The Purpose of the Committee:

  • Participate in strategy sessions, pitch competitions, and review committees for funding and acceleration programs delivered by Bioenterprise
  • Collaborate, either directly or through Bioenterprise staff, with members of Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, partners, and other agri-tech stakeholders within the Bioenterprise network
  • Participate at global events including seminars, summits, networking events, trade missions, and/or trade shows
  • Provide or receive introductions to key stakeholders including research institutions, government bodies, service providers, and consultants
  • Facilitate networking opportunities

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Find out more about the Advisory Committee and how you can get involved by contacting us.

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Dr. Alison Duncan

Professor, Department of Human Health
University of Guelph

Dr. Rickey Yada

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia

Dr. Lord Abbey

Associate Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental
Dalhousie University


Dr. Nuwan Sella Kapu

Manager & Specialist, Green Bio Products  University of British Columbia

Dr. Tim Sharbel

Professor, Researcher Director, Plant Sciences
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Mike Lohuis

VP of Genetics, Research Innovation 

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Dr. Colin Yates

Chair, Research and Innovation
Fanshawe College

Dr. Mike Dixon

Professor, Environmental Sciences  University of Guelph

Dr. Lenore Newman

Director, Food and Agriculture Institute – University of the Fraser Valley


Dr. Tarlok Sahota

Director Agricultural Research Station  Lakehead University

Dr. Dominique Bureau

Professor, Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

Dr. Al Mussell

Research Lead
Agri-Food Economic Systems

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Dr. Yuri Montanholi

Researcher and Instructor, Agricultural Technology 
Universidad de la Republica Uruguay

Dr. Franco Berruti

Professor, Chemical Engineering  
University of Western Ontario; Founding Director – ICFAR

Dr. Marney Isaac

Professor and Researcher, Environmental Sciences 
University of Toronto


Dr. Jim Brandle

VP of Plant Performance
Canopy Growth Corporation

Dr. Paul Hoekstra

Vice President, Strategic Development
Grain Farmers of Ontario

Dr. David Bressler

Professor and Associate Dean, STEM Research, University of Alberta; Bressler Lab

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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Scientific Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University 

Kimberley Cathline

Manager, Research Program, Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre, Niagara College

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