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Scientific inquiry meets societal impact
Professor Lesley Campbell’s research is focused on protecting our food supply from agricultural weeds that are evolving with increasingly aggressive traits due to interbreeding and the effects of climate change. She is also exploring how cannabis plants inherit cannabinoids from their parents with the goal of breeding more effective cannabis to help people suffering from pain.
Lesley works in the Department of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science, where we engage in connected science, making connections across disciplines and between the laboratory and society. Our researchers are leaders in their fields, conducting impactful and cutting-edge research and developing the next generation of scientists. Our undergraduate and graduate students have a variety of opportunities to apply their learning and can transform hypotheses into outcomes at the Science Discovery Zone – one of Ryerson’s 10 zones that offers students the opportunity to explore their passions outside of the classroom.
At Ryerson, science has been part of our DNA for decades. Here, science is diverse, enterprising and relevant for our rapidly changing world.