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
UAlberta researchers team up with First Nations to share traditional knowledge on climate change and Northern development in permanent exhibit at Telus World of Science
REES graduate student Cathryn Sprague is an M.Sc. candidate studying Rural/Environmental Sociology. In this piece, she shares her firsthand experiences and insights in conducting research in the area of food citizenship.
On September 27, 2013, REES Assistant Professor Feng Qiu won the 2013 German Society of Economic and Social Sciences (GEWISOLA) Best Paper Award, which was announced at the 53rd GEWISOLA Annual Meeting held in Berlin.