Dr. Stuart Smyth
University of Saskatchewan
Stuart Smyth is an Associate Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Smyth has held an Industry-Funded Agri-Food Innovation Chair since 2014. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 and his research has focused on how societies regulate innovation. The focus of this research is on the innovation of agricultural biotechnology. Dr. Smyth is part of a group of academics that recently received $5.4 million in funding from Genome Canada to examine the genomic, economic, environmental, ethical, legal and social (GE³LS) issues pertaining to bioproducts and biofuels. In addition to this, Dr. Smyth is leading the GE³LS component on two other Genome Canada funded projects that have a combined value of $22.5 million. Much of his resent research has focused on marketplace liabilities created by innovation and has been compiled in a book recently published by Edward Elgar titled, Innovation and Liability in Biotechnology: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives.