Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee provides scientific analysis, advice and supporting information regarding beef sustainability to the CRSB.  The Committee has three main responsibilities:

  1. Oversee CRSB’s research priorities in line with the National Beef Sustainability Assessment (NBSA);
  2. Oversee technical reports that the CRSB produces; and
  3. Provide reference material for the CRSB to consider prior to acting on sustainability efforts.

Committee Members

Chair: Shannon Argent, Olds College

  • Dr. Christian Artuso, Bird Studies Canada
  • Dr. Pascal Badiou, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Dr. Reynold Bergen, Beef Cattle Research Council
  • Dr. Karen Beauchemin, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Dr. Melodie Chan, Zoetis
  • Brad Downey, Alberta Conservation Association
  • Graeme Finnation Association
  • Melissa Freeman, West Central Forage Association
  • Dr. Getahun Gizaw, University of Manitoba
  • Kerrianne Koehler-Munro, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Dr. Tim McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Kevin Teneycke, Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Christoph Wand, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
  • Dr. Katie Wood, University of Guelph
  • Grant Zalinko, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture