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AIC Welcomes Dr. Wilf Keller as VP of Outreach

For immediate release January 22, 2020, Ottawa – The Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) is delighted to announce that Dr. Wilf Keller will be joining the organization as it’s Vice President of Outreach. In this role, he will be responsible for interacting with the various stakeholders in the agri-food industry on behalf of AIC. Dr. Keller […]

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AIC Announces new Board Chair and Vice Chair

For immediate release January 16, 2020, Ottawa – The Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Reno Pontarollo was elected as the new Chair of the Agri-Food Innovation Council and that Dr. Julianne Curran, was also elected as AIC’s new Vice Chair. Dr. Pontarollo is the President and CEO of Genome Prairie.  He was born and […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – January 2020 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Call for Abstracts: Envisioning the Future of Extension A mix of presenters and participants is sought, to enable sharing of both: (1) innovative approaches in the context of the future of extension that have […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – December 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: FIT Workshop on developing testing frameworks Fund for Innovation and Transformation is hosting an online workshop on developing testing frameworks on Thursday December 5th. The workshop will be in French at 10:30 am CST […]

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AIC in the News: Canadian farmers slow to warm to AI, automation

November 8, 2019 Standing onstage in an ornate conference room at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in downtown Saskatoon, former Saskatchewan premier Dr. Grant Devine pitched the agri-food industry on a new idea: a wheat tube. More specifically, a hypothetical hyperloop Devine says could fire shipments of wheat from Moose Jaw to Langley, B.C. at hundreds of kilometres […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – November 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Imagining Rural Futures Conference June 18 to 19, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba The year 2020 is a great time to look ahead and explore what change might look like in the year 2040. Future […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – October 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: New online discussion: Mainstreaming gender for sustainable soil management -Soils are the foundation of agriculture and sustainable soil management contributes to increasing food production, enhancing the nutrient content of food, and adapting to and […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – September 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Call for expressions of interest: Case studies and prototypes for gendered design in STEAM – IDRC and Carleton University are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to examine gender-inclusive technological design […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – August 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Webinar: Women’s Organizations and Climate Finance: Engaging in Processes and Accessing Resources – To learn more about the information in this report – Women’s Organizations and Climate Finance: Engaging in Processes and Accessing Resources […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – July 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science – This call for research proposals aims to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of greater participation by women and other underrepresented […]

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