UAlberta to expand agriculture research

October 21, 2020

The University of Alberta will receive funding over the next three years from the province’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The $3.7M will move several government research programs to the institution. The province hopes that the move will enhance the quality of the research and create valuable learning opportunities for students. In addition to the transfer of programs, the funding will support increased capacity for additional scientists and technicians within UAlberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. “The agreement today brings together the collective expertise to strengthen research and discovery that will lead to tangible benefits, including a more abundant, lower-cost food supply for all Albertans, higher returns for farmers, and a higher quality of life for rural communities,” said UAlberta president Bill Flanagan. UAlberta | Edmonton Journal (AB)