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
Human Ecology professor Megan Strickfaden celebrated for improving lives of people with disabilities
Human Ecology exhibit explores the impact of eyeglasses with array of rare and unusual spectacles
UAlberta economist and social policy expert split on likely effects and timing of steep wage increase.
“Poverty is not reserved for the unemployed. In Canada, the majority of people living in poverty are also workers.”
“The basic principle is to be non-judgmental towards people who need housing, recognizing that housing is the basic right, and not requiring people to work first on their addiction or other issues. Just providing them with safe, supportive housing first,” says Pushpanjali Dashora.
Sustainable fashion is the only answer.
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2015-2016 Annual Report
You can read the department's annual report for the 2015-2016 year here
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.
Alberta Human Ecology & Home Economics Association
Human Ecology Students' Association
You can read HESA's annual report for the 2015-2016 year here.