June 23, 2014 - The Board of Directors of the George Morris Centre (GMC) announced June 19 their intent to dissolve the organization later this year and transfer the net assets as a gift to the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) of the University of Guelph, in accordance with the wishes of the late George Morris. The Centre is a national, indpendent think-tank focusing exclusively on the agriculture and food industries.
In returning to the University of Guelph, the vision of the Centre is going home, as it was domiciled with OAC for its first 10 years. In making the announcement, Board Chair Bob Funk said "We are proud of the reputation and the provocative discussion that has been created over the years by a succession of dedicated GMC team members. George's vision can best be described in his own words: "free thought, free speech and non-compromised analysis to serve the Canadian agri-food sector thus enabling those involved to more effectively compete in the global marketplace".
In the interim period, a transition team is in place to ensure the continued integrity of all obligations of the George Morris Centre. For more information, please contact: John F.T. Scott, Managing Director, George Morris Centre 647-403-9099