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The SEEDS Initiative connects students with our Faculty's people, improves academic pathways to and within our programs and builds up the skills that our students need to thrive in the agri-food industry. 

SEEDS stands for Student Enrolment, Experience & Development of Skills. The initiative takes a holistic approach to enhance the journey of our students through our Faculty and beyond. It takes a comprehensive data-driven approach to all aspects of recruitment, student progression through their academic programs, educational experience, successful graduation, and finally acting as our ambassador in the real world. With this initiative, we hope to engage our students and understand their needs so that we are able to provide what they need to become successful and responsible citizens.

Register below for upcoming events. Check back here often for new activities.


Wednesday, September 21 - Ice Cream Social for FHNS students

The Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences is having their first Ice Cream social, held from 4:30-7:30 pm on the Fort Garry campus. This event is open to students who are in the Human Nutritional and Food Sciences programs. Please contact the FHNS department for more information.  

Thursday, September 22 - SEEDS Launch

Join us on Thursday, September 22 for an evening of speakers, networking and information about the SEEDS Initiative. Student clubs, researchers and industry leaders will be in attendance to connect with students. Free food and cash bar.

Monday, October 17, 8 AM + 12 PM - World Food Day celebrations

Join us to celebrate World Food Day with TWO events!

8:15 AM - Breakfast Club

Come to the Atrium in the Agriculture Building between 8:15 and 10 am to receive a free breakfast (gluten-free!) served up by student members of Nutrition Education Community Outreach (NECO). 

12:00 PM - Food Sampling

Learn about food sustainability and sample food from around the world. This event will highlight food from the top countries that our international students come from. Speakers will include the Coordinator of the Winnipeg Food Council. 

Please RSVP for food planning purposes. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 19, 12:30-3:30 PM - Glenlea Tour

Come see what’s happening at the Glenlea Research Station!

All students, staff, and faculty from FAFS are welcome to join.

Make sure to RSVP by Oct 14 @ 4pm - Register here

First come, first serve, limited capacity. Transportation will be provided for those who sign up using the above link! Bus leaves @ noon and returns by 4pm.

Saturday, October 22, 1:00 PM - Bisons Game (IG Field)

Join the Dean's Office, academics and peer students to cheer on our very own Keenan Karrish (Bsc. Agriculture, Animal Systems) who joined the Bisons football team this fall. Get a Bomber dog or burger and Pepsi on the Dean. Free entry for students and for the first 25 faculty/staff.

Please RSVP so that we can reserve enough seats!


Learn more about Keenan's story.

Monday, November 14, 8:15 AM - Breakfast Club

Come to the Atrium in the Agriculture Building between 8:15 and 10 am to receive a free breakfast (gluten-free!) of "Unreal Oatmeal" served up by student members of Nutrition Education Community Outreach (NECO). 

Please RSVP for planning purposes. 

Friday, November 18, 5:30 PM - Taste Night at RCFTR

Join us at the Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research (RCFTR) for an informative and delicious evening!

Meet fellow students and faculty, network with industry professionals and enjoy tasty refreshments. Speakers include Merit Functional Foods, Little Brown Jug, and Dairy Farmers of Canada. Organized by student club Nutritional Education and Community Outrearch (NECO).

Space is limited - please RSVP to by November 4.


SEEDS plan

Read through the full range of activities outlined in the Student Enrolment, Experience and Development of Skills (SEEDS) strategic document. View document here.


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