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Innovative Trent Research Makes Headlines

Chancellor Dr. Don Tapscott guest-edits Toronto Star innovation edition


Innovation – it may sound like buzz word to some, but Dr. Don Tapscott put the word in perfect context in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Star on May 7. Dr. Tapscott, Trent’s first alumni chancellor, was the guest editor of the innovation edition of the paper, which looked at how Canada can lead the world in a time of transformation, and showcased “groundbreaking thinking, research and development, and policy making across all sectors.”

With innovation as the theme, it was no surprise that a few of Trent’s many innovative faculty members and leading researchers were also highlighted in the issue, including Dr. Neil Emery, vice-president of Research and Innovation at Trent, and faculty member in the Biology department, as well as Dr. Bradley White, director of the Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Forensic Centre at Trent.

In two separate pieces, Professor Emery’s groundbreaking research around a new type of bio-fertilizer which could help farmers produce a higher crop yield was profiled, while Professor White was featured for his work with state-of-the-art DNA testing of poultry in the hopes of stopping low-grade meat from entering Canada, duty free.

Learn more about the innovation edition here in Dr. Tapscott’s front page article or more about other innovative research happening in the Trent community here

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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