The production and distribution of food is one of the most important economic activities in the world. The health and welfare of people everywhere depend on the effective processing, storage, and handling of food.

In Canada, the food industry employs approximately 288,000 people and accounts for 12 per cent of total employment in manufacturing in the country. Food scientists contribute their expertise to improve quality and quantity of food produced and to respond to issues such as irradiation of foods, genetically modified foods, food contamination, and preservation. Visit the Admissions website for program information, important deadlines, how to apply and more.