Valerie Davidson

University Professor Emerita, University of Guelph

Valerie Davidson is a University Professor Emerita, University of Guelph. She has an inter-disciplinary background that combines engineering and food science. Her professional career includes experience in consulting, food manufacturing and university teaching and research.

A passionate advocate for creating a more inclusive environment for women in STEM fields, Valerie served as the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for Ontario from 2003 to 2011.  Under her leadership the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) was launched connecting all of the schools and faculties of engineering in Ontario. In 2016 Valerie received the Citizenship Medal, an Ontario Professional Engineers Award to recognize her contributions to the engineering community.