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2019 MFRE Leadership Award – Two Smiling Role Models

2019 MFRE Leadership Award – Two Smiling Role Models

Every year, the MFRE awards students who stood out as positive leaders through their studies in the MFRE program. The recipients are nominated by their classmates and the faculty due to their motivation, hard work, dedication and positive outlook. The MFRE awards each recipient with up to $1,000 to support their professional development. During the […]
Beyond MFRE: Gabi Menard works at UBC by day, and researches trade wars for her PhD by night

Beyond MFRE: Gabi Menard works at UBC by day, and researches trade wars for her PhD by night

Gabrielle Ménard (Gabi) – MFRE’13 PhD Student, Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (ISLFS), UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems Beyond MFRE is a series of interviews regarding our alumni and their life after the program. From PhD candidates to project managers in international companies, MFRE alumni share their stories across sectors and […]
Beyond MFRE: A PhD path to Fight Climate Change

Beyond MFRE: A PhD path to Fight Climate Change

Juan Fercovic – MFRE’14 PhD Student, Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (ISLFS), UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems. 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. […]
Learning to trade futures through a global competition

Learning to trade futures through a global competition

Last month Poonam Heda, Aashna Singhal and Chimezie Uzoigwe, three bright MFRE students finished successfully the CME’s Trading Challenge with an outstanding return. They started trading with a virtual amount of $500,000 USD from October 6th to November 1st. In four weeks, they traded every day with the goal of generating as much profit as […]
Taking on the CME trading challenge!

Taking on the CME trading challenge!

We had a very promising start this year with the new MFRE 2020 cohort. Not only did we receive talented students, but also proactive and enthusiastic learners. Three students registered as a group last week for this fall’s Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) trading challenge. This special project is part of their lab “Introduction to Commodity […]
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 […]