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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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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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Speakers for the Spring Engagement Session announced

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) announced a portion of its speakers’ lineup for the May 2-3, 2022 Spring Engagement Session in Ottawa. “A number of great speakers and organizations have confirmed their presence to our Spring Engagement Session,” said AIC’s CEO, Serge Buy, “Most are confirmed and more are coming…”.  The AIC’s Spring Engagement Session […]

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AIC Board adopts position statement on collaboration and partnerships

The Board of Directors of the Agri-Food Council met, discussed, and approved a revised position statement on collaborations and partnerships in agri-food research. The position statement outlines the importance of fostering collaboration and partnerships throughout the sector. Farmers, producers, entrepreneurs, researchers, governments and consumers are key to enable knowledge transfer and that will speed up […]

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AIC’s CEO presents at HoC Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

The CEO of the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC), presented at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on the issue of supply chains. In the past two years, Canada experienced serious supply chain issues that had a direct impact on consumers and therefore made the issue visible.  However, supply chain issues pre-date […]

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