Research strengths

One of the most research-intensive faculties at the University of Manitoba, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is recognized across Canada and around the world for expertise across several key areas.

Our researchers

Our researchers provide informed and sound outreach, particularly for the agriculture sector in
Manitoba, but increasingly to global agro-food and nutrition and wellness communities.

Research centres and capabilities

The faculty’s research infrastructure includes specialized facilities, modern laboratories and collaborative research centres where our scientists and students work to address our research priorities.

Supporting our research

Potatoes covered in soil sit in wire baskets.

Research Chair in Potato Sustainability campaign

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has partnered with the Manitoba potato industry to establish a Research Chair in Potato Sustainability with the goal of becoming a world leader in cutting-edge potato research, education, and extension to support a thriving and resilient potato industry in Manitoba and beyond. The remarkable performance of the province’s potato sector, coupled with the changing nature of global food production and distribution, makes this an ideal time to pursue the establishment of the Chair.

A rendering of the Prairie Crops and Soils Research Facility

Prairie Crops and Soils Research Facility campaign

The University of Manitoba's new Prairie Crops and Soils Research Facility will be a cornerstone of research excellence, building on the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences' global reputation for innovation, rigour, and discovery. Your support will make it possible.

Engage with us

We have a coordinated research team committed to driving investigation and innovation forward in the faculty. Our research facilitator offers support for faculty members in identifying, planning and preparing competitive grant and contract applications.

  • Dr. Nazim Cicek
    Associate Dean, Research
    Room 256 Agriculture Building
    66 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    204-474-6082
    agresear@umanitoba.ca

  • Dr. Chantal Bassett
    Research facilitator
    Room 248A Agriculture Building
    66 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    204-290-7302
    chantal.bassett@umanitoba.ca