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Agricultural Research: Unknowingly Helping Canadians Everyday

Elected officials need to better understand the changing face of agriculture. Dr. Lianne Dwyer in Embassy News A study released in 2013 indicated that canola, grown in Canada, annually contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy.  It was developed in the early 1970’s by Canadian researchers and continues to be improved. That is just one example […]

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Canada can play a leading role meeting future food challenges by renewing and enhancing our effort in agricultural research; AIC Policy

Agricultural research will be the primary source of innovation and productivity enhancements that are needed to meet future challenges in food security and sustainability. Canada can play a leading role by renewing and enhancing our efforts in agricultural research over the next twenty years. This begins with a modern agricultural research policy that leads to […]

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AIC’s consultation investigating issues in agricultural research dissemination closes tomorrow, Feb. 5, 2016

There is only one day left to contribute your input to the AIC 2016 Pre-Conference Consultation! AIC is gathering input on the dissemination and utilization of agricultural research results from stakeholders involved in, or who make use of agricultural research to further inform this area of the national agricultural research policy.  Click HERE to add […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – The February 2016 Issue

Check out this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest HERE! Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Sharing Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Supporting Women’s Land Rights: A Debate on the Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) – From 25 January to 5 February, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender […]

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AIC conference looks to bridge the gap between AgResearch ideas and adoption

The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC)’s upcoming conference AIC 2016: Disseminating Agricultural Research is set to take an in-depth look at the way we communicate and utilize agricultural research. The most important contributor to agricultural growth and productivity is the knowledge system underpinning agriculture in Canada. High-quality agricultural research and innovative ideas are developed in this […]

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AIC 2016 Conference Speaker Highlight – Knowledge Transfer and Extension

AIC 2016: Disseminating Agricultural Research will host 6 expert panels and in-depth workshops.  Here are two of the industry experts joining us to address the 2nd conference theme, Knowledge Transfer and Extension: Michael Toombs is the Director of the Research and Innovation Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), as well […]

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Media Release: Two U of S researchers recognized by Agricultural Institute of Canada

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers Jeff Schoenau and Phil Thacker have been honoured by the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC), the national organization that promotes and advocates for agricultural research in Canada and internationally. “These two individuals are great examples of what is possible when Canadian scientists truly excel in their field,” said […]

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AIC 2016 Conference Speaker Highlight – Dissemination Strategies and Policies for AgResearch

AIC 2016: Disseminating Agricultural Research – Bridging the gap between idea and adoption takes place April 13-14, 2016 in Ottawa. Tracy Herbert, Beef Extension Coordinator Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) Tracy Herbert oversees the implementation of the Beef Cattle Research Council’s Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Transfer Strategy to accelerate the uptake of innovations in the […]

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New Year Message – Raising the profile of agricultural research

As 2016 rolls in and 2015 becomes a memory, it is important to think about what we have accomplished and what remains to be done.  This allows us to improve on our record and strive to do better. The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) has changed over the past few years.  We have gone back to our original mandate and […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – The January 2016 Issue

Check out this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest HERE! Highlights: Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Submit Abstract for Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology conference – This year’s conference themes are inspired by “Seizing Canada’s Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation” (2014) and our engagement with the United Nations new […]

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