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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Camosun College
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corrine Michel
Indigenization Coordinator
IECC
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Annual Coast Salish Pit Cook

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The Annual Coast Salish Pit Cook (since 2008) is part of the ongoing Indigenization Initiative at the Camosun College. The pit cook is well-attended and has brought members of local Aboriginal communities, Camosun employees and students together to participate in a traditional method of cooking and sharing food. Over the years the pit cook has drawn hundreds of people together and has been enjoyed by students and faculty from the University of Victoria, students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, faculty from Royal Roads University, several elementary schools, and the Camosun Day Care. We are one of the only educational institution that has been hosting such an event on an annual basis, and we are honoured to provide this unique opportunity for the communities involved.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
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A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy ---
Grounds Yes
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability Yes
Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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