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.

April Bellia, founder of Granola Girl

Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML260


Lauren Archibald, Marketing and Sales Development at Ethical Bean Coffee

Lauren Archibald works in sales and marketing at Ethical Bean Coffee, inspiring consumers to drive positive social and environmental change through their daily cup of coffee. Ethical Bean is a leading, Vancouver based, roaster of 100% Fairtrade certified, organic coffee which has grown into an international success. Fostering relationships with B Corp, Fairtrade, and other key partners, Lauren is always seeking new ways to collaborate and bring the Ethical Bean story to life.
Previously working as the Western Marketing Manager at Bullfrog Power, Lauren engaged brands such as MEC, Rocky Mountain Soap, and Deloitte to leverage their support of renewable energy through innovative marketing activations. Lauren is a known connector and is armed with delicious coffee, contagious energy, and a passion for adventure on the beautiful West Coast and beyond.

Date: March 17
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML160

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.

Lon LaClaire, Director, Transportation at City of Vancouver

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML160


Jordan Suter, Associate Professor, Agricultral and Resource Economics at Colorado State University

Date: Friday, March 31st
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML160

Read about previous speakers here.

Next Speaker:

Lon LaClaire, Director, Transportation at City of Vancouver

Date: Friday, March 3rd
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML160

April Bellia, founder of Granola Girl

Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 3:30-5PM
Location: MCML260