Michelle Edwards appointed the inaugural Director of Agri-Food Data Strategy

Mon, 11, April, 2022 by Food from Thought

Michelle Edwards, a longtime data management strategy leader, has been appointed as the inaugural director of agri-food data strategy with the Office of Research at the University of Guelph.

The director of agri-food data strategy is a new position that expands on the former position of director of research data strategy for the Food from Thought program at U of G. That research program is intended to foster Canadian leadership in developing innovative solutions to improve agricultural sustainability and productivity.

“The director will build on the outstanding work of past U of G research data strategists to harness data from two foundational funding programs at Canada’s Food University – Food from Thought and the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance – to realize the vision of Agri-Food Data Canada,” says Dr. Malcolm Campbell, vice president (research).

Learn more about Edwards and the role here.