Seminars and Lectures

The exchange of intellectual ideas and challenges through a seminar series is a strong asset to the development of state-of-the-art research. The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) Seminar Series brings together some of the experts in agricultural, resource, and environmental economics, as well as the sociology of environment, food, and natural resources. We will be having regular seminars throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

Brown Bag workshops are generally held on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Seminars are generally held on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00pm. All Seminars and Lectures take place in Room 550 General Services Building.

Fall 2016

September 22, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Mohammad Torshizi, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Sequential Innovation and Hybrid Seed Pricing: The Lessons from Canola Industry in Canada."

September 30, 2016 - Department Seminar. Anastasiya Shtaltovna, Visiting Scholar, Centre for International Studies, University of Montreal (CÉRIUM), Canada; Research Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. "Agricultural expertise & knowledge on wine, tea and fruits in post-soviet rural development in Georgia."

October 27, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Amrita Singh, Assistant Professor - Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. "A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of a Large, Failing Desert Lake: The Case of the Salton Sea in California."

October 28, 2016 - Department Seminar. Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Faculté Saint-Jean), University of Alberta. "Spatial property-rights fisheries with potential regime shift."

November 3, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Ewa Zawojska, Doctoral Research Fellow, Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. "Understanding the distribution of economic benefits from improving coastal and marine ecosystems."

November 17, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

November 24, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Frank Tough, Associate Dean (Academic) & Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. "Capturing rents versus regulatory planning: Advice to renewable resource economists from the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)."

December 2, 2016 - Department Seminar. Richard Vyn, Associate Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Guelph. "Gone with the Wind? The Impacts of Wind Turbines on Residential Property Values in Ontario."

December 8, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Jeffrey Andrews, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. "The effect of early life competition on social preferences."

Winter 2017

March 16th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Bruno Wichmann

March 24th, 2017 - Department Seminar Ricky Volpe, Assistant Professor, Cal Poly (Agribusiness Department)

March 30th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Martin Luckert

April 6th, 2017 - Department Seminar Andrew Jorgenson, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, Boston College. "Development, Inequality, and Disproportionality: Human Drivers of GHG Emissions and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being"

April 13th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Todd Godfrey - REES MSc Student. “The Effect of Resource Development on Alcohol Consumption in Northern Canada”

April 20th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Bruno N’kuyia - Assistant professor at Faculty Saint-Jean. “Renewable resource Capacity Investment under Insecure Property Rights”

May 5th, 2017 - Dept. Seminar Kent Messer, Dept of Economics, University of Delaware

May 12th, 2017 - Dept. Seminar Haifang Huang, Dept of Economics, University of Alberta