I am interested in the diverse knowledge systems and participatory approaches (citizen science, youth engagement, community-based monitoring, Indigenous guardians, etc.) that contribute to community-led environmental decision making in resource-based and remote communities.
The University of Guelph is known as "Canada's Food University." It is the only place in Canada where you can study all facets of food and nutrition, including applied human nutrition, nutritional sciences, food sciences, agriculture, food security and community health, etc.
Through our studies of chondrocyte signal transduction and osteoarthritis we hope to identify novel approaches for improved treatments of osteoarthritis that will relieve the suffering of Canadians living with osteoarthritis.
My research involves studying the physiology and production management of apples, cider apples, peaches, pears, and cherries. As with any agricultural crop, the industry is rapidly changing with the availability of new cultivars, rootstocks, production systems, and labour saving technology.