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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.

Check back here for new events and opportunities. 


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 + 5 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). 

5:00 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, 11 AM - Tailgate Party (IG Field)

Join us for a BBQ before we head to the game to cheer on our own Keenan Karish, one of the newest recruits of Bison's Football team and recipient of BMO's Future Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. 

Learn more about Keenan's story.

Thursday, November 17 - Industry Mixer

Join us as we bring together leaders from our industry and students for an evening of mingling and music. 


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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