Agricultural Biotechnology

FOOD PRODUCTION. ENVIRONMENT. SCIENCE & SOCIETY.

Welcome to Agricultural Biotechnology

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

Congratulations to everyone who presented at URSCA 2020!

Due to the volume of abstracts received, student oral and poster presentations took place concurrently throughout the day. Each presentation was evaluated by two judges and the results were tabulated. The quality of the work presented led to several two-way and three-way ties in several categories. The Grand Prize Oral Presentation and Grand Prize Oral Presentation presenters, each scored 39/40! Congratulations to all presenters for their outstanding achievements in undergraduate research and their participation in a boundless day of scientific discovery.

Undergraduate Courses in Agricultural Biotechnology

Students who pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural biotechnology will take courses in agricultural studies, biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, economics, mathematics and physics. They may also take courses recommended for the degree in neuroscience and statistics. Topics covered may include the evolution of agriculture, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, ecology, evolution, plant biotechnology, animal physiology, probability & statistics, organic chemistry, physics, microbiology, agricultural policy and agricultural economics

Course Highlight: Agricultural Studies 1000 | The Evolution of Agriculture

A survey of the major achievements in agriculture, spanning its origins until the present. Particular emphasis on agricultural-related activities in Europe and North America. The role of Indigenous peoples and women in agriculture, world food issues, and the environmental consequences of modern agriculture.

 

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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