Dr. Maureen G. Reed image

Professor and Assistant Director - Academic
School of Environment and Sustainability

Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science

Specialization: Social Dimensions of Environmental Governance

Research interests include:

  • Environmental Governance
  • Sustainability of Rural Communities
  • Feminist and Gender-based Analysis
  • Social Resilience
  • Political Ecology
  • Forestry, Model Forests, Biosphere Reserves, National Parks

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Professor Maureen Reed was born in British Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from the University of Waterloo. She is currently Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research specializations are environmental governance, conservation practice, rural community sustainability, and feminist analysis.

Professor Reed began her academic career in 1991 at the University of British Columbia, Department of Geography. In 2000, she moved to the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Reed is particularly concerned to explain social dimensions of environmental and land use policies as they affect rural places; hence, her research is focused on how participatory decision-making approaches, working conditions, gender relations, and socio-cultural change affect the capacity of rural communities to work towards sustainability and resilience. She currently works on several research projects related to social learning, governance, sustainability and resilience in forestry, agricultural and indigenous communities, UNESCO biosphere reserves, and national parks.
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Professor Reed teaches in the graduate program of the School of Environment and Sustainability (read more here). Since 2010, she has worked on a national advisory committee (Canada-MAB) that provides guidance to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO on managing its program related to World Biosphere Reserves in Canada.

Prof. M.G. Reed • School of Environment and Sustainability and Department of Geography and Planning • University of Saskatchewan • Room 328, Kirk Hall • 117 Science Place • Saskatoon, SK • Canada • S7N 5C8 • Email • Phone: (306) 966-5630 • Fax: (306) 966-2298