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Graduate Opportunities

Arrell Food Institute provides graduate students the opportunity to engage in an experiential learning program that will prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders in the agri-food sector and address key agriculture and food challenges now and in the future.

Arrell Scholars receive:

  • workplace ready training
  • applied learning opportunities to connect with industry and non-academic partners in the agri-food sector
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with industry leaders through these partnerships on mutually beneficial projects
  • Opportunities to develop foundational skills in communication, teamwork and project management.

Unique graduate opportunities are available for incoming graduate students through the Arrell Graduate Scholarships.

Arrell Graduate Scholarships

Current Students

Are you a current graduate student at the University of Guelph? Consider applying for a Food from Thought research assistantship.

Food From Thought Research Assistantships

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Sugandha Raj, Praveena Thirunathan, Simone Weinstein (Provision Coalition Project Coordinator), Jared Stoochnoff, and Seyed Ahmadi pose with a Provision Coalition sign.

Community Partnerships

Community engaged projects prepare our students to become tomorrow’s leaders in the agri-food sector through experiential learning, while providing partner organizations with a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team to work through a challenge identified by the partner.

Interdisciplinary Network

Group of students poses in apple orchard

Yearbook: 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 cohort were an interdisciplinary group who tackled five big issues through their community partnership projects: climate change, food literacy, food waste, food security and protein sourcing.

Graduate News

A collage of photos of the new Arrell Scholars

New scholars join Arrell Food Institute

Five incoming students have each been awarded an Arrell Food Institute graduate scholarship worth $50,000 a year.

Evan, Leah and Amberley on stage with John Stackhouse with RBC graphic over

Disruptors: Students Prepare to Face a New Future

Students joined a discussion with RBC on how digital disruption is changing the skills we’ll need for the future of work.

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Victoria Lesy, Matt Orton, Nicole Unterlander, and Abigail Van Reisen

FeedBack: Resilience in Agricultural Diversity

This interdisciplinary team decided climate change in agriculture needed more attention and banded together with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario to help raise awareness about the topic.

FeedBack Blog

Sugandha Raj, Praveena Thirunathan, Simone Weinstein (Provision Coalition Project Coordinator), Jared Stoochnoff, and Seyed Ahmadi pose with a Provision Coalition sign.

FeedBack: Growing Together

The food waste and behavioural change team reflects on the cohort program and the opportunities they've taken with their community partner, Provision Coalition.

Fliers for the Seed and some vegetables sit on a table

FeedBack: Creativity wins in Guelph’s food waste reduction

A graduate team examine the paradox of food waste and food security locally.

Strawberries being irrigated with water

FeedBack: Water and Our Food

Food production and water resources are inextricably linked.

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