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There are many people and organizations that contribute to the KIS Project and the sharing of knowledge. We have listed them below.

Academic Researchers
There are twenty-two researchers named to this project. Coming from multiple disciplines, the diverse backgrounds of these researchers all have research interests tied to issues affecting the future of agriculture and rural communities. Through the KIS Project, the research from these individuals will be shared and used to start discussions on agriculture.

Name & Profile

Department/College

Title

Expertise & Additional Affiliations

Darwin Anderson

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Soil Science, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor Organic matter cycling and carbon sequestration; current research focuses on an interdisciplinary study of sustainable agriculture in the semi-arid prairies

Brett Fairbairn

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University of Saskatchewan Provost and Vice-President Academic; former History Department Head and Professor Historian of co-operatives, co-operative thought, and democratic politics

Patricia Farnese

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Law, College of Law Professor Regulation of agriculture and food; current research emphasizes on-farm liability and environmental law; Senior Law Fellow with CSALE.

Murray Fulton

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Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Professor, Principal Investigator Property rights, agricultural co-operatives, policy and environmental regulation

Hartley Furtan

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Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor Agricultural policy, trade and innovation issues; current research examines the political economy of agricultural policy; former SK Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food from 1993 to 1996

Michael Gertler

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Sociology, College of Arts and Science Professor Sociology of co-operation and rural development; Centre for the Study of Co-operatives staff member

Richard Gray

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Business and Economics, College of Agriculture & Bioresources   Research Network Leader (CAIRN); President of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (2007-08)

Lou Hammond Ketilson

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Marketing & Management, Edwards School of Business Professor; Director of the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives Research interests in community economic development, policy, gender leadership and Aboriginal co-operative development; Principal investigator of the SSHRC project "Linking, Learning, Leveraging: Social Enterprises, Knowledgeable Economies, and Sustainable Communities."

Hayley Hesseln

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University of the Arctic;
Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics
Dean of Undergraduate Studies;
Associate Professor
Forest economics ; research interests are in the area of water and fire

Jill Hobbs

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Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Department Head and Professor Supply chain issues, consumer preferences, food safety and traceability, and bioproducts; member of three Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Networks on; Member of the Advanced Foods and Materials Research Network

Grant Isaac

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Marketing & Management, School of Business Dean of Commerce and Professor Strategic management of intellectual property, regulation of technology and the interface of novel technologies with international trade rules; Collaborator on the SSHRC/BIOCAP project "Socioeconomic Research Network on Bioproducts and Bioprocess"

Bill Kerr

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Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor, Van Vliet Chair Research interests centre on international trade and international commercial policy with particular emphasis on how trade and globalization interact to affect agriculture and the rural economy; Member of CAIRN

George Khachatourians

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Applied Microbiology & Food Science, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor Applied microbiology and food science area; Author of Biotechnology: A Development Plan for Canada and has written extensively on the interface and integration of agricultural technology, innovation and society

Dick Morrison

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Curriculum Studies, College of Education Professor Adult education, university continuing education and extension, and pedagogical applications of information and communications technology (ICT); current research investigates how ICT can be harnessed by local and dispersed community organizations to empower action for social change

Bram Noble

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Geography, College of Arts & Science Professor Environmental geographer whose research focuses on environmental impact assessment, particularly at the planning level, and on the socioeconomic implications of resource development.

Rose Olfert

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Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Associate Professor, Associate Director of SIPP Community development, regionalization and rural economy restructuring; current research focuses on the growing interdependence between urban and rural areas, and the role of amenities in supporting population growth; C-RERL

Dan Pennock

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Soil Science, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor Greenhouse gas emissions from complex agricultural landscapes and co-management of carbon and nitrogen to achieve optimum GHG mitigation

Evelyn Peters

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Geography, College of Art & Science Professor Canada Research Chair whose focus is on urban Aboriginal peoples; past work includes Aboriginal urbanization and the nature of migration from reserve and rural places to cities and back

Peter Phillips

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Political Studies, College of Arts & Science Professor Research focused on the processes of governing transformative technological change; projects looking at the role of different institutions in governing new agri-food technologies, examining aspects of intellectual property rights as they relate to genetic resources and traditional knowledge, and investigating the role of local, industrial and supply chain innovation systems in the global agri-food system

David Natcher

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Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics;
Indigenous Land Management Institute
Associate Professor; Director  

Maureen Reed

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Geography, College of Arts & Science Professor Environmental geographer whose work focuses on the impacts of changing environmental conditions and regulations on the livelihoods of rural peoples; recent research includes rural people who live and work near national parks and biosphere reserves

Ken Van Rees

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Soil Science, College of Agriculture & Bioresources Professor Forest soil scientist and the AFIF Chair in Agroforestry and Afforestation. His research interests include diversifying farm income by incorporating trees into farming systems
       

Partner Organizations
In addition to the academic researchers the KIS Project has twelve partner organizations that it shares research with as well as gains knowledge through the sharing of issues and inferences about the future of agriculture and rural communities. KIS has co-hosted events with some of the partners, as well as had partners participate in online intiatives.

 

    

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