Martin Scanlon has been named the new Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dr. Martin Scanlon, a renowned food scientist, inspirational teacher and accomplished administrator, has been named the new Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. Scanlon earned his doctorate in Food Science from the University of Leeds, and joined the University of Manitoba faculty in 1991. An innovative researcher, he’s keenly interested in how food processing changes the properties of food materials. He has worked with the food and bioprocessing sector to develop research capacity and explore new technologies and products. His commitment to teaching excellence has inspired students to think creatively and critically, and he was recognized with a U of M Graduate Students’ Association Teaching Award in 2014.
As an administrator, Dr. Scanlon has twice served as acting head of the department of food science, the Faculty’s associate dean (research), and as the chair of U of M’s National Centre for Livestock and the Environment.
The University looks forward to the passion and creativity Dr. Scanlon will bring to this new leadership role, ensuring the Faculty continues to excel as a leader in Canada’s agri-food sector.