were updated.

May 3, 2013
Contact Information updated.

April 30, 2013
The April 2013 CMSA Newsletter and the 2013 CMSA Annual Meeting Agenda Package were added to the Members Only page.

April 22, 2013
Abstract submission deadline for the CMSA Technical Symposium extended to Friday, April 26, 2013.

April 8, 2013
Information about the 59th International Conference of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) was added to the Upcoming Events. The Audit Committee was updated on the Committees page. A link to the ICoMST 2013 site was added to the ICoMST 2012 page.

March 22, 2013
Information about the 2013 Call for Abstracts was added to the Annual Symposium page.

March 22, 2013
Articles from the September 2012 and January 2013 CMSA newsletters added to the 2010-2012 and 2013-2015 pages of the Articles Library.

March 4, 2013
Information about the following upcoming events was added to the website:

  • May 29-31, 2013 2013 CMSA Technical Symposium and CMC 93rd Annual Conference. Updated on the Annual Symposium page.
  • June 16-19, 2013 2013 AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference. Updated on the Upcoming Events page.
  • June 18-20, 2013 2013 CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting. Updated on the Annual Symposium page.