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Scientific Expert Council and Scientific Expert Panels

Scientific Expert Council
and
Scientific Expert
Panels (SEPs)

CIFST's Scientific Expert Council is comprised of the Chairs of each Scientific Expert Panel (SEP).

Scientific Expert Panels  (SEPs) provide members in Canada and internationally with a forum to share expert views and information with peers.  Each SEP is comprised of volunteer experts in each of the following five subject areas:

  • Food Process Engineering
  • Government & Regulatory Affairs
  • Functional Foods & Nutrition
  • Food Safety & Microbiology
  • Product Development, Innovation & Marketing

For a listing of the members of each SEP, please scroll down this page.



SCIENTIFIC EXPERT COUNCIL
TitleNameContact Address
Council ChairH.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Organization Name: Dalhousie University - Faculty of Agriculture
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: 50 Pictou Rd.
Cox Building
Truro, NS
B2N 5E3
Telephone: (902) 893-6623 
Fax: (902) 893-1404
Email Address: vrupasinghe@dal.ca
Food Process Engineering SEP ChairHosahalli Ramaswamy
Organization Name: McGill University MacDonald Campus, Dept of Food Science
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: 21, 111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
H9X 3V9
Telephone: (514) 398-7919 
Fax: (514) 398-7977
Email Address: Hosahalli.Ramaswamy@Mcgill.Ca
Government & Regulatory Affairs SEP ChairGary Gnirss
Organization Name: Legal Suites Inc.
Position: President
Mailing Address: 936081 Airport Road
Mulmur, ON
L9V0L3
Telephone: (705) 435-2041 
Fax: (705) 435-1467
Email Address: president@legalsuites.com
Food Safety / Microbiology SEP ChairMichael Gänzle
Organization Name: University of Alberta
Position: Professor, Canada Research Chair
Mailing Address: 4-10 Ag/For Centre
Edmonton, AB
T6G2P5
Telephone: (780) 492-0774 
Fax: (780) 492-4265
Email Address: mgaenzle@ualberta.ca
Product Development / Innovation / Marketing SEP ChairRobert McDougall
Organization Name: RJMA - the food technical consultancy
Position: Principal Consultant
Mailing Address: 3449 Hayhurst Cres
Oakville, ON
L6L6X1
Telephone: (905) 630-1566 
Email Address: rjma99@gmail.com
Functional Foods / Nutrition SEP ChairCarol Culhane PHEc, MBA
Organization Name: International Food Focus Ltd.
Position:
Mailing Address: 211 Carlton Street, East Office
Toronto, ON
M5A 2K9
Telephone: (416) 924-3266 
Fax: (416) 924-2726
Email Address: cculhane@foodfocus.on.ca

 



FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING SCIENTIFIC EXPERT PANEL (SEP)
TitleNameContact Address
ChairHosahalli Ramaswamy
Organization Name: McGill University MacDonald Campus, Dept of Food Science
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: 21, 111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
H9X 3V9
Telephone: (514) 398-7919 
Fax: (514) 398-7977
Email Address: Hosahalli.Ramaswamy@Mcgill.Ca
Panel MemberMichele Marcotte
Organization Name: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Position: Director Research, Development, and Technologies
Mailing Address: Ottawa Research and Development Center
960 Carling Avenue, K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1093
Ottawa, ON
K1A0C6
Telephone: (613) 759-1525 
Fax: (613) 759-1970
Email Address: michele.marcotte@agr.gc.ca
Panel MemberMartin Mondor
Organization Name: AAFC
Position:
Mailing Address: 3600 Casavant Blvd. West
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
J2S 8E3
Telephone: (450) 768-7915 
Fax: (450) 773-8461
Email Address: martin.mondor@agr.gc.ca



FOOD SAFETY/MICROBIOLOGY SCIENTIFIC EXPERT PANEL (SEP)
TitleNameContact Address
ChairMichael Gänzle
Organization Name: University of Alberta
Position: Professor, Canada Research Chair
Mailing Address: 4-10 Ag/For Centre
Edmonton, AB
T6G2P5
Telephone: (780) 492-0774 
Fax: (780) 492-4265
Email Address: mgaenzle@ualberta.ca
Panel MemberRichard Holley
Organization Name: University of Manitoba
Position: Distinguished Emeritus Professor
Mailing Address: Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
Telephone: (519) 874-1103 
Email Address: rick_holley@umanitoba.ca
Panel MemberJulie Jean
Organization Name: Université Laval
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: Dept. Food Science
2425, rue de l'Agriculture
Québec, QC
G1V0A6
Telephone: (418) 656-2131  x13849
Email Address: julie.jean@fsaa.ulaval.ca
Panel MemberRamprakash Periasamy Pandian
Organization Name: Bredin Institute
Position: Veterinarian
Mailing Address: 76, 2121 Tracy Street
MB
R7A7V8
Telephone:  
Email Address: periasamypandian@gmail.com
Panel MemberDavid Smith
Organization Name: Griffith Laboratories Ltd.
Position: Global VP, New Technology
Mailing Address: 757 Pharmacy Avenue
Scarborough, ON
M1L 3J8
Telephone: (416) 288-3476 
Fax: (416) 288-2735
Email Address: dcsmith@griffithlaboratories.com
Panel MemberXianqin Yang
Organization Name: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Position: Research scientist
Mailing Address: 6000 C&E Trail
Lacombe, AB
T4L1W1
Telephone: (403) 782-8119 
Email Address: xianqin.yang@agr.gc.ca



