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Nancy Tout

Dr. Nancy Tout is the Head of Research & Development for Syngenta in Canada, where she leads the Research & Development efforts and a talented team of scientists across Canada. Nancy doesn’t shy away from the challenges of being in a science-driven business and is often sharing her passion as an Ambassador for science and agricultural literacy through her support and personal involvement in Scientists in School and Agriculture in the Classroom.  Dr. Tout has also been named to Syngenta’s North America Diversity and Inclusion Champion Network in support of strategies and programs that embrace the unique perspectives and capabilities of employees to help drive innovation.

Nancy holds a Honours (Biology) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Guelph and completed post-doctoral training in the University of Guelph Department of Environmental Biology.

Nancy participates on Bioenterprise Corporation’s Science and Innovation Advisory Committee to advise on trends in global research in the agri-technology sectors.  Nancy is also a Board member of Life Sciences Ontario, the voice of the life sciences community across Ontario and an Advisory Board member for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Women in Science.

Nancy was born, raised, and educated in Southwestern Ontario and now gives back to her community through her charitable work as a Research Information Volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where once again, science continues to play a central role in her life and her vision of a cure for all children living with Type 1 Diabetes.