MFRE is a unique one year masters degree combining Economics, Policy and Business as understood from an Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Environmental perspective. This professional degree combines the economic rigour of a Masters in Economics, with the business elements of MBA programs, and equips you to analyze real-world environmental issues through applied economics and quantitative skills.
Develop core knowledge in Economics, Policy and Business, plus quantitative & data analysis skills applicable to many sectors.
Real World Experience
Apply acquired knowledge and professional skills to the real world through a 3-month Graduating Project and multiple high-level professional development activities.
Strategized Professional Development
Engage in a strategy to enhance core professional competencies through high-level workshops focused on 3 key areas: results, ownership, and communication.
Senior Research Analyst
Nick Gemperle, an MFRE alumnus currently employed as a Research Analyst with Ipsos, a world-renowned market research firm. Nick also has a seat on the board of an NGO and is passionate about issues related to sustainable agriculture and climate change.
PhD Student in Integrated Studies of Land and Food Systems
Xiao pursued her PhD in Environmental Economics in ISLFS after MFRE. Her research studies the impact of air pollution on people’s migration decisions, with particular focus on whether ethnic segregation affects this relationship.
Business Intelligence Senior Developer
I am currently an Operations Intelligence, Senior Developer and the technical team lead on our Operations Intelligence team. In my current role I lead, design and develop enterprise-wide data analysis and reporting solutions.
Ishrat has professional experience as an Economist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, a Management Consultant at KPMG, and a Trade Policy Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Third Party Evaluator
Provides independent review and evaluation of project applications submitted to the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI) program. Support First Nations in the Pacific Region of Canada as they develop their own commercial fishing enterprises.
As an economist at the Strategic Policy Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), my main responsibilities include researching policy issues, analyzing economic trends and providing strategic policy advice.
Did you know?
alumni in more than 35 countries.
of MFRE students speak 2 or more languages.
specialized courses offered by the program each year.
Women in Leadership Roles in the Food & Ag Tech Venture Capital Sector
UpperStage Capital, ESG Partner
Kookai is an ESG Partner at UpperStage Capital, an impact-focused private equity fund investing in Canadian SMEs driving sustainability impact in climate resilience and community. Prior to joining UpperStage, Kookai’s career spanned from launching an award-winning technology start-up, forming SDG partnerships at the United Nations, and integrating an impact lens to invest in breakthrough technologies at a hard-tech Venture Capital fund.
News & Stories
MFRE Faculty Spotlight: Matias Margulis - International Policy and the Food & Resource Sector
In his course, Global Food and Resource Governance, Dr. Margulis develops students’ understanding of the international policy making process and equips them with essential tools for assessing the efficacy, fairness, and legitimacy of global policies and governance arrangements. To further explore the course and the subject of global food and resource governance, Dr. Margulis answered the following questions for us.