Steffanie Scott


EV1-332, ext. 47012

For more information, visit Steffanie Scott's personal website.

Key Areas of Graduate Supervision

  • Re-storying our connection to the land, nature connection, pedagogies about learning from the land, knowledge systems
  • Contemplative practices (such as learning circles)
  • Food sovereignty, food system sustainability & localization, organic/ecological/regenerative agriculture, permaculture, ethnobotany
  • Decolonization

Recent Courses Taught
GEOG 361: Food Systems and Sustainability
GEOG 426: Geographies of Development (Re-storying the land)
GEOG 460 Sustainable Food Systems: Regional Case Study
GEOG 700/800 Professional Skills in Geography

Research Interests and Community Engagement

  • ways of knowing and being to reconnect with the web of life, each other, and ourselves
  • nature connection, relational education, learning from the land / place-based learning
  • contemplative and embodied practices (e.g., learning circles)
  • community food systems, agroecology, regenerative agriculture

I am leading a research project on "Learning from the Land: Developing Capacity for Place-Based Learning at the University of Waterloo." I co-led the Land Skills for Wellness and Sustainability project.

My past research focused on alternative food networks, Ecological Agriculture in China and China's Changing Food System, sustainable food systems, farmer livelihoods, and rural development.

I served as co-Chair of the Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable and am past president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies.

Selected Publications