The Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences is one of the largest in Canada and the University of Manitoba is the only university in the province to offer graduate programs leading to the MSc and PhD degrees in human nutritional sciences. The PhD program consists of coursework and a substantial research component.
Some topics of research include:
- Experimental nutrition: Exploring the role of nutrients and food components in basic biological processes, from the whole organism to the molecular level.
- Community and clinical nutrition: Focusing on policy development, food choice behaviour and novel approaches to disease management.
- Nutrition and immunity: Studying the effect of nutrients on body defense and immune systems including those involved in cell damage and repair and detoxification of environmental pollutants.