Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst is a Professor of Soil Science and the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Univ. Manitoba. She holds a Doctorandus in Physical Geography and Soil Science from the Univ. Amsterdam and a Doctoral degree in Geography from the Univ. Toronto. Dr. Farenhorst was the Prairie NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering from 2011-20, and directed the NSERC CREATE H2O program for First Nations Water and Sanitation Security from 2013-19. Previously, from 2005-14, she also led a large network to advance food security for small-scale farmers in Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Dr. Farenhorst has been recognized for her professional contributions through a range of awards including being a 2016 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women award winner.