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. Jonathan Curtis

    Polyols and soils projects win top Alberta science honours

    ALES’ Lipid Chemistry Group and Breton Plots each earn ASTech awards

  2. John Wolodko

    Faculty enhances its focus on bioresource research and training

    Faculty hires new Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Strategic Chair in Bio and Industrial Materials

  3. Marleny Aranda Saldana

    Potato by-products produce eco-friendly plastic films

    Starch-based bioactive films have antioxidant and antimicrobial characteristics

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