The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES), part of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, offers undergraduate courses and graduate degrees, focused upon three primary areas of research:

Our faculty members have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including Killam and McCalla Professorships, Canada Research Chairs, a Distinguished University Professor, and the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring...more


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    Will Proposed Changes To Food System Make It Easier for Canadians To Eat Healthier

    Yes, say UAlberta experts, science shows comprehensive marketing and labelling changes improve healthy eating and reduce risk of disease

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    Trump's pledges on free trade bode ill for Canada's agriculture industry

    Expect economic hardship here if U.S. leaves Trans-Pacific Partnership and implements other protectionism

  3. Beef export deal with Mexico could pave way to open other export markets

    End of 13-year ban on lower-grade beef has Canadian ranchers eyeing Asian markets.

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