Masters of Food and Resource Economics Graduating Projects

The Graduating Project is key in helping younger MFRE students transition from an academic to a workplace environment, and experienced students in transitioning to a new industry or exploring new knowledge areas in depth.

Each summer between May and August, MFRE students undertake a Graduating Project in which they work with an organization towards a predefined goal, or perform independent research with a specific objective. The graduating project allows students to apply in the real world the concepts and skills acquired over the previous two terms of coursework. Projects can take many forms within private, public and academic sectors, ranging from consultancy; to academic research; to a formal internship and more.

Most candidates choose to carry out their projects in the Vancouver area, however some of our students have completed their projects with the Canadian federal government in Ottawa; others have gone abroad to Asia, South America and Africa.

The MFRE program works with each candidate to develop a graduating project opportunity that meets that student’s particular interests and learning objectives. Students attend various workshops throughout the year to help them prepare for their graduating project, and are carefully supervised and coached by a designated faculty supervisor and a team of mentors. You can learn more about these workshops here.

Please view our 2018 MFRE graduating project guidelines for more information.


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Visit our grad project showcase for fantastic project examples.

MFRE candidates have spent their summer at top research institution, think tank, investment banks, provincial and federal government agencies, community organization, international NGOs, startups and small businesses and large companies in various industries.

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Examples of where previous MFRE graduates spent their summer:

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Interested in having an MFRE intern in your organization?

Is your organization looking for talented soon-to-be graduates to work in a short-term project and provide valuable insights? You’re in luck! Every year MFRE has more than 40 students coached by talented UBC faculty looking for rewarding learning experiences.

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Interested in having an MFRE intern in your organization?

Is your organization looking for talented soon-to-be graduates to work in a short-term project and provide valuable insights? You’re in luck! Every year MFRE has more than 40 students coached by talented UBC faculty looking for rewarding learning experiences.

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