Vic is also a Professor in the Department of Department of Resource
Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of
Alberta. He is currently the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. Vic’s main research areas include environmental valuation,
economic assessment of environmental change, and modeling consumer
choice behavior. His research interests also include the incorporation
of economic perspectives into sustainable forest management and the
development and implementation of economic instruments for environmental
Vic was the Scientific Director of the Sustainable
Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence, from 1998 to 2004.
He was awarded the Canadian Institute of Forestry’s Canadian Forestry
Scientific Achievement Award in October, 2004. He was elected to be a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II – Social Sciences, in
2007. In 2001-2002 he was a Gilbert White Visiting Fellow at Resources
for the Future in Washington DC.
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