Executive & Committees


Representation and duties

The CSHS advocates a pan-Canadian representation on its board of directors. Terms are for 2 years with the possibility of 2 consecutive terms at the same position. While we practice a progression within the board, our members are encouraged to submit their candidacy to any position available.


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Current board members

Dr. Valérie Gravel, QC

McGill University
V Gravel
Dr. Youbin Zheng, ON
University of Guelph
Youbin Zheng
Dr. Diane Edwards, AB
ABI Environmental Services Ltd
Diane edward
Dr. Bourlaye Fofana, PE
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bourlaye Fofana
Western Representative
Dr. Simone Castellarin, BC
University of British Columbia
Simone D. Castellarin
Prairie Representative
Dr. Kate Congreves, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Ontario Representative
Michael Pautler, On
Vineland Research & Innovation Center

Quebec Representative
Shahrokh Khanizadeh
ELM Consulting
Shahrokh Khanizadeh 
Atlantic Representative
Vasantha Rupasinghe
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Northern Representative
Julie Lajeunesse, QC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Student Representative
Ariana Forand
University of Saskatchewan
Past President
Dr. Karen Tanino, SK
University of Saskatchewan
K Tanino
Student Committee chair
Ariana Forand
Website Committee chair
Shahrokh Khanizadeh
Promotion and Membership committee
Karen Tanino chair
K Tanino
Conference committee chair
Bourlaye Fofana
Student award committee chair
Youbin Zheng
Plant Canada Representatives
Youbin Zheng
Valérie Gravel
International Society for Horticultural Science
Youbin Zheng
Karen Tanino
Valérie Gravel Science
Web site
Shahrokh Khanizadeh
Shahrokh Khanizadeh 


Submit someone for a position on the board

Interested in contributing to the development of your society? Submit your name, the position you are interested in and a short bibliographic notice to the secretary. Elections are usually held during the annual meeting.



Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) provides with financial assistance of CJPS content development and conference activities, including sponsorships, exhibits, travel awards for students and keynote speakers to CSHS meetings, and(or) annual awards. (Student travel to society meetings and conferences sponsored in part by the Agricultural Institute of Canada) As per the Memorandum of Understanding (article 5) signed between your CSHS and AIC, there is to be recognition of AIC’s contribution on CSHS website.