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  1. 1. Critical Junctures in Research Practice & Policy November 5, 2010 Faculty of Land & Food Systems Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems Will Valley PhD candidate Project Coordinator Think&EatGreen@School Yona Sipos PhD candidate Project Coordinator UBC Based Community Food Assessment Project Dr. Alejandro Rojas Associate Professor Principal Investigator Think&EatGreen@School From Inquiry to Engagement:From Inquiry to Engagement: A Reflection on 10 Years of Community-Based Learning & Research on Food Security & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia
  2. 2. • Context • Culture of fragmentation • Land, Food and Community series • Community inquiry & engagement • What have we learned? Our pathway
  3. 3. l Fragmentation of knowledge, faculty, community- university relations, learner's persona l Fragmentation of food persona: disconnect and deskilling
  4. 4. The Land, Food & CommunityThe Land, Food & Community SeriesSeries StructureStructure & Projects& Projects LFC I: Awareness à Think&EatGreen@School (Food Security Project in Vancouver) LFC II: Tools and Methodology àUBC Based Community Food Assessment Project in BC LFC III: Application àUBC Food System Project
  5. 5. Food System Projects Community generated research agenda Externally generated research agenda Community inquiry Community engagement Map of Participatory Research ApproachesMap of Participatory Research Approaches CommunityCommunity EngagedEngaged ScholarshipScholarship
  6. 6. What have we learned?What have we learned? • Institutional change can begin in classroom & expand through Community Based Learning • Space for collaborative inquiry of integrative issues is paramount • Relationship building takes time, develop through iterative process of Action Research • Positive outcomes will accumulate • Model can be used with large class size
  7. 7. UBC Farm in the Winter