David Sparling, Ivey Business School

It is with sadness that the Grape Growers of Ontario has learned of the passing of David Sparling on July 31, 2016.

David Hamilton Sparling was a Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Guelph before he was hired by the Ivey Business School at Western University. At Ivey, he was a Professor Emeritus and Chair of Agri-Food Innovation. He was an excellent teacher because of his passion for his subject and his keen interest in his students. He took the greatest pleasure from getting to know them and helping them achieve their goals. He was inspired by his colleagues at both Guelph and Ivey; his sparkling personality and fun-loving attitude enlivened both faculties. In addition to academia, he worked with government and industry in the Agri-Food sector and made significant contributions to both. He travelled the world teaching agri-business executives and operators of large-scale farms.

If you wish, donations may be made to the Juravinski or Princess Margaret Cancer Centres or to the David Sparling Scholarship Fund at the Ivey Business School.
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