The Department would like to congratulate Professor Alfons Weersink for being awarded the 2016 OAC Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes the effectiveness of OAC faculty in contributing to the education of OAC students and for the faculty member's commitment to learning by OAC students. A member of the department since 1989, Alfons has proven himself an exceptional instructor and mentor. He has taught over 20 different courses to over 3500 aggies.
The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society hosted an awards ceremony at their annual meeting to recognize and encourage excellence in agricultural economics and related fields. Several members of the FARE family were recognized for excellence in research. M.Sc. alumna Jessica Kelly won the CAES Outstanding Masters Thesis Award for her thesis "The Farm Share in Canada from 1997 to 2010: Identifying Trends in Value Distribution Along the Agri-Food Supply Chain" (Alfons Weersink was her advisor). FARE faculty member Richard Vyn and M.Sc.
The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society hosted an awards ceremony in Vancouver to recognize and encourage excellence in agricultural economics and related fields. FARE's own Alan Kerr, Alfons Weesink, Rakhal Sarker, Rachael Vriezen and Tor Tolhurst were all recognized for their achievements.
Check out a collection of photos taken at the event below.
FARE M.Sc. student, Robin Smart, won this years CAES Outstanding M.Sc. Thesis award for her thesis entitled "Measuring the impact of food safety recalls on firms: An event study if the 2008 Listeria Monocytogenes recall in Canada". Congratulations to Robin!