Award: Inaugural Research Assistant to be Awarded Top Graduate Student Convocation Award

Thu, 6, June, 2019 by Food from Thought

One of Food from Thought’s inaugural research assistants, Andrew Nixon, will receive U of G’s top convocation award for graduate students. The Forster Medal, named for the late Donald Forster (a former U of G president), recognizes academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.

Andrew, a master’s student in management, received the award for accomplishments that include founding the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education Global Student Voices, co-founding the Guelph Agri-Food Network, and co-founding Zerocery, an online zero-waste grocery retailer. He is joining the University this fall with an Arrell Scholarship to do a PhD in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, working under the supervision of Dr. Simon Somogyi.