About SED

    Society of Edmonton Demographers (SED) is a society based in Edmonton that addresses the many aspects of human populations in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. SED is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Province of Alberta's Societies Act.

Our History

    The Society of Edmonton Demographers (SED) was established on February 20th, 1990 by the late Professor Karol J. Krotki, a demographer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. The mandate of SED is to promote research and learning of demography as well as to disseminate demographic information of Alberta and Canada. Charter members of this organization include a group of university demographers, sociologists, geographers, economists, anthropologists and several government professionals in applied demography.

    The Society, in conjunction with the University of Alberta's Department of Sociology & Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research  has set up an endowment for population research, the Alberta Endowment Fund for Demographic Research (AEFuDeR), that provides scholarships to graduate students at the Masters and PhD levels. 

    In addition to the educational scholarships for population research, SED members contribute substantially to promote population research through organization and sponsorship of the annual Warren E. Kalbach Population Conference and the Distinguished Demographer Lecture Series, held at public venues at the University of Alberta and at MacEwan University. 

    Currently, the Society is working with post-secondary institutions in Alberta to further the mandate of promoting population research in the province.

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