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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 […]
An Interview with MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati

An Interview with MFRE Professor Sumeet Gulati

  Sumeet completed his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland in College Park, USA, in 2003, and has since been at Food and Resource Economics at UBC. In his research, Sumeet focuses on questions related to the formation and effectiveness of environmental policies, for example, should our government subsidize hybrid […]
MFRE Welcomes Carl Bayard to its Faculty Team as Instructor for Futures Trading of Agricultural Commodities Course

MFRE Welcomes Carl Bayard to its Faculty Team as Instructor for Futures Trading of Agricultural Commodities Course

Carl has over 30 years of experience as a commodity merchant and futures trader with practical knowledge trading basis and futures from having traded trucks, rail cars, containers and vessel quantities of products across all continents. He has working experience with line companies, crushers, ethanol plants, grain millers, fish processors, feed lots, hog and poultry […]
MFRE Receives 2016/2017 Peter Larkin Student Development Award!

MFRE Receives 2016/2017 Peter Larkin Student Development Award!

The Peter Larkin Award is granted to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of Peter Larkin’s commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education. The selection committee (comprised of faculty, staff and students) were impressed with the MFRE Program’s “student academic preparations, systems to recognize early students who […]
MFRE visits Merom Farms

MFRE visits Merom Farms

The MFRE students had the opportunity to visit Merom Farms in Abbotsford, B.C. A family owned business with 36 acres under glass, Merom Farms grows the finest red, yellow, orange, and green bell peppers varieties. Guided by co-owner Scott, the students were able to learn how a greenhouse operates, from initial financing to day-to-day operations. […]