Vanja Banks

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Industry Liaison Officer
Industry Liaison
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120, Ext. 53592

As a graduate of the University of Guelph, for both her BSc in Animal Biology and MSc in Ruminant Nutrition, Vanja brings a strong knowledge of the agricultural sector to this position. Prior to joining the Research Innovation Office, she held research roles with both the Guelph Food Innovation Centre and the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance which both involved applied collaborations with industry partners.  In her role as Industry Liaison Officer, Vanja supports the development of industry-academic research collaborations associated with OMAFRA research priorities. She recruits, evaluates, develops, and manages enquiries from companies, NGOs, and industry groups, and aids faculty in developing existing research partnerships.