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 

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  1. Debra Davidson

    New South Campus garden grows conversation on food security

    Prairie Urban Farm encourages Edmontonians to create their own food safety net

  2. Alex McCalla

    Honorary degree recipient made huge strides in feeding the poor

    Alex McCalla's run-in with a mean cow was the turning point that led to a distisguinshed career as an academic and policy-maker

  3. Debra Davidson

    Debra Davidson joins Alberta Primetime to discuss climate change

    REES professor discusses the observable impacts of climate change in Alberta

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Openings for Faculty Positions

CAIP Chair in Food Security and Sovereignty