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. Ben Willing

    Faculty hosts annual awards celebration

    Ben Willing wins research award while 12 AFNS faculty members, FSOs and instructors are recognized for their teaching contributions

  2. Colin Coros

    DNA lab for livestock takes major step

    Delta Genomics becomes full-fledged company, celebrates end of government funding

  3. ALES launches centennial celebrations

    Highlights include panel discussion hosted by Kim Campbell, a 20-minute skit of faculty's history and launch of a book chronicling ALES' first 100 years.

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