The Strategic Research Plan (SRP) emerged from a broad, thoughtful and engaged debate across the units of McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AES). It communicates our research priorities to key external stakeholders and audiences by providing a framework for aligning investment with Faculty priorities. The SRP recognizes the importance of individual expertise, academic disciplines and interdisciplinary collaboration to reach our research ambitions and goals. It also shapes how the Faculty links research with education in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Through our excellence in teaching and research, our international reach, and consistent with the motto of “Mastery for Service”, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences strives to meet humanity’s needs for food, health and a flourishing natural environment by applying our interdisciplinary strengths to address these global challenges.
The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is world-class center of academic excellence recognized for its contribution to the global grand challenges facing humanity and our environment, and for the exceptional quality of its student experience. We envision a future where AES contributes directly to the effective exchange of knowledge among academia, the private sector, government and the public for deploying effective solutions to anthropogenic global warming and climate change, as well as to food security and food safety. Ultimately, we envision a world in which all of humanity has access to a dependable supply of safe and nutritious food and services from flourishing managed and natural ecosystems.