Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has appointed Darby McGrath, PhD as vice-president, research and development. In her new role, she will lead a team of more than 50 scientists and technicians.
She joined Vineland in 2013 as a research scientist and was named program leader in 2018. She also leads Vineland’s Greening the Landscape Research Consortium.
McGrath holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability from the University of Waterloo. She is an adjunct professor at Brock University and the University of Waterloo.
“For almost a decade, Darby’s strong collaborative approach and innovative spirit have helped Vineland become a leader in green infrastructure research through the establishment of successful relationships across the horticultural sector. I look forward to her bringing that spirit and drive for excellence to this new role,” said Vineland president and CEO Ian Potter, PhD.
Source: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre June 22, 2022 news release