About the Department of Food Science

The Department of Food Science offers diverse and highly rated educational programs, including a Distance Education Certificate, Short Courses in Dairy, Wheat, and Meat Processing, and of course Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Conferences and Symposiums

The Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph is hosting a symposium on April 22, 2014. The theme of the symposium is Science to Policy

Short Courses

The next course offering will be December 1-5, 2014.

Held since 1914, the annual Ice Cream Technology Course is the only one of its kind in Canada. Registration is limited due to the hands-on nature of the program.

This course will mark our banner centennial year! Special events are being planned - stay tuned.

Please see the attached poster regarding our Centennial.

This intensive week-long course provides participants with knowledge of the ingredients, processing and quality features of ice cream. The sessions examine the technical points of ice cream manufacturing, with an emphasis on the quality of the finished product. Lectures are complemented with lab sessions and demonstrations, and there is ample opportunity for personal contact with the instructor and industry colleagues.

The ice cream couse has ha a long and interesting history - more details are available here.


The University of Guelph (U of G), Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) and Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA), in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a Food Defense Awareness Workshop.