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. ARW 2014

    Opening up a world of possibilities

    More than 40 ALES students seize opportunity to connect classroom learning to the world around them during ALES Alternative Reading Week experiences in Cuba, India and Edmonton's inner-city

  2. Vic Adamowicz

    Going global

    Newly elected President of AERE, Vic Adamowicz aims for increased global visibility of the association

  3. Robin McClelland

    REES staff member recognized for outstanding service

    Robin McClelland wins GSA Non-Academic Staff Award

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Openings for Faculty Positions

CAIP Chair in Food Security and Sovereignty

2014 Roger S Smith Undergraduate Student Researcher Award

Application form

Summer Student Employment Opportunity in Economics and Competitiveness Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Details here