In following the recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the Department of Chemistry (Food Science and Nanoscience)  is operating online and staff are working remotely.

For assistance, please contact the office at and your email will be redirected to the appropriate contact.

If you would like to set up a skype call, please email to set up an appointment.

We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.



The field of food science integrates knowledge from the disciplines of chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, law, and economics. It tackles timely issues including food safety, food security, genetically modified organisms, and food fraud. The food industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Food scientists work within this regulatory framework to develop, preserve, process, package, and distribute foods that are safe and nutritious. Canada is a major contributor to the global food industry. Agriculture and agri-food systems account for 1 in 8 jobs in Canada (AAFC, 2016). Professionals with knowledge of the entire food production continuum are needed in all levels of government, the food industry, and research. Learn more.