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Employment History

Member of the Fraser Valley Branch

British Columbia Institute of Agrologists

Regional Manager

BC Ministry

Research Analyst

BC Ministry

Member of the Fraser Valley Branch

Canadian Society of Extension

District Agriculturist

Abbotsford

Burns Foods

Regional Manager

South Coastal Region of the Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Fisheries

Education

M.Sc.
Food Science

B.Sc.
Animal Science
UBC

Web References (4 Total References)


ARTHUR LAING Class of 1970

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RON CHARLES

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Ron Charles was born in Dominica, an island nation in the West Indies, in 1945 and obtained a BSc (Agr) with a Major in Animal Science in 1970.
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After completing his MSc, Ron joined Burns Foods in Calgary, Alberta, as a Management Trainee.Three years later, in 1975, he moved back to BC to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as a Financial Analyst in Victoria.In 1982 he was appointed District Agriculturist at Abbotsford and since 1989 he has been a senior agrologist with the Ministry.His current position is Regional Manager - Industry Development for the South Coastal Region.In that position he works with a group of agrologists to encourage and facilitate growth and development of the agri-food sector on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.He is a member of the BC Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian Society of Extension.Ron has a continuing interest in adult literacy and for several years has volunteered as an English tutor at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.
Among Ron's reminiscences of his time at UBC are: "First year at UBC - 40 days of rain, persuading me to buy my very first umbrella; the joys of fresh cinnamon buns; frosh orientation; aggie week; Agriculture 100 lectures with Dean Blythe Eagles; hallway conversations with Professor Jake Biely; representing UBC at the International Agriculture Students Conference at the University of Delaware; being AUS representative on the AMS."


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Ronald J. Charles, P.Ag.Regional ManagerRonald is the Regional Manager, South Coastal Region of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in Abbotsford, BC.He is responsible for industry development programs.He is also a graduate of UBC with a B.Sc. (Agr.) majoring in Animal Science, and a M.Sc. in Food Science.Ronald has worked with Burns Foods in Alberta for two years before joining the BC Ministry of Agriculture as a Research Analyst at Victoria.He was appointed District Agriculturist at Abbotsford in 1982 and has been a senior agrologist with the South Coastal Region since 1989.Ronald is currently a Member of the Fraser Valley Branch of the BC Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian Society of Extension.


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Ronald J. Charles, P.Ag.Regional ManagerRonald is the Regional Manager, South Coastal Region of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in Abbotsford, BC.He is responsible for industry development programs.He is also a graduate of UBC with a B.Sc. (Agr.) majoring in Animal Science, and a M.Sc. in Food Science.Ronald has worked with Burns Foods in Alberta for two years before joining the BC Ministry of Agriculture as a Research Analyst at Victoria.He was appointed District Agriculturist at Abbotsford in 1982 and has been a senior agrologist with the South Coastal Region since 1989.Ronald is currently a Member of the Fraser Valley Branch of the BC Institute of Agrologists and the Canadian Society of Extension.

BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (BCMAFF)Jibran SharifIn the Internship Program (Kelowna office)After graduating with an Agricultural Economics degree in April 1999, I had the idea that I would go to work in an agriculturally related field.Instead, as luck would have it I found myself working in a junior management position for a large drugstore chain.Hoping to validate my degree, I kept looking for work in the field of Agriculture.


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