2019 HQP Scholar Profiles

Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) scholarship recipients are forward-thinking future leaders in the agri-food and rural sectors.

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance's HQP scholarship program is jointly sponsored by the Alliance and Food from Thought. The HQP scholarship program supports the development of highly skilled graduates to become future researchers, policy-makers, business leaders and innovators who can meet the changing demands of the agri-food industry.

The program includes an Innovation and Entrepreneurship course, in which students partner with external organizations to solve real-world challenges. HQP scholarship recipients conduct graduate research projects that address Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) priorities and support the mission and vision of the Food from Thought program.

Meet the 2019 HQP scholars

Meet the HQP scholars who embarked on the program in 2019/20. Each link will take you to a biography where you can learn more about scholars' research and collaborations, their motivations and the potential impacts of their research.