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U-of-C Gets $5 Million Gift

The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy has announced the creation of the Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education.
 
It was made possible through a $5-million gift from Calgary rancher and businessman John Simpson.
 
The new centre will move research around public policies forward that strengthen and support the growth and sustainability of agri-food and agri-business, particularly in western Canada.
 
The School of Public Policy will look at four areas that impact decision-making in the agricultural sector.
 
Those four fields are trade policy, environment and climate change, agriculture as a major resource sector, and food and agriculture technology.
 
It's hoped the school of Public Policy and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as well as other programs at the U-of-C can drive evidence-based agri-food policy.
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