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Call out to Project Partners: Finance, Data, or Research Projects - Presented by UBC Master of Food & Resource Economics

07 Mar 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST
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The UBC Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) Program is looking for Project Partners to offer real-world Graduating Projects for their students from May to August 2023. Each project is supported by UBC Faculty members and staff, and can be either paid or unpaid, as long as it offers a quality learning experience and meets the MFRE scope. 

  • UBC MFRE is a one-year professional master’s program that integrates Economics, Business & Policy knowledge to meet the challenges and opportunities in the Food, Resource & Environmental sector using Data Analytics & Quantitative skills.
  • The Graduating Project is a 6-credit work experience course designed to give students a professional learning experience while completing quality project deliverables for the Project Partner. The Graduating Project takes place from May to August 2023.

 BCFB members have been great collaborators with the UBC MFRE Program, including repeat Project Partners who have benefitted from the students’ skillsets.


Key Takeaways:

  •  Learn about the UBC MFRE Program and different ways to collaborate with them.
  • Connect if you have a real-word project in finance, market research, or data analytics this summer.
  • Some benefits of participating in a Graduating Project include: 
    • Win-win outcomes: Receive high quality deliverables, while providing valuable real-world experience to graduate students.
    • Unique structure and targeted support: Individual support by UBC Faculty Members and MFRE Staff with the expertise and skills in the food and environment sector. 
    • Innovative thinking: Access to UBC students with a fresh perspective to help you address an existing problem or research a new opportunity.
    • Mentorship: A leadership opportunity to mentor or train young talent in your field of work.
    • Valuable network: Potential year-to-year project collaboration, talent pool, or referrals for potential employees through the growing number of highly skilled alumni.

 Presented by:

  • Dr. Kelleen Wiseman, MBA, PhD 
    • Dr. Kelleen Wiseman is Director of the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has extensive experience in the agri-food industry in Canada and the US. She has worked for agencies such as Farm Credit Canada, the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Oracle Corporation, and has managed her own business development consulting business. With more than 15 years of teaching and mentorship experience at UBC, Dr. Wiseman’s classes focus on food and agri-business entrepreneurship, finance, market research and strategy. agri-food sector. Having worked with agricultural industry associations, businesses and government ministries, Hannah holds deep sector knowledge at both the provincial and national level. Pairing this with her skills as a researcher, she is well placed to provide excellent client service.
  • Janelle Tan, PMP, MFRE
    • Janelle Tan is the Graduating Projects Manager for the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has 10 years of experience in the agri-food industry, and has worked for organizations such as the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Bimbo Canada in project management, data analysis, and process improvement. She combines her passion for professional development and skills in project management to help students succeed in their Graduating Projects. 








07 Mar 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST

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