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AIC ends successful Spring Engagement Session

Speakers, panelists and attendees made the 2023 AIC Spring Engagement Session a resounding success.  Discussions on adoption, climate change, increased productivity and funding were held through the packed two days.   What made the event an event greater success was the great “vibe” at the event with lots of interesting discussions on the sidelines, networking […]

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Changes to the Board of Directors

The Agri-food Innovation Council would like to congratulate Cam Dahl for having been elected as Chair of the Board. Mr. Dahl replaces Dr. Julianne Curran who led the Board of Directors since January 2020. Dr. Karen Churchill was elected as Vice Chair while Dr. Rajasekaran Lada was re-elected as Secretary. Thank you to Dr. Rita […]

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Presentation on Parliament Hill

AIC’s CEO was a witness at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food today.  The presentation focused on Bill C-234, providing an exemption to certain type of farming activities from the Carbon Pollution Pricing Act (commonly called the “carbon tax”). AIC’s position is that until alternative solutions (i.e., clean energy) are readily […]

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AIC Statement on the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) commends Minister Bibeau and her provincial and territorial counterparts on successfully reaching an agreement in principle for the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. We are pleased to see the agreement in principle recognizes the central role that science, research and innovation will play in ensuring Canada’s agri-food sector is sustainable, […]

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New Officers elected by AIC

Following its Annual General Meeting, Dr. Julianne Curran (Pulse Canada) was reconfirmed as the Chair of the Board of the Agri-Food Innovation Council.  Cam Dahl (Manitoba Pork) was elected as Vice Chair while Dr. Karen Churchill (AgWest Bio) was elected as Treasurer.  Long-time individual member Dr. Raj Lada was elected as Secretary.

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AIC holds its Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for the Agri-Food Innovation Council was held virtually.  The Chair presented the renewed mission, vision, mandate and value statements for the organization.  They can be found on our website here. During the meeting, Marie-France MacKinnon (Canadian Meat Council), Sangeeta Lalli (Telus Agriculture) and Cam Dahl (Manitoba Pork) were elected to their […]

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AIC meets with Minister Bibeau

Following its Spring Engagement Session, AIC met with Minister Bibeau to discuss the call for the development of a national strategy on agri-food research and innovation.  Minister Bibeau indicated interest and discussed next steps.  AIC was pleased to see the Minister engaged and interested in the issue.

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AIC holds successful events in Ottawa

The Agri-Food Innovation Council held its Spring Engagement Session on May 2nd and May 3rd.  There were several informative presentations from various parts of the research and innovation continuum in the agri-food sector.  Well attended, the event ended with a reception, held jointly with CropLife.  The reception saw over 200 attendees attend, including Members of […]

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AIC announces members of the Steering Committee for the Call for a National Strategy for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce that members for the Steering Committee for a Call for a National Strategy for Agri-Food Research and Innovation have been selected. The members of the committee are representatives of a good portion of the agri-food sector.  More will be added soon. The fact that the members […]

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