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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.


- What's New -

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.