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.
Are you a current graduate student at the University of Guelph? Consider applying for a Food from Thought research assistantship.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
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.
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.
New scholars join Arrell Food Institute
Five incoming students have each been awarded an Arrell Food Institute graduate scholarship worth $50,000 a year.
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.
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.
FeedBack: Creativity wins in Guelph’s food waste reduction
A graduate team examine the paradox of food waste and food security locally.