Peter Doig

Director and Senior Agrologist

BSc (Biochemistry), MSc (BioResource Engineering), PAg

Peter is a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with over 20 years of combined experience in industrial biochemistry, microbiology, crop production and the development of bio-products and bioprocess technology for horticulture, composting, wastewater treatment and nutrient reclamation. He has built a career working in all levels of operations from the soil to the board room and in managing teams of scientists, engineers, and farmers - while working closely with accounting and finance teams.  Peter is passionate about systems-based thinking, community engagement and dialogue, institutionalization of processes and data, and project management from start to finish.

In parallel to his consulting work, Peter thrives in helping agri-tech start-up ventures get off the ground. Peter was the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Rubicon Organics, a publicly traded cannabis production company based in Delta BC, helping to raise $50 million of capital and build out an EBITDA-positive operation. He has also been instrumental in the growth of Salish Soils - an Indigenous-owned composting and resource reclamation operation based in Sechelt BC, and Origin Organic Farms - the largest organic greenhouse producer of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in Canada, based in Langley and Delta BC.

Peter has overseen and written standards in organic cultivation for a range of fruits and vegetables, including the organic standards for the Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA) specific to cannabis. Peter has worked in academic, government, and private sector settings and his projects have received several National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) grants, BC Innovation Council awards, Federal Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) tax credits as well the National Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Canadian Information Productivity Awards.  He has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph (’01) and a MSc in BioResource Engineering from the University of British Columbia (’03).