Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research)

Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Malcolm Campbell joined the University of Guelph as vice-president (research) June 1, 2015.  A distinguished scholar and accomplished plant genome biologist, Dr. Campbell has an outstanding academic leadership and research record. He published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and has served on a number of editorial boards of distinguished journals. He also advises journal editorial boards, scientific and non-scientific advisory boards, and governmental, non-governmental and community organizations, and has served on the grant evaluation committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Dr. 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.

After eight years as a tenured faculty member at Oxford University, he joined the University of Toronto in 2004. At University of Toronto, he held simultaneous professorial appointments in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Faculty of Forestry, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Graduate Department of Environmental Sciences. He played a key role in founding University of Toronto’s Department of Cell and Systems Biology, and in developing the new department’s graduate program.

Dr. Campbell undertook his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia, and holds a BSc. in molecular biology from the University of Guelph. Following post-doctoral work in Toulouse, France and Raleigh, North Carolina, he held a tenured faculty position at the University of Oxford, along with a tutorial fellowship at Oxford’s Brasenose College, for eight years. 

The Vice-President’s office is located in the Executive Office suite on the fourth floor of the University Centre.  Abeir El Arqusosi is the executive assistant to the Vice-President and can be reached at ext. 53081 (

To contact Dr. Campbell for VPR business, please use the email address. For lab and personal business, please contact him at his personal address.

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