Malcolm Campbell, PhD

Vice-President, Research, University of Guelph

Prof. Malcolm Campbell joined the University of Guelph as Vice-President, Research (VPR) in June 2015. A distinguished scholar and accomplished plant genome biologist, Campbell oversees an active research group, and serves on journal editorial boards, scientific and non-scientific advisory boards, and advises governmental, non-governmental, private sector, and community organizations. After acquiring degrees in genetics and biochemistry at the University of Guelph, post-doctoral experience in France and the U.S., and eight years as a tenured faculty member at Oxford University, Campbell joined the University of Toronto in 2004. Campbell was Vice-Principal of Research at the University of Toronto Scarborough between 2009 and 2015, a period of extensive growth in the campus’s research activity and intensity, where he oversaw heightened research competitiveness and reputation. At the University of Guelph, in addition to VPR duties, Campbell is institutional lead of their Canada First Research Excellence Fund initiative, Food from Thought, a big data analytics platform for the agrifood sector, and oversees University of Guelph’s extensive partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.