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. Jens Walter

    Modern sanitation may reduce bacterial diversity in our gastrointestinal tract

    While sanitation reduces the spread of pathogens, study suggests it also reduces the transmission of potentially beneficial gut bacteria

  2. Catherine Denny

    Bee count one of six ALES projects to receive ACA funding

    Grad students also funded for grizzly bear, fungi, wasp research

  3. NUFS 450 student Wai Yan Wong

    Creativity on display as food science students show their new food products

    Desserts, drinks, snacks among nifty new food products developed by students

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