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. Yvette Thompson

    REES graduates take the next step

    Department graduates record number of students in 2014

  2. John Parkins

    Faculty hosts annual awards celebration

    John Parkins and four REES faculty members and instructors honoured for their contributions

  3. ALES launches centennial celebrations

    Highlights include panel discussion hosted by Kim Campbell, a 20-minute skit of faculty's history and launch of a book chronicling ALES' first 100 years.

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