CFIA President

The President is the chief executive officer of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and, as such, supervises its direction and its staff. The President has the rank, and all the powers, of a deputy head of a federal government department.

As President of the CFIA, Dr. Archibald is responsible for carrying out the Agency's mission, which is to safeguard food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

About the CFIA President

Bruce Archibald
B.A. (Bruce) Archibald,
PhD, President

Dr. Bruce Archibald was appointed President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) effective August 12, 2013.

Dr. Archibald is also the Deputy Minister Champion of the Science and Technology Community, and Chair of the Deputy Minister Committee on Science and Technology. He is also the Deputy Minister Champion for McMaster University.

Prior to joining the CFIA, Dr. Archibald was the first President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Dr. Archibald has also served in the Ontario Public Service as the Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of International Trade and Investment, and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade.

In 2012, Dr. Archibald was presented with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Public Service to Canadians. He is also the recipient of the Biotechnology Initiative Public Service Award.

Dr. Archibald grew up in the Niagara Peninsula, and is a second-generation public servant and a third generation graduate of the University of Guelph, from which he holds a BSc. (Agr.), MSc and PhD. In June 2014, he also received an honorary Doctor of Science from McMaster University.

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