UM As we speak | College of Agriculture and Meals Sciences


8 June 2022 –

The spring convocation celebrating graduates of the College of Agriculture and Meals Sciences is Thursday, June 9. Meet a few of the members of this excellent group of scholars.

Lacey Calder
Diploma in Agriculture

Why did you select your program?

I selected to do diploma in agriculture as a result of I’ve all the time had a ardour for agriculture, I all the time knew that at some point I might pursue agriculture after secondary schooling. Nonetheless, what made me select the diploma program particularly was listening to all the nice experiences from individuals who had taken it earlier than me.

Inform us about your tutorial journey.

It was difficult to make college fully on-line throughout COVID, all of us needed to learn to undertake completely different educating strategies and maintain ourselves targeted. Though it was difficult, I imagine it ready us higher to face the true world. By doing this, we now have turn out to be higher in a position to work independently and we now have discovered to handle our schedules.

What recommendation would you give to a brand new scholar?

My recommendation to college students contemplating a Diploma in Agriculture program can be to attempt new issues whereas in college. Becoming a member of golf equipment and collaborating in extracurriculars are nice methods to community and make new friendships.

The place are you going subsequent?

Within the fall I’ll switch to Olds Faculty to acquire a Bachelor of Utilized Science in Agribusiness. After that is full, I sit up for returning to my household’s Grain and Beef Farm in Karlovry.

Adam DmitrievAdam Dmitriev
Diploma in Agriculture

Why did you select your program?

I select Diploma in Agriculture as a result of I had very particular necessities as a mature scholar. Full my increased schooling, and develop the required abilities and data that can serve me as I develop in my profession as a frontrunner in enterprise and administration. Given my horticultural background and need to be taught extra about Manitoba’s pioneering business, a Diploma in Agriculture was an ideal match. After the two-year program I can purchase the abilities and return to the workforce.

Inform us about your academic journey.

It was a really fascinating expertise to finish my total program remotely. Distant studying was helpful because it allowed me to create my very own research schedule. In fact the draw back was by no means assembly my classmates and trainers in particular person. Nonetheless, all of us discovered our personal distinctive manner of speaking and actively participating after a while as if it have been enterprise as standard. I really feel remoted from an unique membership of diploma grads, as solely we’ll know what it’s like to finish everything of a diploma remotely.

Favourite reminiscence of your occasion?

I had so many fantastic experiences throughout my time there. From discovering my love for clay, to becoming a member of the school as a scholar ambassador. The Digital Farm subject journey was nonetheless a blast as I used to be connecting and growing new relationships with lots of the individuals I got here throughout throughout the previous two years.

The place are you going subsequent?

I not too long ago accepted the function of small enterprise marketing consultant for Scotiabank and will probably be taking on my place on the Winkler department subsequent month. I’ve all of the fantastic instructors and employees on the agricultural faculty and diploma to thank for serving to me discover my place in agriculture.

molly bayKyungbin (Molly) Bae
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture – Animal System)

Why did you select your program?

I’ve a love and empathy for animals and an affinity for understanding. I initially wished to go to vet faculty.

Inform us about your academic journey.

The primary half of my diploma was in particular person, and the final half was on-line. Throughout COVID I positively missed going to lectures in particular person, excursions of laboratories and farm amenities which have been all delivered within the type of movies. However I additionally discovered to be versatile and adapt to a brand new fashion of studying, and plenty of professors and instructors do their finest to ease the transition and assist college students get the perfect out of the net studying expertise I’ve come throughout. I’m grateful

Favourite reminiscence of your occasion?

The primary introductory agriculture course was very memorable for me. It opened my eyes to an entire new world and perspective of the agri-food system, which I used to be unaware of, being from a non-agricultural background. The group debates, shows and subject journeys have been all very participating experiences – I can always remember standing in a subject simply steps away from a pack of bison! These experiences have been step one in growing the assorted delicate abilities that I took with me all through my diploma and would convey to the fore in my profession.

The place are you going subsequent?

In a literal sense – I am shifting to Ontario, the place my household settled on the very starting of COVID. I’m nonetheless in search of choices for my profession path and I hope to expertise quite a lot of issues within the subsequent few days. No matter doorways open for me, I’m excited and able to undergo them!

alexandra brogiAlexandra (Alex) Brogyo
Bachelor of Science (Human Vitamin Science) and Juris Physician (Regulation)

Why did you select your program?

After finishing my Bachelor of Arts in 2016, I began learning on the College of Science planning to finish my diploma in Biology; Nonetheless, I discovered myself extra curious to know in regards to the human physique. I took a diet class as an elective and fell in love! That is after I determined to go to the Human Vitamin Science Program.

Inform us about your academic journey.

The time I spent finishing my Bachelor of Science was distinctive as I accomplished it as a full-time legislation scholar on the Robson Corridor College of Regulation – I’m graduating with each levels at this 12 months’s spring convocation ! The expertise was difficult in addition to rewarding. Between research, lectures, assignments, exams, half time jobs, volunteering, competing in moots, attending labs, and coaching on the health club each morning, I handle to prepare my time and full my duties effectively. turned! Throughout my years at UM, I’ve discovered to cease listening to what others are doing, and as a substitute prioritize the issues that convey me probably the most pleasure. I’ve all the time seen myself as my greatest competitor – this has been an enormous driving think about my success.

What recommendation would you give to a brand new scholar?

Once I first began learning science on the undergraduate stage, I had all the time assumed that if you happen to wished to review the human physique, it’s best to main in biology. After trying on the program necessities and discovering that numerous analysis entails the research of vegetation and animals, I rapidly discovered myself dropping curiosity. On the time, I did not know that college students who have been extra fascinated with studying in regards to the human physique, physiology, anatomy, and so on., might research in one of many different distinctive applications provided by UM, similar to human diet science. can take pleasure in. , The lab work, group assignments, volunteer alternatives, and so on. have been in step with my pursuits, making my diploma memorable and pleasurable from begin to end.

The place are you going subsequent?

I’ve accepted a place with Fillmore Riley LLP, the place I’ll have publicity to varied areas of observe, together with company/business legislation, securities legislation, and mental property legislation. I plan to make use of this subsequent 12 months of my profession as a possibility to seek out out what subject I need to observe in earlier than I get my name on the bar in June 2023. I am excited to see how the range of my schooling will assist me discover one. The sector of observe that I’m captivated with, and the place my profession will take me within the subsequent 5, 10, 20+ years.

Kelsey VogoKelsey Vogo
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture – Plant Biotechnology)

Why did you select your program?

I selected the Plant Biotech program as a result of I knew I wished to do one thing science associated at college and it seemed like a really fascinating program to me.

Inform us about your academic journey.

Taking courses remotely was difficult. I actually missed the human interplay, and having the ability to speak with classmates.

Favourite reminiscence of your occasion?

My favourite reminiscence of this system was after I took a plant biotechnology class, and a part of the lab we needed to change a plant to make it herbicide resistant.

The place are you going subsequent?

I plan to take the autumn time period and simply give attention to swimming, I actually need to begin my masters diploma in winter whereas persevering with to coach in pool with the purpose of constructing my second olympic staff in 2024 .



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