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Life Executive for the Class of 2021

Posted by stephanie rogers on June 3, 2021 in News
Robert Larsen, Leah Hocquard and Hannah Squires-Bavis.
Robert Larsen, Leah Hocquard and Hannah Squires-Bavis.

Meet your Life Executive for the Class of 2021.  Life President Robert Larsen, Valedictorian Leah Hocquard and Life Secretary Hannah Squires-Bavis.

Life President

The Life President is the main representative of the Class who will work with other life officers and the Faculty of Agriculture Alumni Association to ensure the interests of the Class are being observed in the matters of finance publicity, reunions and fundraising.

Robert is from Prince Edward Island and with his degree in Agricultural Business, plans to continue to work with his parents, Lorne and Brenda, and younger brother Justin, a second year Plant Science Diploma student at the AC, on their beef feedlot. He also operates a custom Agri-services business, Norring Road Custom, owned by his family.

“During our time at the AC, we have all had the chance to network with professors and experts in the industry and have developed strong relationships with peers who will be at the forefront of the agriculture industry in the years ahead,” said Robert.  “In this way, we will all be connected to the AC community for the rest of our lives.”

Life Secretary

Life Secretary will provide the link between the Class and the Faculty of Agriculture Alumni Association. They will handle correspondence with the Class executive and coordinate the mechanics of the Class mailing list for special class events and alumni gatherings.

Hannah is from Newfoundland and completed her B.Sc (honours) in Bio Veterinary science with a certificate in genetics and molecular biology

She chose the AC as she hopes to go to vet school, and work in an animal-related field

“The best thing about the Faculty of Ag is the tight-knit classes, your professors know you by name and remember you.”


The valedictorian is given the honor of representing all graduating students to the Faculty of Agriculture and the community during convocation ceremonies through the delivery of an address.

Leah comes from a small town in southern NB studying Animal Science (Major), Aquaculture (Minor), certificate in animal welfare, and has a certificate in business from Guelph. 

Leah grew up playing high level soccer and was team member and captain of the AC women’s varsity soccer team. She was involved in clubs and councils and made forever friendships and great memories to cherish. 

“The best thing about Faculty of Ag is the sense of community, work that matters and learning and working in an essential industry.”