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. Brenda Parlee

    Study of the Commons conference has something for everyone

    Nearly 600 papers will be presented at global conference May 25 to 29

  2. Brent Swallow

    Brent Swallow wins Graduate Supervisor Award

    He mentors by empowering, says one of his students, allowing them to accomplish things they thought they couldn't

  3. Krisha Lim

    REES students rise to the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge

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

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  1. Convocation

    June 02 2015

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