The Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is a unique department, the first of its kind in North America, reflecting the integration of many disciplines across Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. AFNS is committed to achieving excellence in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge with the goal of improving the health and quality of life. Disciplines range from primary production and biotechnology in plant and animal sciences, to innovative food and agri-food products, and human nutrition and wellness. The Department boasts 64 professors, 38 adjunct professors, over 230 graduate students, and more than 300 research and support staff, and includes the divisions of Animal Science, Plant Biotechnology, Food Science and Bioresource Technology, and Human Nutrition.


  1. Cathy Chan

    Serving up a Pure Prairie celebration

    This year’s Community Scholar Award winners, Catherine Chan and Rhonda Bell, know a thing or two about the benefits of enjoying a fresh and healthy meal.

  2. Daniel Neuman

    Students endorse international learning experiences

    Stints volunteering, job shadowing deepened understanding and developed contacts

  3. Jens Walter

    Feds provide major support for two ALES research programs

    Projects on human gut health and tree breeding are two of nine sharing $2 million in funding to the U of A

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