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In spite of our own best interests : lessons from an interdisciplinary sustainability project. / Boyko, Christopher Thomas; MacKenzie, Angus Robert; Leung, Holly.

In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2015, p. 206-219.

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Boyko, Christopher Thomas ; MacKenzie, Angus Robert ; Leung, Holly. / In spite of our own best interests : lessons from an interdisciplinary sustainability project. In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 206-219.

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