Fifteen clubs and committees keep the FSAA busy.
You will, without a doubt, find a way to get involved according to your field of interest. At the Faculty, you can take part in the student radio station, the Agriculture, Food Sciences and Consumer Sciences Week, while stopping in at the Nutrition Information Center or even the Ultrac.
Student clubs and committees
AgroCité is a group of students from Université Laval entrepreneurs who are working to develop a cooperative business model of urban agriculture.
AGRAL is the newspaper created by and for the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences students. Its preferred topic, though not exclusively, is agri-food. A small team of writers works on a new edition every month, but each faculty student is free to contribute content. This faculty newspaper is made possible thanks to everyone's participation.
BEN is a student-run information center concerning nutrition. It is exclusively made up of Université Laval nutrition undergraduates. Their mission is to:
- raise awareness on the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.
March is a very important month since it marks the month of nutrition and the center plans various activities and conferences on the subject.
BRASSTA created by students in the Food Science and Technology program, BRASSTA is open to all students who want to learn more about the world of beer and get an introduction to the brewing process.
Club d'expertise is a competitive club. Throughout the year, they go head to head with other colleges and universities in the field of agriculture. The competitions are divided into two parts:
The team's mission to represent Université Laval at a provincial and national level.
Club Phyto-Sol is responsible for the plants found growing here and there throughout the Paul-Comtois Pavilion but its contribution to student life does not end there. The club plans several outings, visiting farmers to enable students to come learn more about crop production. Each term the club also holds a traditional plant sale.
SAAC is a project fully-organized by FSAA students, in close collaboration with key stakeholders from the agri-food industry. Students from all programs work together to hold three days of agri-food exhibits, activities and conferences. This event, open to the general public, is the biggest Canadian show organized by students. It takes place in January at ExpoCité.
Club de Zootechnie organizes and coordinates a variety of activities that allow students to improve their knowledge of animal science. Whether through tours, field trips, or conferences, the club tries to make the world of science and animal production more accessible to faculty students.
As the name suggests, this committee informs, as well as coordinates and organizes numerous activities for the benefit of FSAA graduates.
Comité sportif organizes varied athletic activities for FSAA students throughout the year.
CPAAC plans the annual FSAA Career Day. This event takes place in February and permits faculty students to get in contact with agri-food and financial businesses. For students, it is a good opportunity to network.
La Fromagerie Campus now involves about thirty FSAA students, most from the science curriculum and food technology. They get involved to improve their knowledge in the field of cheese manufacturing.
IAAS seeks to reveal the world's realities to FSAA students and prompts them to do their part. The committee deals with:
• welcoming and integrating FSAA foreign students
• the promotion of fair trade and buying local
• mentoring students who would like to pursue internships abroad
• fostering intercultural interactions, supporting sustainable agriculture
• and much more.
They work in collaboration with several university campus committees as well the city of Quebec.
Radio Céréal is the student radio station for the Paul-Comtois Pavilion. Serving students, it broadcasts and advertises the many activities that take place at the FSAA. It also provides background music for the cafeteria and music at events.
Created in 1999, the ULtrac team annually competes in mini tractor design competition, the "1/4 Scale Tractor Competition", organized by the ASABE. The FSAA is proud to say that the ULtrac exceeds expectations year after year. This committee is not only involved in mechanical aspects, but must also learn the aspects of finance, communication and sponsorship.
Toast Café is a café entirely managed by FSAA students. As the first concession stand on campus, it employs more than 10 students annually.
For over 20 years, Via has promoted and raised awareness for agro-ecological alternatives. With a vision of sustainable development, it organizes several presentation activities. In addition to an ecological garden, Via Agro-écologie upkeeps a library that is available for FSAA students.
Via has three objectives: