Departments and Schools
Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science
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 to meet growing demands for safe and nutritious foods; bioproducts; and healthy human environments. We practice cutting-edge research to improve the health and quality of life, from primary production and biotechnology in plant and animal sciences, to innovative food and agri-food products, and human nutrition and wellness.
Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary applied field that uses a holistic systems approach to examine the many contexts of people’s lives. In particular, we focus on the dynamic relationships people have with their near environments: clothing, family, home and community. Our mission is to create healthy human environments that enhance the quality of daily life.
Renewable Resources offers excellence in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about natural and managed ecosystems. We are a diverse group of academics united by a passion for wise management of natural resources based on understanding the integration of landscape elements and the biota with which we share the planet. Never has the need for our sort of science been more crucial, and we delight in the meaningful contributions of our students and staff to understanding interacting ecological systems ranging in scale from soil pedons to watersheds.
Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (formerly Rural Economy)
Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology faculty and students pursue excellence in socio-economic research and teaching. We are a unique group of applied economists and sociologists who focus on agriculture, forestry and issues of the environment. Our students and over 18 faculty members are involved in cutting-edge research on the socio-economic aspects of managing natural resources. Our research is interdisciplinary and involves collaborative efforts among natural and social scientists.
Alberta School of Forest Science & Management
The Alberta School of Forest Science & Management is the integration of ecological, economic and social forestry research and education. We highlight, guide and enhance the University of Alberta's commitment to education and research in the area of Forest Science & Management, by building and supporting effective local, provincial, national and international partnerships.
Devonian Botanic Garden
The Devonian Botanic Garden is a stunning 190 acre property made up of manicured gardens, mixed woodland vegetation and an extensive nature trail system. Highlights include the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden, butterfly and cactus showhouses, ornamental flower gardens, alpine gardens, herb, sensory and healing gardens and more. Research and education are key activities for us in promoting and sharing the discovery and knowledge of plants.
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