Experiential Learning in Bio-Resource Management

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2019

Back in December we told you what our Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM) degree program is all about. If you missed that article, check it out on our website.

As a refresher, in BBRM you have 3 majors to choose from; Environmental Management, Equine Management and Food Industry Management. Each of these majors are very different from each other but their experiential learning opportunities fall under the same umbrellas which we’ll break down for you now!

Applied Research

Courses such as Advanced Independent Research and Research in Food Science are available to students within certain BBRM majors. Courses like these allow students to conduct research under faculty guidance in an academic or industry setting.


Our Food Industry Management major within BBRM offers a co-op option for study. Co-op placements are good for networking, skill development, gaining hands-on experience, and a great way to try out different work environments to see if you could work in that industry in the future!

Visit recruitguelph.ca for more information on co-op at U of G.


Environmental Management students can take a course in third year where they will work in teams on an integrated project creating a detailed environmental report with policy recommendations and action plans.

Equine Management students have exclusive access to upper year courses with integrated experiential learning including Equine Event Management I & II, and an Equine Integrated Project. In these courses you will get the chance to work with and learn from industry professionals and world-renowned riders.

Field Courses

Within our BBRM majors there are many opportunities to complete investigation and analysis in a field location for full and partial semesters. Visit the BBRM website for details on the opportunities available in your major.

Extra-Curricular Actvities

As with all our degree programs, students in BBRM have plenty of opportunities to get involved and gain beneficial experiences outside of the offered courses. This could include exchanges, volunteer opportunities, field trips, clubs and student organizations, work-study placements and many more.

To name some examples of organizations you can join we offer a University of Guelph Wildlife Club, an Outdoors Club and the BBRM Student Council. To learn more about how to get involved as a BBRM student, we recommend visiting the BBRM website and checking out their featured student profiles.

Be sure to check out our Experiential Learning website for more information on EL at U of G.

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