Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities


Lars K Hallström, PhDLars Hallstrom

Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

Dr. Hallström is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and the inaugural Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. He is committed to overseeing the ACSRC’s efforts to advance the U of A’s rural focused research and to forge practical connections to rural communities.

Dr. Hallström comes to the U of A from St. Francis Xavier University, where he served as an Associate Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Governance. He took a leadership role in establishing the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. His research has been diverse and includes issues relating to small-scale forestry and woodlots, public health, and the politics of environmental movements. He holds a PhD from Purdue University and a BA from the University of Calgary.

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Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities
University of Alberta - Augustana Campus
4901 - 46th Avenue
Camrose, Alberta  T4V 2R3