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Universities of Guelph and Fraser Valley partner in sustainable innovation research

February 1, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Feb. 1, 2024 – The University of Guelph (U of G) and University of the Fraser Valley have launched a new partnership aimed at advancing new pathways for sustainable innovation within Canada’s $140-billion food and agriculture industry.

The partnership, led Dr Evan Fraser, director of Arrell Food Institute (AFI) at U of G, and Dr. Lenore Newman, director of the Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) at the University of the Fraser Valley, seeks to take a collegial approach to address issues like carbon emissions, food waste and insecurity, as well as labour shortages.

With Dr. Fraser located in Guelph, Ont., and Dr. Newman located in Burnaby, B.C., this co-operation “opens up new avenues for collaboration, including access to a rich cross-section of agri-food expertise on different coasts and shared resources to help propel scientific research to practical food system solutions across Canada,” notes a press release.


Collaboration will be possible in the areas of knowledge-sharing, financing proposal development, education and training programs, technology assessment, expanding access to commercialization services, and on-farm and in-lab testing and trials.

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