• Our graduate students are involved in a wide variety of projects such as the study of influence of above ground plant functional diversity on below ground functions; genetic analysis of resistance to fusarium head blight winter wheat populations; genomic selection and performance prediction in brassicas; molecular characterization of effector-host interaction between Leptosphaeria maculans and Brassica napus; predicting soybean phenology in Manitoba; optimization of plant spatial arrangement for dry bean production, just to name a few.

    Program courses include plant genomics, genetic mapping in plants, advanced weed science, epidemiology of plant disease, advanced plant pathology, bioinformatics and more. A plant science seminar course provides the opportunity to develop scientific communication skills for a variety of academic settings and formats.

    Graduate students can work along side internationally recognized researchers in our well-equipped, state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, an ample greenhouse space and controlled-environment chambers, an on-campus field research station and a larger off-campus station situated on prime agricultural soil. Additionally, graduate students have the opportunity to work with adjunct professors at either of two Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research and development centres.

Graduate program courses

Course outlines

Program information available in the Academic Calendar

Advanced Plant Science Seminar schedule

Graduate Student Opportunities

Available MSc and PhD positions

No position postings available.

Graduate student resources

Contact Us

Department of Plant Science
222 Agriculture Building
66 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8221
204-474-7528