National Research Program Manager
Adjunct professor at Bishop's University, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems


Helen Jensen holds a PhD in Biology from McGill University and an M.Sc. as well as a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa. During her doctoral research, she studied the evolution and disease resistance of barley varieties in Morocco, in collaboration with researchers and agricultural producers in the Taounate region. Helen has been with USC Canada since 2013, contributing to the implementation of The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. She works on  participatory plant breeding and participatory variety trial networks to develop varieties adapted to the needs of organic and ecological producers.