Sylvain Charlebois


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Phone: 902-494-7822
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Food distribution
  • Food policy
  • Food safety
  • Food security
  • Traceability


  • BComm (Royal Military College)
  • MBA (Research) (UQAM)
  • DBA (University of Sherbrooke)

Research Interests

Dr. Charlebois conducts research in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He has written four books and many peer-reviewed and scientific articles—over 500 during his career. His research has been featured in newspapers that include The Economist, New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Globe & Mail, National Post and Toronto Star.

Selected Publications

  • Meat consumption and higher prices: Discrete determinants affecting meat reduction or avoidance amidst retail price volatility. Charlebois, S., M. M. McCormick, M. Juhasz. British Food Journal 18(9), 2251-2270  (2016)
  • Food fraud: An exploratory study for measuring consumer perception towards mislabeled food products and influence on self-authentication intentions. Charlebois S., A. Schwab, R. Henn, C.W. Huck. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 50(1), 211-218  (2016)
  • GMO labelling: In the end it's about respect (News). Charlebois, S. Nature Biotechnology, 33(5), 437  (2015)
  • In the belly of the "beast": A look at Monsanto's public engagement awakening. Charlebois S., R. Van Acker Public Relations Review, 42(1), 223-225  (2016)
  • The effectiveness of co-opetition in a live case study approach: Increasing knowledge of an industry while helping others in a competitive MBA classroom environment. Charlebois, S., M. von Massow. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7(2), 164-179  (2015)

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2015  Bill Braithwaite MBA Distinguished Professorial Award , University of Guelph
  • 2012  Emerald Lit Award for Highly Commended Research
  • 2008  Emerald Lit Award for Highly Commended Research
  • 2006-2008  Professor of the Year, Faculty of Business Administration (BSA Award), University of Guelph