Community of Learners

Creating school food systems change requires many stakeholders. Our community of learners was comprised of: academics, chefs, farmers, food advocates, teachers, administrators, parents and more.

Many of the members of this Community continue to work to create healthy, sustainable school food systems in Vancouver and beyond.

Coordinating Committee

The Think&EatGreen@School Coordinating Committee oversaw the 5 year Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Community University Research Alliance project and provided leadership and direction throughout project implementation.

Dr. Alejandro Rojas – Principle Investigator

Dr. Gwen Chapman

Dr. Jennifer Black

Dr. Cyprien Lomas

Dr. Will Valley

Elena Orrego – Project Manager

Chessa Adsit-Morris – Project Coordinator

Brent Mansfield – Project Community Liaison

Community Partners

The below partner organizations provided guidance, knowledge, in kind contributions, and support to the themes and projects under which their expertise lie. Many of these partners continue to work for school food system change in Vancouver:

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC

The Faculty of Education at UBC

The Learning Exchange at UBC

Vancouver School Board

Vancouver Food Policy Council

Vancouver Coastal Health

Public Health Association of BC – Farm to School BC

Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA)

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)

Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)

Farm Folk/City Folk

Fresh Root Urban Farm Society

The Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

Growing Chefs!

Project CHEF


The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project at UBC Farm

Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership (SOYL)

The Orchard Garden


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