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The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation will host monthly learning circles as a space for graduate students at Virginia Tech to foster dialogue, build community, and enhance interdisciplinary professional development skills centered around food systems work. These opportunities also serve as an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and reflection around pressing issues related to the Center’s work and graduate student research.

As a collaborative affinity space for graduate students, learning circles are designed to foster interdisciplinary and meaningful dialogue. Each learning circle installment will focus discussions on graduate student research presentations and topics relevant to personal and professional development skills. The structure of these learning circles is tailored to build on the knowledge and experience of graduate students in various phases of their academic journey to support collective inquiry and meaningful learning exchange.

Dates and Times
Learning circles will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm to include: Feburary 28th, March 27th and April 24th.

For the Feburary installment, we welcome Thomas Bolles, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent for Prince William County, for an insightful discussion on ways graduate students can engage and collaborate within the extension community. Whether you're interested in exploring partnerships or enhancing your involvement in food systems work, this session promises valuable insights. Option to join via Zoom is available.

Location and Details
Meetings will take place at the Graduate Life Center 155 Otey St, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Meeting Room B. Attendees are also welcome to bring food to snack on or to share with others.

Join Us!
If you are interested in joining these conversations or want more information, please contact David Smilnak,  No registration is required.  If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact David at least 10 days prior to the event.