Masters of Food and Resource Economics Speaker Series

Open to the public. Please come join us!


The MFRE speaker series is part of the professional development program and is designed to show a glimpse into the complexities of ‘real world’ food and resource economics issues.

The speakers series aims to cover two main topics:

Food & Agribusiness
Provides students with the opportunity to interact with key industry experts from the food and agribusiness sector and learn about industry opportunities & trends, or the challenges in running an Agri-Food entrepreneurial business.

Resource & Environment
Provides an opportunity to interact with a range of people either influencing environmental policy, or shaping the natural environment through their activities. Guests are typically government officials, industry leaders, pioneers in resource management, academics or NGO representatives.


Next Speaker:

Dr. Justin Bull, UBC Sauder School of Business

September 20, 2019 at 3:00pm, MCML 160
Dr. Justin Bull is a Lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group. Justin is the Chair of the Sustainability and Ethics Group at the Sauder School of Business, and teaches extensively on sustainability, technology, and strategy to graduate and executive audiences. He has helped big companies – like IKEA, Lyft, and Rolling Stone – design strategies for responsible business. He has also worked with indigenous communities in Canada, Africa, and Latin America to help them build their capacity to engage in economic development. He graduated with a BA in International Relations and a PhD in Wood Science from the University of British Columbia.

In his talk on “The Infinite and the Inevitable”, Justin provides an overview of the technological and environmental trends that are behind the biggest business opportunity of a generation.
Read about previous speakers here.