Creating healthy human environments for everyday living.
Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary applied field that uses a holistic systems approach to examine the many contexts of people’s lives. In particular, we focus on the dynamic relationships people have with their near environments: clothing, family, home and community. Our mission is to create healthy human environments that enhance the quality of daily life. >>more
Material culture research turns up an array of surprising findings
Exhibit explains cultural, social and historical record through stitches in garments from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
ALES students exchanged service for information in India, Cuba and Edmonton's inner-city
Applications for the 2015 Roger Smith Undergraduate Research Award are now being accepted.
Dr. Matt Johnson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, is recruiting a PhD research assistant.
A student in the Clothing, Textiles, and Material Culture program in the Department of Human Ecology has been selected as a finalist in the national design competition Canada's Breakthrough Designers 2015.
Undergraduate Research - Roger S. Smith Award Information
Applications are due on April 15, and must be e-mailed to Lori Moran.
Families & Everyday Life Research Project
Families needed. We invite diverse families with young children under age 6 to participate. For more information on how to participate read the brochure here.