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The MFRE Bids Welcome to Dr. Kelleen Wiseman as the New Director

The MFRE Bids Welcome to Dr. Kelleen Wiseman as the New Director

There have been many changes in the MFRE program this year, but none as significant as having Dr. Kelleen Wiseman as our new director. Dr. Wiseman’s involvement with the program began with her helping design the agri-business management pillar of the MFRE program and teaching courses within the program. More recently she had been working […]
2019 Scholarships: Supporting Students With Strong Interest In Food Resource Economics

2019 Scholarships: Supporting Students With Strong Interest In Food Resource Economics

In order to support the food, resources, agricultural and environmental sectors in Canada, the MFRE program is offering two unique scholarships for the academic year starting fall 2019. These scholarships are intended for outstanding students with strong interest and/or professional experience in these sectors, and who will contribute that experience to the MFRE program. Applications […]
Juan Fercovic’s paper about residential demand for water in Chile gets published.

Juan Fercovic’s paper about residential demand for water in Chile gets published.

  The Environment and Development Economics Journal published this past autumn Juan Fercovic’s article “Economic development and residential water consumption in Chile”. The article was Juan’s master’s thesis, which he wrote along with his master’s supervisors from the university Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. In the paper, they measure the variance in water […]
MFRE’s prof, Sumeet Gulati, cited on article about climate change and carbon tax policy

MFRE’s prof, Sumeet Gulati, cited on article about climate change and carbon tax policy

  Our professor, Sumeet Gulati, was cited in an article featuring the negative externalities of climate change and the impact of carbon tax policy in British Columbia. This article, written by Rachel Chen on Chatelaine magazine, thoroughly explains the concepts of carbon tax, the effects of this policy, and what it all means in the […]
Positive Externalities Podcast: Are Crickets the Future of Food?

Positive Externalities Podcast: Are Crickets the Future of Food?

  Positive Externalities is a podcast produced by the MFRE Student Club, today they bring you their latest episode: Are Crickets the Future of Food? Dylan Jones is the founder of Coast Protein, a Vancouver-based manufacturer of insect based foods. Last month Dylan visited The University of British Columbia to speak to students from the […]
Kelleen Wiseman receives the 2017/2018 Killam Award for excellence in teaching

Kelleen Wiseman receives the 2017/2018 Killam Award for excellence in teaching

The Killam Teaching Prize recognizes teaching merit within each faculty and is nominated by students, colleagues and alumni. This particular year, within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Dr. Wiseman was selected to receive this award for her excellence in teaching. It is of no surprise to us, since we know for a fact […]
MFRE 2018 Graduation: New Alumni Celebrate the Completion of their Program

MFRE 2018 Graduation: New Alumni Celebrate the Completion of their Program

November 2018 marks another year of celebration for the Masters of Food and Resource Economics program. The 2018 cohort celebrated their graduation with a reception at the UBC Lee Alumni Centre this past November after a beautiful graduation ceremony. The reception was especially memorable since it was George Kennedy’s last graduation as director of the […]
Positive Externalities Podcast: Building Your Soil Through Vertical Farming

Positive Externalities Podcast: Building Your Soil Through Vertical Farming

  Positive Externalities is a podcast produced by the MFRE Student Club, today they bring you their latest episode: Building Your Soil Through Vertical Farming Nick Brusatore is an initial founder of Affinor Growers, a pioneering British Columbian company dedicated to Vertical Farming technology. On November 2nd, Mr. Brusatore visited The University of British Columbia’s […]
MFRE Launches Alumni Network!

MFRE Launches Alumni Network!

  Hello MFRE Alumni, We had a wonderful time reuniting with over 50 alumni on October 12, 2018. Dean Rickey Yada and Assistant Dean Zhaoming Xu were present, as well as most of the MFRE professors, lecturers and staff. The night started with George announcing that he has recently stepped down from his position as […]
MFRE Interviews Professor Jim Vercammen

MFRE Interviews Professor Jim Vercammen

  Jim grew up on a grain and cattle farm in Saskatchewan, and he spent several years managing his own farming operation. Jim began his faculty position at UBC in 1991, after completing a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC […]