Affiliated Researchers

GIFS is providing funding to the following researchers and organizations to conduct research that contributes to GIFS mission to create technologies that will have commercial utility in advanced agricultural nations and the developing world:

 

Albert Vandenberg – Professor and NSERC Industrial Research Chair, Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Effect of Biofortified Lentils on Iron and Selenium Status (EBLISS)

 

Carol Henry – Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics and Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Scaling up Pulse Innovations for Food Nutrition Security in Southern Ethiopia

 

Curtis Pozniak -  Professor, Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Wheat Genome Project

 

David Natcher – Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan; Director, Indigenous Land Management Institute

Projects:

GIFS Research Chair in the Social Dimensions of Food Security

Arctic as a Food-Producing Region

 

Bobbi Helgason - Professor, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan 

Project: Affiliate Chair in Soil-Root-Microbial Interactions

 

Dwayne Hegedus - Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Developing Camelina Sativa as a Modern Crop Platform

 

Isobel Parkin - Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Developing Camelina Sativa as a Modern Crop Platform

 

Lana Awada – Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Project: Assessment of Sask Ag Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Michael Nickerson - Associate Professor, Department of Food Bioproduct Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair, College of Agriculture and  Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Development of Innovative Therapeutic Food Products for Treating Malnutrition and Responding to Emergencies within High-risk Communities

 

Peter Philips – Distinguished Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Director, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy; Associate Member, University of Saskatchewan

Project: Canadian Institute for Science & Innovation Policy (CISIP)

 

Raju Dalta – Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada

Project: TOR Signalling Targets to Improve Efficiency in Wheat

 

Stuart Smyth – Assistant Professor,  Industry Research Chair in Agri-Food Innovation, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan

Projects: 

Economic and Environmental benefits of Bio-Tech enhanced crops in Canada and evaluates Canadas Regulatory System

Assessment of Sask Ag Greenhouse Gas Emissions