June 23, 2022
Vineland names McGrath head of R&D
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) has appointed Darby McGrath as vice president, research and development. In her new role, McGrath will guide the direction of Vineland’s innovation portfolio to maximize real-world impact with a team of more than 50 scientists and technicians.

McGrath joined Vineland in 2013 as Research Scientist and was named Program Leader in 2018. She also leads Vineland’s Greening the Landscape Research Consortium. McGrath holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability from the University of Waterloo. She is an Adjunct Professor at Brock University and the University of Waterloo.

“For almost a decade Darby’s strong collaborative approach and innovative spirit have helped Vineland become a leader in green infrastructure research through the establishment of successful relationships across the horticultural sector,” Vineland president and CEO Ian Potter said. “I look forward to her bringing that spirit and drive for excellence to this new role."

Vineland is a uniquely Canadian, results-oriented organization dedicated to horticulture science and innovation. It delivers innovative products, solutions and services through an integrated and collaborative cross-country network to advance Canada’s research and commercialization agenda. Located in Canada’s Niagara Region, Vineland is an independent, not-for-profit organization, funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership — a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative. For more information, visit vinelandresearch.com.