Dr. Bruce D. Gossen graduated with a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. Since then, he has been employed as a research scientist with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada at Saskatoon SK, specializing in management of diseases of field crops. Over the course of his career, he has worked on diseases of forages and turf, cereals, pulse crops, canola and even vegetables. He has published more than 170 papers in refereed journal, plus hundreds of other articles and presentations. He has had a leadership role in many organizations, including a term as President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and has received numerous awards for his work, including two Golden Harvest Awards from AAFC and the Award for Outstanding Research from the Canadian Phytopathological Society. He currently leads studies on clubroot of canola and on root rot of field pea with colleagues across Canada and the USA, and continues to be active in supervision of graduate students and mentoring post-doctoral fellows.