Dr. Digvir S. Jayas was invited as a Chief Guest at the Applied Zoologist Research Association (AZRA) Silver Jubilee Conference at Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack, India. During his remarks he emphasized the importance of biosciences in alignment with the Conference theme “Probing Biosciences for Food Security and Environmental Safety”. He also made a presentation entitled “Role of biotic factors in stored-grain ecosystems”.
Dr. Digvir S. Jayas has been reappointed as Vice-President (Research and International) effective July 1, 2014, for a five-year term ending June 30, 2019. Dr. Jayas has served the University of Manitoba with distinction as Vice-President (Research and International) since 2009, leading a research enterprise that annually attracts almost $160 million in sponsored research income.
Dr. Digvir S. Jayas has been appointed as a member of the council of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for three years beginning December 17, 2013. NSERC Council members represent the academic research and private sector communities in the natural sciences and engineering. The Council works to achieve the maximum strategic impact for Canada from the expenditure of public funds and to advance Canada’s research and development agenda.