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
The 6th annual graduate student conference took place on May 9, 2013 at the Humanities Centre. The theme for the conference was “Edible Exchange: Tabling the Future of Food.” Dr. Michael Bell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the keynote speaker with his address titled "In Your Face: Why Food Is Politics and Why It Isn't a System."
On May 6, 2013, Dan Slavik successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis in Rural Sociology titled "'Knowing Nanuut': Bankslanders Knowledge and Indicators of Polar Bear Population Health."
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Bielawski joined the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology as a professor under a joint appointment with the Faculty of Native Studies. She officially took this position as of January 1, 2013.