Faculty, Staff, Student News

  • Murray Fulton and co-author Konstantinos Giannakas were the 2017 winners of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society’s Enduring Quality Award for their article, “Inserting GM Products into yhe Food Chain: The Market and Welfare Effects of Different Labeling and Regulatory Regimes” published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in 2004

     Murray Fulton

  • Dionne Pohler won the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award at the Labor and Employment Relations Association conference, Anaheim, California, 1–4 June 2017

     Dionne Pohler

  • Eric Micheels won the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources

     Eric Micheels

  • Paul Thompson, an MPA student at the School of Public Policy, joined us in February to work on the development of a MOOC (massive open online course) on co-operative governance. The MOOC will run for six weeks beginning in mid-October 2017 and is free to anyone, anywhere in the world.

     Paul Thompson

  • Centre Research Co-ordinator Yawen Luo left full-time employment with the Centre to become a PhD student in the School of Public Policy

     Yawen Luo

  • Amanda Sampson, a graduate student researcher involved with the Saskatoon Co-op Association governance review project and an MPP student at the School of Public Policy, left the Centre in September for an eight-month internship with the Department of Agriculture in Regina.

     Amanda Sampson

  • We have two new young scholars with us for the fall term. Esther Schmitt is from Germany but studying for her PhD at the University of València in Spain. She is here working with Murray and Brett on the governance aspects of her dissertation. Danilo Vasconcellos is pursuing a master’s degree in co-operative management at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. He is here working with Centre Fellow Abdullah Mamun on credit risk in financial co-operatives.


Esther Schmitt and Danilo Vasconcellos

  • We also have visiting scholar Sevasti (Sevie) Chatzopoulou, on sabbatical leave from Roskilde University in Denmark, with us for the next six months. Both she and her husband, Kostas Karantininis, were students of Murray’s. Kostas, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is at the University of Saskatchewan this year as Van Vliet Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

     Sevie Chatzopoulou