At the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, we are committed to finding solutions to sustainably feeding a hungry and growing world. Our five departments provide the foundation for our broad array of research activities, both basic and applied. We have over a century of innovative products and practices that have transformed the world.


AgBio faculty and researchers actively collaborate across the university, as well as nationally and internationally. We have created strong, productive partnerships with numerous governments, private enterprises, producer groups, research centres, and industry associations to develop a sophisticated network for applied science, business, and policy development. Outrearch, technology transfer and information sharing is an important part our research.

Research Chairs

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is proud to host over 30 research chairs, including a Canada Research Chair, a Canada Excellence Research Chair, three Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chairs (IRC), 13 Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program Chairs, two Ministry of Agriculture Endowed Chairs, and several other government- and industry-sponsored chairs. 

IYPH Seminar Series

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year was an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the College of Arts and Science Department of Biology, the Global Institute for Water Security, and the Global Institute for Food Security are proud to have presented a monthly seminar series featuring local and international experts on plant health and environmental sustainability. 

Please visit the website of the FAO United Nations for information on 2021, the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables!