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Morning at Royal Roads University

Spent the morning helping out with the Governance for Sustainability course up at RRU – it’s part of the Masters in Environmental Management program. The course instructor, Derek Thompson, asked me to come and speak to the class about my experience working in the field of sustainability and food. Pretty amazing group of students. A wide breadth of experience. Critical thinkers. Deeply interested in and involved with the challenge of sustainability.

In addition to participating in regular class lectures the students have been split up into groups, each considering the issues and governance issues associated around water in a significant watershed, or in some cases, watersheds, in different parts of the world. Very interesting to see how each group was dealing with the challenge of uncovering and analyzing the complex issues and situations around each of their assigned watersheds. These types of educational exercises really reveal the diversity that exists within our species.