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Joyce Boye

Director General
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Joyce I. Boye is the Director General (Prairie Region) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Science and Technology Branch. She has a Ph. D in Food Science from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Boye worked as Senior Research Scientist at the AAFC Food Research and Development Centre (RDC) in St. Hyacinthe (Quebec, Canada) from 1997 to 2014, where she led a variety of research projects focused on developing techniques for the isolation, extraction and characterization of proteins and other bioactives from plant sources (e.g., pulses, soybeans, canola, hemp, canaryseed), and identifying areas of application for the food industry.

Prior to her current appointment, she was the Director of AAFC’s two Research and Development Centres in Summerland and Agassiz (British Columbia), and also served as Acting Director of the RDCs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Internationally, she served as a member of the World Bank Agricultural Pull Mechanism Initiative Working Group on Nutrition; as a Visiting Expert for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO); and, in 2016, she was appointed Special Ambassador for North America for the International Year of Pulses by the UN FAO.

She has co-edited three books and has written and presented over 320 scientific and technical papers/reports/lectures and is the senior author/co-author of 28 book chapters.

Day 2 - Nov 02, 2022
3:05 PM

Panel: Ecosystem Support for the Plant-Forward Sector

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Don’t Miss Out.

Over the course of two days, Plant Forward will demonstrate the strength and integrity of Canada’s integrated supply chain, highlight sustainability initiatives and the latest innovations happening in Canadian crops and ingredients, and provide insights from trailblazing companies who have chosen Canada as their preferred place to invest in plant-based innovation.

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Access to all Plant Forward in-person sessions including networking opportunities.

Regular: $1050


Virtual access to event sessions, includes virtual access to all Plant Forward speaker sessions. Q&A and networking opportunities are unavailable for virtual pass.

Online only: $850

Important Registration Information:

  • Registration closes October 28
  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – July 31
  • Plant Forward will follow the government-mandated COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site
  • View the cancellation policy here
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