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Annemieke Farenhost




Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst is the Associate Vice-President Research at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Farenhorst holds active grants from NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR and has supervised more than 100 students and postdoctoral fellows in natural and social science research projects. In her capacity as the Prairie NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering from 2011 to 2020, Dr. Farenhorst helped shape Canada’s Dimension Charter for post-secondary institutions. Dr. Farenhorst is the elected Secretary of Division VI (Chemistry and the Environment) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and the co-lead of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Hub for Sustainable Development GOAL (SDG) 6 Clean Water and Sanitation. Dr. Farenhorst also serves as an Associate Editor for Agricultural Science and Technology, an American Chemical Society journal. She previously led a research training program for First Nations Water and Sanitation Security (2013-2019), as well as a program to advance food security for small-scale farmers in Central America (2005-2014). Dr. Farenhorst has been recognized for her professional contributions through a range of awards including the 2016 Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category.


Amarawansha, Geethani E. A., Francis Zvomuya, and Annemieke Farenhorst. 2021. “Water Delivery System Effects on Coliform Bacteria in Tap Water in First Nations Reserves in Manitoba, Canada.” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 193 (339).

Fernando, Dinesh M., Hein Min Tun, Jenna Poole, Rakesh Patidar, Ru Li, Ruidong Mi, Geethani E. A. Amarawansha, et al. 2016. “Detection of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Source and Drinking Water Samples from a First Nations Community in Canada.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82 (15): 4767–75.,

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