Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities


Lars K Hallström, PhD

Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

Dr. Hallström is a Professor at the University of Alberta. 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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Office: Founders Hall 3-14
Phone: 780.679.1661

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Mailing Address:

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