Sylvain Charlebois is a professor of food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture atDalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-Food Analysis LaboratoryHe is also the Senior Director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, also located at Dalhousie University.
Known as"The Food Professor", he speaks at numerous conferences and regularly on Global News.
Agri-food challenges in Canada
- The problems of supply chains in the upstream and downstream sectors,
- Climate change,
- Global inflation,
- Food security and food sovereignty today,
- 13.00 - 13.10: Welcome and introduction,
- 13:10 - 13:40: Presentation by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
- 13.40 - 14.00: Questions & Answers
About Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor of Food Distribution and Policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture atDalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-Food Analysis Laboratory, also located at Dalhousie University. Prior to joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, which he co-founded. Known as "The Food Professor", his current research focuses on the broad area of food distribution, safety and security. Google Scholar ranks him as one of the world's most cited researchers in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.
He is the author of five books on global food systems, the most recent of which, published in 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell, is entitled "Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking". He has also published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles in several academic publications. In addition, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, including The Lancet, The Economist, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Foreign Affairs, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, and The Toronto Star.
Dr Charlebois sits on the board of directors of a number of companies and supports many organisations as a special advisor, including some listed companies. Dr. Charlebois is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Business Scientific Institute, based in Luxembourg. Dr Charlebois is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Food Traceability Centre, based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Science Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa.