University of Manitoba announces new dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

(University of Manitoba/UMANITOBA.CA)

Dr. Martin Scanlon has been appointed to a five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba effective January 1, 2019. Scanlon is no stranger to the U of M, having been a professor in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences. One of his priorities will be to ensure that the faculty continues to provide leadership in the agri-food sector.

Scanlon has also served as the associate dean (Research), chair of the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, and acting head of the former Department of Food Science.

“I look forward to working together with partners across a wide spectrum to develop research capacity that aligns with the University of Manitoba’s priorities in food and agriculture,” says Scanlon. “Collaboration drives us forward because interdisciplinary perspectives often shed new light on the complex problems we encounter in food systems research.”

Previous to his role with the university, Scanlon worked for the Canadian Grain Commission Grain Research Laboratory in Winnipeg and the Flour Milling & Baking Research Association in Chorleywood, England. Among other accolades, he was the first Canadian recipient of the AACC International George W. Scott Blair Lecture Award for exceptional ability in research areas involving rheology and texture as related to cereal-based products.


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