Academic Director of the Land, Food, and Community Series
phone: 6048226534
fax: 6048222184
Food, Nutrition, and Health Building 210
2205 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


University of British Columbia, PhD, Sustainable Food System Education
University of British Columbia, BEd, Secondary Sciences
University of British Columbia, BSc, General Biology


My research interests include:

  • Sustainable Food Systems Education
  • Systems Thinking and Cognitive Psychology
  • School Food and Nutrition Education + K-12 School Food Systems
  • Community-Engaged Scholarship
  • Urban Agriculture

Selected Publications

  • Rojas, A., Black, J., Orrego, E., Chapman, G., & Valley, W. (2017). Insights from the Think&EatGreen@School Project: How a community-based action research project contributed to healthy and sustainable school food systems in Vancouver. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des éTudes Sur L’alimentation, 4(2), 25-46.
  • Valley, W., Wittman, H., Jordan, N., Ahmed, S., & Galt, R. (2017). An emerging signature pedagogy for sustainable food systems education. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1742170517000199
  • Valley, W., Fu, G., & Jovel, E. (2017). Preparing students for complexity and uncertainty: Flexible Learning strategies for developing environmental professionals. In Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education (Eds. Corcoran, P.B., Weakland, J.P., & Wals, A.E.J.). Wageningen Academic Publishers. pp. 217–228. Access:
  • Valley, W. and Wittman, H. (2016). Urban Agriculture in Vancouver, BC: motivations, meanings, and multi-functionality. In The Governance of City Food Systems: Case Studies From Around The World. (Eds. Deakin, M., Diamantini, D., & Borrelli, N.). Milano: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation. pp. 41-61. Retrieved from
  • Cassidy, A., Fu, G., Valley, W., Lomas, C., Jovel, E., & Riseman, A. (2016). Flexible Learning Strategies in First through Fourth-Year Courses. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 9(0), 83–94.
  • Rojas, A., Valley, W., Bomke, A. & Skura, B. (2013).  “Community Food Security Assessment Project”. In Teaching Food Systems and Sustainability in Nutrition Education and Dietetic Training: Lessons for Educators (A. Harmon, Ed). Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. pp. 86-88.
  • Rojas, A., Sipos, Y. & Valley, W. (2012). “Reflection on 10 Years of Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver”. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(1), 195–214.
  • Rojas, A., Valley, W., Mansfield, B., Orrego, E., Chapman, G. E., & Harlap, Y. (2011). “Toward Food System Sustainability through School Food System Change: Think&EatGreen@School and the Making of a Community-University Research Alliance”. Sustainability, 3(5), 763–788.