MFRE Speaker Series

The MFRE program offers two speaker series. Both series are open to the public.

See below for the schedule.

This series provides students with the opportunity to interact with key industry experts from the food and agribusiness sector and hear them speak about their company, food & agribusiness expertise, industry opportunities & trends and the challenges running an Agri-Food entrepreneurial business. The speaker series is part of the professional development program in the Master in Food and Resource Economics Program.

 

Colin Carter, Professor, University of California, Davis: Economics of Genetically Modified Crops

Date & Time: October 20, 3-4:30pm
Venue: MCML 160
Hosted by Cheenar Shah and Aron Kim.


Brian Mauza, Ocean Spray Canada (ret.): Niche cropping systems - Cranberry production

Date & Time: October 27, 2-4pm
Venue: MCML 160
Joint Land and Water Systems/Soil Science/Food and Resource Economics Seminar


Sophia and Abe Chaaban, owners @ Habibis Mediterranean Foods Ltd

Date & Time: November 3, 2-4pm
Venue: MCML 160


Dylan Jones, Founder @ Coast Protein: Sustainable Cricket Protein Bars and Powders

Date & Time: November 17, 2-4pm
Venue: MCML 160
About the speaker: Dylan views small value-driven businesses as the catalyst for great change in the Canadian economy. He created the idea of Coast Protein to see food production and protein consumption to be completely disrupted. Dylan’s drive for a more sustainable future comes from his love for Canada’s winters and deep, deep powder snow.

This speaker series is a part of the professional development program in the Master in Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) Program. It provides an opportunity to interact with a range of people either influencing environmental policy, or shaping the natural environment through their activities. A typical list includes: government officials, industry leaders, pioneers in resource management, non-governmental organizations, and even academics. The series is designed to be a glimpse into the complexities of ‘real’ world environmental economics and policy.

Read about previous speakers here.


Next Speaker:

Colin Carter, Professor, University of California, Davis: Economics of Genetically Modified Crops

Date & Time: October 20, 3-4:30pm
Venue: MCML 160
Hosted by Cheenar Shah and Aron Kim.