Dr. Malcolm Campbell joined the University of Guelph as Vice-President, Research in June 2015. A distinguished scholar and accomplished plant genome biologist, Campbell has more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, serves on journal editorial boards, scientific and non-scientific advisory boards, and advises governmental, non-governmental, private sector and community organisations. After acquiring degrees in genetics and biochemistry at University of Guelph, post-doctoral experience in France and the USA, and eight years as a tenured faculty member at Oxford University, Campbell joined the University of Toronto in 2004. He has taught some of the largest courses at his academic institutions, with great accolades, and has an extensive and highly-reputed record as a student supervisor and mentor. Prof. 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 University of Guelph, in addition to VPR duties, Prof. 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.