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. Roy Berg

    Honouring a true Alberta pioneer

    Research ranch renamed Roy Berg Kinsella Research Station after U of A researcher who revolutionized the beef cattle industry

  2. Stacey Seufert

    Pulse Pops tops them all

    Team of AFNS students wins national food development competition

  3. Carla Prado

    New CAIP Chair tips scales against obesity

    CAIP Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health to advance research on food choices and body composition

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