Dr. Maureen Reed is Professor and Assistant Director with the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. She 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 how rural communities practice sustainability and demonstrate resilience in the face of both rapid and slow-moving environmental, social, economic, political and cultural change.
She teaches in the graduate program of the School of Environment and Sustainability and 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.