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


  1. Francesca Bombini

    Budding fashion designer wins new scholarship

    Department program merits new award based on its past successes

  2. Marina Eckert

    Students get and give during mandatory practicum

    Discovering untapped strengths and who they are as professionals are just some of the benefits of the program for students

  3. Julia Petrov

    Weddings expose our rising devotion to consumption

    New exhibit traces 100-year shift from simple ritual to spectacle

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In the News

  1. What is keeping so many Alberta women out of the workforce

    Edmonton Journal - Social policy expert Rhonda Breitkreuz says that Albertans like to think of themselves as front-runners but when it comes to the employment of women, they are lagging behind.

  2. Alberta is home of the one-income family

    Global News - According to Statistics Canada, in 1976, 43 per cent of Alberta families had two working parents – the highest proportion in Canada. Fast-forward to 2015 and 64 per cent of couple families were dual income. That’s five per cent less than the national average and the lowest proportion in the entire country. Rhonda Breitkreuz, a University of Alberta researcher who specializes in gender, child care, family issues and social policy, is interviewed.

  3. Caring for caregivers is a win-win proposition

    In an article penned for the newsletter of the Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors' Health and Wellness, Janet Fast argues that family caregivers need more public support and outlines what a comprehensive national caregiver policy strategy needs to succeed.

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Human Ecology International Engagement Grant

  • Award Information 
  • For Human Ecology undergraduate and graduate students
  • Small grants (between $500 and $1,000) to facilitate student engagement

Applications are accepted throughout the year 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.

Roger S. Smith Award

2016 Application Form

Oak Project

McQueen Project

Professional Association

Alberta Human Ecology & Home Economics Association

Families & Everyday Life Research Project

Families & Everyday Life Research Project


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