FARE graduate student research excellence recognized

The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society hosted its awards ceremony at their annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec on June 19. These awards recognize research excellence in agricultural economics and related fields. Three alumni from the FARE graduate program were recognized.

  • Ph.D. alumna Rebecca Elskamp won the CAES Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award for her thesis “Essays in Economic Behaviour in Multi-Unit Auctions”. Professor Alan Ker was Rebecca’s thesis advisor.  
  • Ph.D. alumnus Peter Slade received honourable mention in the CAES Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award for his thesis “Essays in Economic Behaviour and Interaction”. Professor John Cranfield was Peter’s thesis advisor.  
  • M.Sc. alumna Regan Arntz-Gray won the CAES Outstanding M.Sc. Thesis Award for her thesis “Economic Implications of a Changing Yield Weather Relationship”. Professor Alan Ker was Regan’s thesis advisor.

These awards reflect significant recognition by our professional society, and acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and contribution of researchers in FARE towards advancing public discourse and understanding of market phenomenon.

Since 2005, FARE graduate students have won (or been a co-recipient) of the Outstanding M.Sc. award nine times, and the Outstanding Ph.D. award (which is awarded every three years) twice.

Our sincere congratulation to all whose efforts were recognized!