Elizabeth Shantz is the Knowledge Mobilization Manager at the Arrell Food Institute. Her focus is on creating connections and sharing knowledge between academia, government and industry to create and amplify impact across food systems.
Elizabeth received a BAH in English and Psychology from the University of Guelph and a MASc in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo, where she discovered that her passion was not just in doing research but in mobilizing it to do good for society. She built on this passion through roles at the Canadian Water Network and Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph – developing programs, managing funding and creating products to amplify and evaluate the impact of research.
Elizabeth sits on the organizing committee for the Wellington Waterloo Knowledge Mobilization Community and is an active member of Research Impact Canada.
When not at work, Elizabeth can be found playing with her children, gardening, or at the barn.