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MFRE Receives 2016/2017 Peter Larkin Student Development Award!

MFRE Receives 2016/2017 Peter Larkin Student Development Award!

The Peter Larkin Award is granted to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of Peter Larkin’s commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education. The selection committee (comprised of faculty, staff and students) were impressed with the MFRE Program’s “student academic preparations, systems to recognize early students who […]

MFRE visits Merom Farms

MFRE visits Merom Farms

The MFRE students had the opportunity to visit Merom Farms in Abbotsford, B.C. A family owned business with 36 acres under glass, Merom Farms grows the finest red, yellow, orange, and green bell peppers varieties. Guided by co-owner Scott, the students were able to learn how a greenhouse operates, from initial financing to day-to-day operations. […]

Sumeet Gulati, MFRE prof, cited in The Economist about Washington State’s carbon tax
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Two MFRE alumni are lead authors on a new report outlining the economic cost of a major oil spill in Vancouver waters

“Potential economic impact of a tanker spill on ocean-dependent activities in Vancouver, British Columbia” by Harmony Bjarnason, Ngaio Hotte and U. Rashid Sumaila. (Photo: Kent Lins, flickr)

CME Group Trading Challenge

CME Group Trading Challenge

For the third year in a row, MFRE registered three teams for the CME Group Trading Challenge as part of the Futures Trading of Agricultural Commodities course. (Photo: Lars Plougmann, flickr)

NEW Entrance Scholarship Opportunities under the MFRE Award

NEW Entrance Scholarship Opportunities under the MFRE Award

A new scholarship opportunity has just become available for outstanding students who have had first-hand experience in the food and/or agricultural sectors in Canada, and will contribute that experience to the MFRE program.

MFRE Student Selected as Delegate to Skoll World Forum

MFRE Student Selected as Delegate to Skoll World Forum

Congratulations to MFRE student Isaac Jonas, who has been selected as a Young Leaders Initiative delegate for the 2015 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, taking place in Oxford in April.

Prof. Gulati on CBC Vancouver: The environmental costs of “low emission” vehicles

Prof. Gulati on CBC Vancouver: The environmental costs of “low emission” vehicles

Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining popularity in the field of “low emission” vehicles. But what is the true environmental impact of life cycle of these cars? Prof. Sumeet Gulati explains.

MFRE alumnus, Mark Liew, in the Globe and Mail

MFRE alumnus, Mark Liew, in the Globe and Mail

Mark Liew runs a consulting firm and teaches part-time at a university. Previously, he worked as a commodity trader, investment analyst and military intelligence officer. While a university student, he built up an online business until it reached half-a-million dollars in annual sales.