Dr Ryan Gibson
Associate Professor and Libro Professor of Regional Economic Development, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph
Originally from rural Manitoba, Ryan Gibson has a deep intrigue and respect for rural communities, rural people and the events that shape their futures. Growing up witnessing the transformations in rural development, agriculture and their influence on communities instilled a fascination and commitment to rural issues. Ryan joined the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development in July 2016 in the Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development position, which is supported by a $500,000 donation from Libro Credit Union, along with two gifts from the Klosler and Roberts families totalling an additional $500,000.