Mariah Arches

  • A headshot of ambassador Mariah Arches.
  • BSc Human Nutritional Sciences

    Mariah was born and raised in the Philippines and resides in Winnipeg. She graduated high school from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute. The combination of her interest in science, food and health led her to join the faculty and discovered her newfound passion for human health, which has grown tremendously since then. Mariah is also a member of the Nutrition Education and Community Outreach (NECO). In her spare time, Mariah enjoys cooking, tennis and ultimate frisbee.

    Mariah's advice to first-year self: "Enjoy and engage in areas that will help you discover what you are truly passionate about, even if they have nothing to do with the career you are trying to pursue."

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Antonio De Luca

  • Student ambassador Antonio De Luca
  • Diploma in Agriculture and BSc Agribusiness

    Antonio is from Winnipeg and graduated from Oak Park High School. Some of his interests include marketing and communications, biking and music. Antonio graduated with his Diploma and continued into the BSc of Agribusiness where he is in his second year of studies.

    Antonio's advice to first-year self: "Build relationships, seek out connections, and take advantage of every opportunity you can."

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Tyler Pankiw

  • A headshot of ambassador Tyler Pankiw.

    Tyler Pankiw

  • BSc Agribusiness

    Tyler is from the grand metropolis of Dufrost, Manitoba and graduated from Morris High School in 2020. He is a third-generation Canadian grain and beef farmer on his family's farm. Naturally, Tyler grew to appreciate the prairies and the vast opportunities in the agriculture sector. Tyler learnt what it takes to run a farm and its many challenges. Enjoying the chase for further education, he decided to expand his knowledge in electrical trades, Class 1 driving and now Agribusiness. When he is not working during the school term, you can find him playing volleyball for the Bumper Crops rec team, working out at the gym, on a tractor or skiing at one of Manitoba's finest ski resorts. 

    Tyler's advice to first-year self: "Get out there and meet people. There are hundreds of events and gatherings throughout the fall and winter terms. The University's social accounts do a great job of advertising these events."                                                Editor's note: Visit us on Instagram: um_agfoodsci

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