A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:00to13:00

What's Happening in Our World of Food and Does it Matter?

Please join us for a free virtual edition of the A. Jean de Grandpré Distinguished Speaker Series on September 8th, moderated by students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Zoom link | Meeting ID: 875 2346 1108


Anja Geitmann
Dean and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald)
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University

Anja Geitmann is Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Professor in the Department of Plant Science. She also holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Biomechanics of Plant Development. She represents and promotes the interests of the Faculty in the dialogue with other academic institutions, the provincial and federal governments and industries in the environmental, agricultural and agri-food sector. She leads initiatives that focus on increasing the quality of education through experiential learning and out-of-the classroom training, broadening the range of collaborations at national and international level, and developing a network of academic partnerships fostering innovation. She has been instrumental in setting up the ‘McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative' in collaboration with the Faculties of Science and Engineering and under her leadership McGill has positioned itself to be a leader and convener of stakeholders in food safety, food security, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship.


David Hughes
Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K.

As “Dr. Food”, Dr. David Hughes is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends.

David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organizations on three continents.

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