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Governance of Food from Thought

Scientific Advisory Council

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) provides strategic oversight and advice on the core research programs of Food from Thought. The SAC members collectively have broad and strong connections to and understanding of international scientific advancements in agri-food to provide advice and input on national and global research trends relevant to Food from Thought. The SAC helps identify opportunities and priorities for the development and evolution of the Food from Thought scientific strategy, funding allocation, review of research proposals, and identifying opportunities to expand and connect Food from Thought research collaborations.

Membership consists of a minimum of four experts, in renewable two-year terms, drawn from leading Canadian and international experts in academia, industry, and/or government.

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Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) provides strategic oversight and advice on the research, innovation, training, and operational components of Food from Thought. The SAB will also support the creation of large strategic collaborations in the agri-food and biodiversity space that leverage the capacity created by Food from Thought; review annual and longer-term progress and outcomes; act as champions of Food from Thought by communicating key strategic messages to relevant audiences; act as a spokesperson as requested; and identify strategic partnership, leveraging, commercialization and technology transfer, and cross-sectoral research opportunities relevant to the focus areas of the Food from Thought initiative.

Membership consists of a minimum of five experts, in renewable two-year terms, drawn from leaders in industry, government, and philanthropic organizations who are supporting the Food from Thought program.  In addition, the membership will be augmented by relevant University of Guelph representatives.