Marie-Claude Fortin, B.Sc (Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D. is a Canadian agronomist, genomic research project manager and research scientist currently specializing in online course design and delivery, and community-based capstone project courses for undergraduate students. She teaches contemporary land and food issues using a systems approach which includes scientific information as well as ethical and social considerations.  She is using experiential learning in all her courses including community-based partnerships.  She is a pioneer of experiential learning as a form of knowledge acquisition in online courses in Canada. As a former research scientist with Agriculture and Agriculture Canada, she is well known for her contributions to understanding how conservation tillage affects plant growth and development, soil physical properties and other field-based environmental processes. Early in her career, she recognized the importance of investigating plants and soils jointly to develop tools to alleviate environmental damage caused by modern agricultural practices. Her interest in managing problems via systems thinking led her to teaching courses in food systems sustainability at the University of British Columbia and managing multi-centre, multi-stakeholder genomic research projects.  She understands the importance of cooperation between university faculty and students, and community, industrial, academic and governmental organizations to advance novel ideas. Her current teaching interests focus on the use of project management tools for undergraduate team work, genomic advances in domestic plants and animals, food systems literacy and community-campus relationships. As a former Associate Editor and regular contributor to American peer-reviewed scientific journals and facilitator of multiple scientific research grant applications and reports, she emphasizes the importance of clear writing in her undergraduate courses. She participates regularly in campus-based initiatives for improving software tools for learning management and managing stakeholder relationships. She volunteers her time to help improve teaching and learning in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and to take her students to sort food at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.