Strategic Initiatives Lead
Erin Doherty is the Strategic Initiatives Lead at the Arrell Food Institute. Her portfolio includes the Loblaw Net-Zero Food Systems Challenge and supporting the development of a Canadian Ag-Tech Strategy.
She brings to her work at AFI a background in business, sustainability and education. Erin has designed initiatives that have helped hundreds of organizations innovate to become more sustainable. She is relentlessly optimistic that collaboration between academia, industry, and government is key to equipping changemakers to solve today’s most pressing challenges in agriculture and food.
A natural educator, Erin is also a lecturer at the University of Guelph in the areas of Innovation, Problem-Solving, Entrepreneurship, and Project Management.
Erin holds an honours Bachelor Degree in Biological Science from the University of Guelph, a graduate certificate in Sustainability and Business from Algonquin College, and Masters of Business Administration in Sustainable Commerce from the Lang School of Business and Economics. She also holds industry-granted certificates in Design Thinking, Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, and Adult Education.
Erin can usually be found listening to audiobooks while chasing her three kids around Wellington County, on a ski hill, in Georgian Bay, or at her cabin on the French River with her family and friends.Back to Our Experts