Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

Seminars and Brown Bags

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 – 4:30 pm. Seminars are generally held on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. All seminars and lectures take place in Room 550 General Services Building.


Upcoming Workshops 

March 29, 2019 - Seminar by Pierre Mérel, Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis,  "How big is the ‘lemons’ problem? Historical evidence from French appellation wines" (see working paper attached).

April 4, 2019 - Brown Bag By Peter Boxall, Chair and Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta," Economic Compensation for Loss of Metis Cultural Heritage: A professorial view from the consulting trenches"

April 11, 2019 – Brown Bag by Vic Adamowicz (Professor and Vice Dean, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta), “Risk Perception, Learning and Parents’ Willingness to Pay to Reduce Heart Disease Risks”

April 18, 2019 – Brown Bag by Kim Tallbear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, UAlberta, "Decolonizing Science and Technology"

April 26, 2019 – Department Seminar by Ricky Volpe, Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Department, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, Title TBA.

May 3, 2019 – Department Seminar by Tilman Klumpp, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta,  "A Profitability-Based Approach to Calculating Carbon Footprints in Air Travel"

May 17, 2019 – Department Seminar by Gwendolyn Blue, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Calgary, “Contending with the Social, Cultural and Democratic Implications of Emerging Genomics Technologies in the Forest Sector”