Agricultural Biotechnology

FOOD PRODUCTION. ENVIRONMENT. SCIENCE & SOCIETY.

Welcome to the Agricultural Biotechnology Program

This program focuses on the life sciences, with prominence given to the application of biotechnology in agriculture.

Studying agricultural biotechnology will give you a strong science and economics background rooted in both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and focusing on the issues, research and course materials relevant to agriculture. In this lab-extensive, hands-on learning environment, you will concentrate on the physiology of microbes, plants and animals, as well as the systems they thrive in — helping you build technical skills in areas such as biochemistry and molecular biology. As a multidisciplinary major, agricultural biotechnology takes full advantage of resources and course offerings in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Economics. This multi-faceted approach allows you to explore new applications in science and develop fresh perspectives about how to address challenges in food production through changes in economics, production or diversification.

Program Highlights

Big Bang Weekend

Big Bang Weekend: Science Building Grand Opening

It all starts with a bang! Celebrate the grand opening of Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education. Explore the mysteries of the universe with FREE hands-on activities, interactive workshops, exciting performances and opportunities to talk to Canada’s leading scientists.

Join us September 13-14! This exciting event will feature interactive exhibits from Beakerhead Creative Society, speakers and tours of the new facilities in a fun and family-friendly community event.

The building adds 36,000 sq. metres to the campus footprint, but more importantly, it helps to define the University’s direction for the future. It will advance our region and province, providing incredible opportunities for generations to come.

Click below to view the Facebook event for schedule details.

PUBlic Professor Series: 5-Minute Edition

In celebration of the grand opening of the Science and Academic Building, the University of Lethbridge will bring together an assembly of influential and emerging researchers, our faculty members, for a fast and furious version of our very successful PUBlic Professor Series.

The PUBlic Professor Series: 5-minute Edition, is designed to showcase the diversity of research interests within the University in an entertaining format. Each professor will have five minutes and 15 PowerPoint slides to do a presentation on their research. The slides will automatically advance every 20 seconds, requiring the speaker to keep pace.

FREE. Everyone welcome. Seating is limited so arrive early.

Friday, September 13, 2019
1:30-3:30PM
Science & Academic Building (SAB) Auditorium (SA8002)

NSERC Funding

U of L researchers awarded more than $1.8 million in NSERC funding

Eleven University of Lethbridge researchers have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants worth approximately $1.8 million, payable in instalments of anywhere from one to five years.

“University of Lethbridge researchers were very successful this year, with 11 out of 14 applications being awarded funding,” says Dr. Erasmus Okine, U of L vice-president (Research). “This funding of almost $2 million demonstrates the calibre of research our scientists are engaged in and I congratulate each one of them.”

 

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Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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