• Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst

  • Professor, Department of Soil Science

    Administrative Appointment
    Associate Vice-President Research, University of Manitoba
    January 2021 – ongoing

    Academic Appointment
    Professor, Department: Soil Science
    2008 – ongoing

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    202 Administration Building
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada



  • PhD (Physical Geography and Soil Science), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • PhD (Physical Geography), University of Toronto, Canada


Research interests

Dr. Farenhorst's natural science research focuses on the fate and distribution of current-use pesticides in soil and water, and particularly on chemical sorption by matrices such as soils, sediments, plants, humic substances, microplastics and biochars. Both her natural and social science research focuses on drinking water quality in First Nations reserves, including monitoring for bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in tap water, and conducting surveys to better understand the impact of poor drinking water quality on First Nations. In addition, her team developed the Faculty Workplace Climate Survey that is administered to natural sciences and engineering faculty from universities across Canada, and has advanced Canada’s understanding of gender inequities experienced by academics.


Other information

Dr. Farenhorst is a registered Professional Agrologist.


Dr. Farenhorst has earned a range of teaching, research and outreach awards, including the 2016 Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category; 2015 Ms. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Award for Meritorious Service in University Outreach; 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; 2010 University of Manitoba Merit Award for Outreach; 2006 University of Manitoba Merit Award for Research; 2005 University of Manitoba Outstanding Teacher Award; 2003 University of Manitoba Merit Award for Research and Teaching; 2003 The Rh Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research; and 2001 Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Diploma I Teacher of the Year.