Gordon MacNeil is a graduate of Loyola College (1970) with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also has a Development Studies diploma from the University of Ottawa (1975), as well as an MBA from the University of Western Ontario (1984). He has lived and worked in ten countries and upon his retirement has settled in Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is still active on two boards: the World Vegetable Center in Taiwan and the Soup Kitchen in Victoria.
The Hands that Feed Us: Inside the World of Agricultural Research is Gordon MacNeil’s memoir, inspired by the love of his life, Joan, who died in 2018. He has two sons and six grandchildren.