UCalgary announces creation of $5M agricultural research centre

February 11, 2020

The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy has announced the creation of a research centre focusing on agricultural development in Western Canada. The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education is named after donor John Simpson, who contributed more than $5M to the project. The centre will have four major research focuses: trade policy, climate change, agriculture as a major resource sector, and food and agriculture technology. "Agriculture does produce our breakfast, our lunch and our supper," said Simpson, “and we need to care about how we produce that so that we get the people back onside, to believing that farmers and ranchers in agriculture are good for us.” CBC | Calgary Herald (AB)