Many of our graduates qualify for professional designations including Professional Agrologist, Professional Biologist, Professional Human Ecologist, Registered Professional Forester and more. This qualification or membership in professional organizations combined with your ALES degree makes you even more competitive in the employment market - plus it's a great networking opportunity!
Alberta Institute of Agrologists
Join the Agrology profession (Alberta Institute of Agrologists
) and take a leadership role as a professional agrologist in Alberta. Simply select the University of Alberta in the link to get started.
Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
Students in the Environmental & Conservation Sciences degree may be eligible to become Professional Biologists (P.Biol) through the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
American Fisheries Society
Students in the Environmental & Conservation Sciences degree may be eligible to become Certified Fisheries Professionals through the American Fisheries Society
College of Alberta Professional Foresters
Graduates from our Forestry and our Forest Business Management Program are eligible for the Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation through the College of Alberta Professional Foresters
- an essential qualification for advancement in the industry.
Institute of Food Technologists
Students in the Food Science and Technology Specialization or Honours Food Science program are encouraged to pursue membership and conference opportunities with the Institute of Food Technologists
(IFT) and with the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology
College of Dietitians of Alberta
Students who complete the Dietetics Specializations will be eligible to become Registered Dietitians (RD)through the College of Dietitians of Alberta
. They can also become member of Dietitians of Canada
Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association
After completion of an undergraduate degree in Human Ecology, students are eligible to join the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association
and apply for registration as a Professional Human Ecologist (PHEc).
Depending on training and career interests, Human Ecology graduates may also join other professional associations and networking groups, some of which are listed below.
● Family Service Canada
● National Council on Family Relations
● Canadian Association for Conservation
● International Textile and Apparel Association