Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences
Graduate Chair: Bob Tyler
Graduate Secretary: email@example.comPhone: (306) 966-6940
Department of Food and Bioproduct SciencesUniversity of Saskatchewan
51 Campus DriveSaskatoon SK CAN S7N 5A8
I've been very impressed with the structure of the graduate program here at the U of S. My M.Sc. advisory committee is thoroughly interested in my research and my success in the program. The enthusiasm of my supervisor keeps things exciting and me motivated. I have had access to some fantastic on-campus resources including the Canadian Light Source and Structural Sciences Centre. Through my generous scholarship, that also provides money for travel to conferences, I am able to live well and focus on my research.
M.Sc. student in the area of lipid nanostructures
Saskatchewan is known as the "bread basket of Canada", referring to its strength as a primary producer of agricultural commodities and its contributions to agro-biological science and biotechnology. These areas extend the scope of agriculture to food and bioproducts. The Food and Bioproducts Sciences Department has two streams of research; food science and applied microbiology. Food Science applies principles from chemistry, biology, microbiology and engineering to the study of food and the development of food technology and to non-food uses of agricultural materials.
Faculty interests include: value-added crop utilization; novel techniques to detect food adulteration; lipid quality and utilization; food nanotechnology; food enzymology; meat quality; microbial bioproducts; lipid biotechnology; food and environmental microbiology; protein quality and utilization; and mycology, microbial biotechnology and bioproducts.
The Department of Food and Bioproducts is housed in the state-of-the-art College of Agriculture building, a prominent edifice on the beautiful U of S campus. This research driven unit focuses on small class size, ready access to and help from faculty supervisors, and hands-on experiential training in numerous high-caliber facilities, including: food and bioproduct chemistry and analysis laboratories; food microbiology laboratories; molecular and environmental microbiology laboratories; product development and sensory evaluation laboratories; biotechnology research facilities; and food and bioproduct processing facilities.
Terms start in September, May and January. International applications should be completed (and student accepted) at least 3 months prior to the start of the term to allow time for processing of student visa documents.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Most food and bioproduct sciences students recieve a student stipend and/or scholarship. Funding sources include:
External Scholarships: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, Canadian Wheat Board, Fellowships, J.H. Wesson Memorial Scholarship.
Internal Scholarships: Dean's Scholarships, Department Devolved Graduate Scholarships (DS), College of Agriculture and Bioresources Postgraduate Scholarships, Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF).
With a postgraduate degree or diploma in Food Science, students have numerous unique career opportunities in the agri-food sector within Canada and throughout the world. Food and bioproduct sciences graduates play leadership roles in academia, government or agri-food or bio-based industries. These students occupy key positions in management, research and development and quality assurance.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.