FARE Grad Students Receive McRorie Scholarships

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Three U of G graduate students are among six recipients of this year’s Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation (AICF) Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships. Recipients are recognized for their academic achievements, areas of study, leadership and career interests.

The scholarships, which are made available through the support of the RBC Foundation, were established in 1990 to honour AICF past-president and agri‑finance leader Douglas McRorie, a former vice-president of the Royal Bank of Canada.

The U of G scholarship winners are master’s students in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE).

Kai “Kevin” Chang is studying supply- and non‑supply-managed industries and the effectiveness of producer‑supported entry programs in the Ontario dairy industry. He has worked as a summer research and marketing contractor at the Embassy of Canada to Japan and volunteers with World Computer Exchange, which refurbishes computers to donate to rural communities in developing countries.

Shuang Li is conducting research on provincial and federal risk management programs for farmers, specifically how they may help Ontario field crop growers mitigate climate-related risks. She is also a volunteer with Let’s Talk Science, College Royal and Farm Smart, and participates in student clubs in horticulture and agricultural awareness.

Kelvin Tsang is researching the market for local and regional organic foods in Ontario to produce a typology of Ontario consumers. He is a graduate teaching assistant in FARE and a volunteer with Ontario Agricultural College Reach Ahead Days for high school students and the Business Reach Ahead Case Study Competition.