August 16: CME to Provide Management Development Course to Graduate Students participating in OMAFRA HQP program
Nearly $700,000 in new scholarships for emerging leaders in the agri-food and bioeconomy sectors has been awarded to 32 graduate students at the University of Guelph. The funding is provided via the University's partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
The scholarships — worth $17,300 a year for master’s students and $21,000 a year for doctoral students — are part of the High Quality Personnel (HQP) program. Introduced as part of the renewed U of G/OMAFRA partnership, it provides nearly $5 million over five years for graduate scholarships in priority areas, including environmental sustainability, agricultural and rural policy, emergency management, and food and health.
CME is also playing a significant role in this program, offering the course Integration of Science and Business in Agrifood Systems (UNIV*6050) that the students will all take as part of the HQP program.