Dr. Melissa Arcand
Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
Melissa Arcand is an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a soil biogeochemist with research interests focused on optimizing plant-soil synergies and soil health in agricultural landscapes. She received her Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan and conducted her post-doctoral research with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Dr. Arcand grew up on a farm on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in central Saskatchewan. She teaches and is the academic advisor for students in the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program, designed to train students to work in resource management and land governance in Indigenous communities across Canada.