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. Meghan Senger

    Keeping people and pets together

    Pre-veterinary students volunteer time and knowledge to help vulnerable people care for their animal companions

  2. Dean Stan Blade

    International Year of Pulses highlights powerful food of the future

    Dry peas and beans, lentils, chickpeas, can fight both disease and global warming

  3. Edward Bork

    Trees and grassland in agricultural landscapes help boost soil carbon storage

    ALES study shows surface soil gets up to 36 per cent increase

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