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Beyond MFRE: Chinese air pollution and its impact on labour migration

Beyond MFRE: Chinese air pollution and its impact on labour migration

Xiao Han – MFRE’17 PhD Student, Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (ISLFS) Beyond MFRE is a series of interviews regarding MFRE alumni and their life after the program. From PhD candidates to project managers in international companies, MFRE alumni share their stories across sectors and industries. This week we put a spotlight on […]
Developing Highly Skilled Professionals – MFRE May Workshops and Seminars

Developing Highly Skilled Professionals – MFRE May Workshops and Seminars

Throughout the MFRE program students undertake a professional development course where they gain valuable experience and skills through workshops and seminars led by industry professionals. It’s summer and MFRE students are on their way with their graduating projects. In other words, they are officially immersed in the professional world, working in industry and academic projects. […]
Solving the World’s Most Pressing Issues: Frederik Noack Receives Grant for Rural-Urban Migration Research

Solving the World’s Most Pressing Issues: Frederik Noack Receives Grant for Rural-Urban Migration Research

Congratulations to Dr. Frederik Noack on receiving the NFRF grant for his innovative research on rural-urban migration. In March of this year, MFRE assistant professor Frederik Noack received a $250,000 grant by the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) sponsored by the Government of Canada. This grant will support his research on Rural-Urban Migration (RUM), […]
What Can MFRE Teach You? – Applied Economics Research Skills

What Can MFRE Teach You? – Applied Economics Research Skills

During term three of the MFRE program, students undertake a Graduating Project in which they apply the concepts and skills they’ve acquired in their courses during term one and two. This summer, we have several students working closely with MFRE professor Rick Barichello on three exciting research projects that are grounded in empirical analysis, and […]
What Can MFRE Teach You? – Manage and Market a Business

What Can MFRE Teach You? – Manage and Market a Business

During term 3 of the MFRE program, students undertake a Graduating Project in which they apply the concepts and skills they’ve acquired in their courses during term one and two. This summer many students will be developing their graduating project by working with local and international organizations in the food processing and agribusiness sectors. Here […]
What Can MFRE Teach You? – Policy Analysis of Relevant World Issues

What Can MFRE Teach You? – Policy Analysis of Relevant World Issues

In Term 3 of the MFRE program, students undertake a Graduating Project throughout the summer. These projects are often in partnership with local and international organizations, where students get to apply their newly acquired skills in the real world. Graduating Projects reflect potential positions where an MFRE could pursue a career. One of the three […]
British Columbia’s Carbon Tax – Has it Been Effective? CBC Quotes Professor Sumeet Gulati on his Study about Carbon Emissions

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax – Has it Been Effective? CBC Quotes Professor Sumeet Gulati on his Study about Carbon Emissions

  This month CBC wrote an article on how British Columbia took the lead in Canada on applying a carbon tax without having an economic drawback. Pollution pricing had its unpopular beginning with the public, where some institutions such as the Fraser Institute had disagreed on the tax arguing that it turns away investors. However, […]
BC Sets Goal of Selling Only Electric Cars by 2040. MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati Comments on How to Make Electric Cars Accessible and Affordable

BC Sets Goal of Selling Only Electric Cars by 2040. MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati Comments on How to Make Electric Cars Accessible and Affordable

  The NDP government has introduced a new mandate in British Columbia states that by 2040 all sales of new cars in the province will be electric. This Zero Emission Vehicle mandate (ZEV) has set targets for car dealers for medium and long-run. In seven years, the total sales of new cars should be no […]
Will Uber Come to Vancouver? MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati was Cited in the New report by the Committee on Crown Corporations

Will Uber Come to Vancouver? MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati was Cited in the New report by the Committee on Crown Corporations

  For many years now, companies like Uber and Lyft have tried to enter British Columbia without success. These companies, referred to as Transportation Network Services (TNS), have been long sought out for by the citizens in the province. Current services are taxis, which are regulated by boundaries and fares, are rarely balance in supply […]
Positive Externalities Podcast: How Does B.C. Value its Agricultural Land?

Positive Externalities Podcast: How Does B.C. Value its Agricultural Land?

  Positive Externalities is a podcast produced by the Master of Food and Resource Economics Student Club. Episode 4 – Agricultural Land Valuation: A Conversation with Brian Smith, BC Assessment. How is market value determined for properties that are within B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR)? What benefits do farmers get from being in the ALR? […]