Applied Research Opportunities for Environmental Geography 101 VIU Healthy Communities Coordinator VIU’s Campus Food Movement • Increase access to healthy, sustainably sourced foods • Increase food literacy • Increase food production on campus • Increase the celebration of food VIU’s Healthy Communities Coordinator Roles and Outcomes • • • • Expand CFM efforts Assist with RFP’s Facilitate VIU Food Strategy Collaborate with community food projects • Develop curriculum Curriculum Development - Why Bother? • Everybody eats • Interdisciplinary learning • Sustainability is not black and white • Every challenge is a project opportunity! Developing Curriculum Identify Knowledge Gaps Provide Support Bridge silos Identify Stakeholders Approach Classes Applied Student Research - Why Bother? • Learning with life • Meaningful, iterative knowledge creation • Tangible and locally relevant project results • Experiential learning ASR Opportunities • Life Cycle Analysis • Compostable products • Edibles • Reusable containers • Disposal practices audit Any Questions? Thank you!