Av Singh is one of the leading proponents of regenerative organic cannabis production being engaged in cannabis projects across six continents. Dr. Singh has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and extension articles and has been an invited speaker to over 600 workshops, conferences, symposia as well as guest-lecturing at over 30 universities in Canada, the US, the UK, and India. Av has had the privilege of visiting over 2000 farms across five continents which has shaped his extension of holistic, system-based design solutions. Emphasizing a union of traditional knowledge with science, Av works with growers to cultivate an appreciation of plant:soil interrelationships.
Av has recently been appointed to the Cannabis Quality Assurance (CQA) Standards Committee and is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. He serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards for Canadian Licenced Cannabis Producers and natural medicine-based businesses (e.g., Veterans for Healing; ArcticPharm; 7 Farms Down; Cold Plasma Group, AgXactly; Advanced Extraction Systems; Sphere Extraction; Kapoose Creek Wellness; Betralif; Atlas Hemp). Av serves as a Quality Assurance Person for a few cannabis processors, including being an owner of Wildwood Flowr (Micro Cultivation LP) in Sackville, NB.
Lastly, Av is a long-time board member of the Canadian Organic Growers and Régénération Canada. Av is also a faculty member at Earth University in India where he delivers courses on agroecology and organic farming and a faculty member at the Nova Scotia Community College delivering a course on cannabis production. Most importantly, Av has two amazing daughters with his wife, Karen Shepard, who all are kind enough to tolerate his obsessions with Bob Dylan, whisky, and rugby union.
Av is proud and privileged to be a settler in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw people, and constantly seeks to better understand his roles and responsibilities in adhering to the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed by the respective governments.