MFRE Leadership Award

The MFRE Leadership Award seeks to honor the student or students who have been positive leaders through their studies in the MFRE program. The recipient of this award has motivated hers/his classmates, expanded other students’ horizons, showed dedication and hard work, and had a positive outlook. Particular emphasis is given to a student who develops or strengthens their leadership qualities during the MFRE program; put another way, to a student who blossoms or flourishes within the MFRE program in a way that has a positive influence on their fellow students and the program. Recipients can use the award to support professional development activities of their choosing up to a maximum of $1,000.

MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2014

Harmony Bjarnason

Harmony used the award to attend the Climate Leaders Training offered in July 2015 in Toronto by The Climate Reality Project, which is chaired and founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.



MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2014

Airlie Trescowthick

Airlie used the award to attend the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2015 conference in Canberra in March 2015. The theme of the Conference was “The business of agriculture: producing for profit.”




MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2015

Sean Holowaychuk

Congratulations to Sean Holowaychuk for receiving the 2015 MFRE Leadership Award. Sean currently teaches the FRE course “Project Monitoring & Evaluation in International Development.”, where his interests are in the forces that characterize and shape progress in developing economies.



MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2015

Shristee Rahman

Congratulations to Shristee Rahman for receiving the 2015 MFRE Leadership Award. After graduating from the MFRE program in 2015, she joined the MFRE staff as an educational researcher.




MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2016

Joel Bokenfohr

Joel used the award to attend the course Agribusiness in Brazil at International Business School – Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The course offered me the opportunity to gain an increased global perspective of agriculture and interact with students from around the world. Specifically we covered topics on Agribusiness Strategy in Brazil, Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Brazilian Agriculture, as well as Marketing and Communication. This experience gave me a new appreciation for the scale and potential of agriculture around the world.



MFRE Leadership Award Winner 2017

Jerry Lu

Congratulations to Jerry Lu for receiving the 2017 MFRE Leadership Award. Jerry has been an outstanding student in several ways and his classmates appreciated his genuine enthusiasm about helping them out, his willingness to share knowledge and ability to explain the intuition behind hard-to-grasp concepts.




MFRE Leadership Recognition 2017

Paulina Miranda Gonzalez

Congratulations to Paulina Gonzalez for receiving the 2017 MFRE Leadership Recognition. Paulina has been a positive leader by always producing quality work, showing professional leadership in class and meaningful participation in all her courses.



MFRE Leadership Recognition 2017

Xiaohun (Allison) Li

Congratulations to Allison Li for receiving the 2017 MFRE Leadership Recognition. Allison’s genuine interest in her courses, continuous positive attitude and extra-curricular activities has been an inspiration for her classmates.




MFRE Leadership Recognition 2017

Harry Kang

Congratulations to Harry Kang for receiving the 2017 MFRE Leadership Recognition. His commitment and terrific work ethic during his Graduating Projects was greatly admired and appreciated by all that had the chance to work with him.



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