UManitoba announces research chair focused on “the humble potato”


The University of Manitoba will soon host a Research Chair in Potato Sustainability, thanks to over $1.3M in donations from 19 industry partners. The university states that the chair was born out of the 2022 Manitoba Potato Science and technology Strategy and is the first of its kind. The research chair will engage in research that addresses economic sustainability and climate resilience, foster collaborations with national and international partners, and bring new learning opportunities to UManitoba students. “The presence of a Research Chair is an important signal to the academic community, governments, granting bodies and industry partners that UM is deeply committed to potato research,” said Dr Nazim Çiçek, Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at UManitoba.