The Faculty

Our Mission

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to ensure that humanity's present and future food, health and natural resource needs are met while protecting the environment.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES), one of McGill University’s 11 faculties, is at the forefront of advances in applied bioscience, food, nutritional and environmental sciences research and teaching. Located on the Macdonald Campus at the western tip of the island of Montreal, the Faculty is centred within one of the highest concentrations of high-tech activity in Canada. The FAES offers unique multidisciplinary research programs that bring together health, environment, food and nutrition, bioproducts, biotechnology and the agriculture sectors.

The FAES’s strategic research activities range from basic molecular sciences to applied agricultural, food and environmental sciences, with medical and industrial applications. In the last three years, the Faculty has leveraged $45 million in research funding, led collaborations with more than 30 industrial and institutional partners, and developed numerous international projects. State-of-the-art facilities for teaching, training and research in applied biosciences and biotechnologies, including bioprocessing laboratories and environmental sciences, meet growing demand in these disciplines.

For more than 150 years, McGill University has been setting the pace for research and innovation and has consistently maintained this record of excellence. The only Canadian institution included in the world’s top 25 universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement, McGill was also ranked as Canada’s leading research university by Research Infosource in 2005.

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