Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (formerly Rural Economy) faculty and students pursue excellence in cutting edge socio-economic research and teaching.  

We offer graduate degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Forest Economics, Rural Sociology, and Risk and Community Resilience.

We also offer joint degree programs with the School of Business and the Department of Economics. Undergraduate and graduate teaching and research is focused on: environmental economics, environmental sociology, forest economics, natural resource sociology, development sociology, development economics, production economics, industrial organization, food safety, markets and consumer studies, agricultural trade, agribusiness, Aboriginal and northern studies, co-operatives, and many other areas of study. ... more 


  1. Krisha Lim

    REES students rise to the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge

    Competitors have three minutes to explain their research and findings in simple terms

  2. Moni Holowach

    Alternative Reading Week trips sharpen lecture lessons

    ALES students exchanged service for information in India, Cuba and Edmonton's inner-city

  3. Henry An

    Big yield gains in maize produced with conservation agriculture

    International study attracts strong interest online

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  1. Convocation

    June 02 2015

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