Meet FARE Students

A Day In The Life: FARE Grad Students

Syer Tazim Haque, MSc Student

"A perk of studying in a super friendly department is that you always start your morning with a smile on your face."

Syer Tazim Haque is a first year master’s of science student in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE). Syer completed the course work for his program in the winter and began his thesis project this summer. Click on Syer's photo above or visit the OAC website to see a day in the life of Syer Tazim Haque.

Qin Xu, MSc Student

"I always benefit from the experience of being a teaching assistant, as I learn new things from the students."

Qin Xu is a third year PhD student in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. Her research measures water use efficiency in Ontario agriculture using a land spatial agent-based model. Click on Qin Xu's photo above or visit the OAC website to see a day in the life of Qin Xu.

 

Video Testimonials

Meet Ann-Renee and learn more about the graduate program in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) at the University of Guelph.
Wondering what life is like as a Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) student at the University of Guelph? Meet Eric and find out!

Meet Our Graduate Students

"I had a great experience completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph so I chose to continue into graduate studies. The Department of FARE is a great place to make more real world connections and participate in top quality programs."

- Chris, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"What makes the department of FARE unique are the relationships that are built.  You have tons of other students that are in your cohort to help you out.  The professors are very hands on and want to know that you are doing well."
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- Alison Grant, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"The FARE graduate program has provided me with knowledge about important agricultural issues as well as applied economic tools that will help to solve industry problems. My experience in the Department of FARE has been very enjoyable and has opened the doors for a promising and rewarding career in the agriculture industry!"

- Rebecca, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"I chose to study in the Department of FARE because of its excellent reputation in agricultural economics. Strict and systematic coursework training laid a solid foundation for my future research. Kind, diversified and knowledgeable faculty and staff have provided very helpful assistance on my way of learning."

- Zongyuan, PhD
FARE Graduate Student

"I was initially attracted to the Department of FARE because of the applied approach to economic research, allowing me to think outside the classroom. After completing my first full year of graduate courses I have been able to narrow my research and apply a new wealth of knowledge to my thesis studies. Working and studying at the University of Guelph presents an opportunity to be a part of an academic community that can provide me with skills and tools needed to succeed in the working world."

- Brook, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

Liam Kelly explains his research in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His master's research focused on better understanding poverty and hunger in Haiti, and how economics can provide tangible solutions and policy alternatives.
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- Scott Biden, M.Sc.
PhD Student - FARE

"My experience as a graduate student in the Department of FARE has been very rewarding. The growing interest in food and agricultural related topics in today's society has provided a great deal of application to current world issues. The department also offers a very communal environment that has allowed me to form lasting relationships, both personally and academically."

- Ann-Renée, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

Scott Biden explains his interest in the environmental benefits of genetically modified foods and how it led him to pursue his PhD in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics with a focus on international development at the University of Guelph.
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- Scott Biden, M.Sc.
PhD Student - FARE

"I like the openness and the welcoming of the department. Everyone in the department knows each other and we're all on a first name basis. It feels like a good home away from home."
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- Nathaniel Whittingham, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"FARE professors have taught me to own my research project and to take responsibility for my work."
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- Edwige Tia
FARE Graduate Student 

"The Department of FARE was my graduate program of choice because of the diversified research programs and academic training that is available here. Students have the opportunities to pursue their interests and work on applied researches that help solve real world problems."

- Xin, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"My first impression of the University of Guelph was based around the openness to diversity and appreciation of hard work that is evident around campus. This impression was only strengthened by the graduate program in the Department of FARE. With knowledgeable faculty and staff, FARE offers a wide variety of research opportunities and meets the needs of many students with various interests."

- Predrag, PhD
FARE Graduate Student

 

"I chose to study in the Department of FARE because of the expertise and flexibility of the program. The instructors and students are highly regarded in the field of agricultural economics, and I have also been able to complete the International Development Studies program. The combination of these programs is providing me with the knowledge to be successful in a field where my direct interests lie."

- Derek, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

"Guelph is a great place to study and FARE is a top program in my chosen field. The faculty, staff and students are like a big family because we work together and help each other. During the first eight-month study, I have not only learned the theoretical knowledge, but also practical skills."

- Di, M.Sc.
FARE Graduate Student

 

"One thing that I like most about being a graduate student in the Department of FARE is the focus on consultation. Each semester students meet with the graduate study committee to discuss course selection, plan of research and ask questions."

- Na, PhD
FARE Graduate Student