ReachOut Feature: Learning Tools for Just Food

ReachOut Feature: Learning Tools for Just Food

Joyce Liao, Meryn Corkery and Colin Dring stand smiling and arm-in-arm in front of a painted mural of vegetables.

Joyce Liao and Meryn Corkery, fourth-year students in the Faculty of Global Resource Systems and former and current WorkLearns (respectively) with the CSFS at UBC Farm, were featured in the latest issue of the Land and Food Systems Faculty Journal ReachOut. The feature highlights their two-year research project, “Just Food: Building Equity Competencies with Food Systems Pedagogy.”

According to Liao and Corkery, the concept of intersectionality is a critical lens for understanding the different ways people shape and are shaped by the food system. Their research explores strategies to better integrate the concept of equity in the food system into the undergraduate curriculum for Land and Food Systems.

Liao and Corkery’s two-year project is supported by PhD candidate Colin Dring, and involves people from across UBC campus, including members from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm; Faculty of Arts; Department of Educational Studies; and the Centre for Teaching, Learning Technology. The project is funded by UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. In the end, the project team hopes to build a collection of online multimedia and open source materials available to those within and external to UBC, as well as teach-back tools that could be used by both students and faculty members.

Read the full article here.