FUNCTIONAL FOODS/NUTRITION SCIENTIFIC EXPERT PANEL (SEP)
TitleNameContact Address
ChairCarol Culhane PHEc, MBA
Organization Name: International Food Focus Ltd.
Position:
Mailing Address: 211 Carlton Street, East Office
Toronto, ON
M5A 2K9
Telephone: (416) 924-3266 
Fax: (416) 924-2726
Email Address: cculhane@foodfocus.on.ca
Panel MemberH.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Organization Name: Dalhousie University - Faculty of Agriculture
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: 50 Pictou Rd.
Cox Building
Truro, NS
B2N 5E3
Telephone: (902) 893-6623 
Fax: (902) 893-1404
Email Address: vrupasinghe@dal.ca
Panel MemberRotimi Aluko
Organization Name: University of Manitoba
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: Department of Human Nutritional Sciences
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
Telephone: (204) 474-9555 
Fax: (204) 474-7593
Email Address: Rotimi.Aluko@umanitoba.ca
Panel MemberTrust Beta
Organization Name: University of Manitoba
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: Department of Food Science
250 Ellis Building
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
Telephone: (204) 474-8214 
Fax: (204) 474-7630
Email Address: trust.beta@umanitoba.ca
Panel MemberAlice Chapman MSc., MBA
Organization Name: The Food-Tech Writer, Div. of Douglas Chapman and Associates, Inc.
Position: Principle Writer
Mailing Address: 316 Forestlawn Rd.
Waterloo, ON
N2K3A5
Telephone: (519) 883-1487 
Email Address: alice@thefoodtechwriter.com
Panel MemberSalwa Karboune
Organization Name: McGill University
Position: Assistant Professor
Mailing Address: 21,111 Lakeshore
Saint-Anne de Belle Vue, QC
H9X3V9
Telephone: (514) 398-8666 
Email Address: salwa.karboune@mcgill.ca
Panel MemberMonique Lacroix
Organization Name: INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Position: Professor
Mailing Address: 531, boul des Prairies
Ville de Laval, QC
H7V 1B7
Telephone: (450) 687-5010  x4489
Fax: (450) 686-5501
Email Address: Monique.lacroix@iaf.inrs.ca



GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS SCIENTIFIC EXPERT PANEL (SEP)
TitleNameContact Address
ChairGary Gnirss
Organization Name: Legal Suites Inc.
Position: President
Mailing Address: 936081 Airport Road
Mulmur, ON
L9V0L3
Telephone: (705) 435-2041 
Fax: (705) 435-1467
Email Address: president@legalsuites.com
Panel MemberJanice Baker
Organization Name: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Position: Director, Technical Services
Mailing Address: 2500 Royal Windsor Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5J 1K8
Telephone: (905) 287-3609 
Fax: (905) 855-5711
Email Address: janice.baker@purina.nestle.com
Panel MemberStan Benda
Organization Name: Stan Benda PhD (Law) Legal Services
Position: Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
Mailing Address: Suite 169 - 260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON
M5A1N1
Telephone:  
Fax: (416) 366-4532
Email Address: stanbenda@gmail.com
Panel MemberMartha Carman
Organization Name: Carman Consulting Inc.
Position: Principal
Mailing Address: 139 Timberbank Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M1W2A2
Telephone: (416) 492-0295 
Email Address: martha.carman@gmail.com
Panel MemberSara Zborovski
Organization Name: Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP / S.E.N.C.R.L., s.r.l.
Position: Partner
Mailing Address: Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Suite 3800
200 Bay Street, P.O. Box 84
Toronto, ON
M5J2Z4
Telephone: (416) 216-2961 
Fax: (416) 216-3930
Email Address: sara.zborovski@nortonrosefulbright.com



PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/INNOVATION/MARKETING SCIENTIFIC EXPERT PANEL (SEP)
TitleNameContact Address
ChairRobert McDougall
Organization Name: RJMA - the food technical consultancy
Position: Principal Consultant
Mailing Address: 3449 Hayhurst Cres
Oakville, ON
L6L6X1
Telephone: (905) 630-1566 
Email Address: rjma99@gmail.com
Panel MemberDouglas Chapman
Organization Name: Douglas Chapman and Associates Inc.
Position: President
Mailing Address: 316 Forestlawn Rd.
Waterloo, ON
N2K3A5
Telephone: (519) 574-3096 
Email Address: doug@chapmanfoodconsult.com
Panel MemberSalwa Karboune
Organization Name: McGill University
Position: Assistant Professor
Mailing Address: 21,111 Lakeshore
Saint-Anne de Belle Vue, QC
H9X3V9
Telephone: (514) 398-8666 
Email Address: salwa.karboune@mcgill.ca


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