Rene Van Acker

Vice-President (Research)

Rene Van Acker

Rene Van Acker was appointed the Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College in 2016. He joined the University of Guelph in 2006 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture.

B.Sc., University of Guelph
M.Sc., University of Guelph
Ph.D., University of Reading (UK)

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Key responsibilities of the Vice-President (Research):

  • Oversees the Office of Research, which administers and supports all aspects of research and creative activity
  • Administers a nearly $150-million research enterprise across seven colleges, the Ridgetown regional campus, 10 research stations and the University of Guelph-Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnership