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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.

STARS v2.0

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, ON, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired David Greenwood Nov. 12, 2014 Download
The following are notes for AC7: Incentives for Developing Courses While the university doesn't have any ongoing incentive programs in place, a related incentive opportunity was offered in 2014. Faculty, staff and students from ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete
The university has a number of researchers conducting sustainability research and two centres (Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration) that promote sustainability research. The university does not ... read more
Credit Status
Academic Research Complete
Support for Research Not Pursuing
Access to Research Not Pursuing
Additional notes for EN12: Community Service. In 2008, the Senate Undergraduate Studies committee, as part of their responsibility for the 2005-10 Academic Plan, examined the use of CSL in programs across the university. Thirteen of ... read more
Credit Status
Community Partnerships Complete
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete
Continuing Education Complete
Community Service Not Pursuing
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Pursuing
Participation in Public Policy Complete
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing
Hospital Network Not Applicable
The following are notes for OP1 and OP2 under Air and Climate. OP1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions In the past 5 years, Lakehead has not performed a GHG emissions audit which includes all Scope 1 & Scope ... read more
Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Not Pursuing
Outdoor Air Quality Not Pursuing
The following are notes for OP3: Building Operations and Maintenance Lakehead has not pursued any form of Green Building Council sustainability certification on any of it's buildings older than 5 years old. It has ... read more
Credit Status
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing
Building Design and Construction Complete
Indoor Air Quality Complete
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
The following are notes for: OP11: Cleaning Products Purchasing Hugh Briggs of Physical Plant has noted that in the past the janitorial staff have tested green products in replacement of traditional cleaning products but have ... read more
Credit Status
Electronics Purchasing Not Pursuing
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing
Office Paper Purchasing Complete
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing
The following are notes on: OP24: Construction and Demolition Waste Conversion Hugh Briggs of physical plant noted that all of Lakehead's construction is contracted out, and while sometimes waste provisions are included in the ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
The following are notes for: OP27: Rainwater Management Hugh Briggs of physical plant noted that Lakehead's Thunder Bay campus makes use of some landscape features to handle rain water, but the institution has not ... read more
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Not Pursuing
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
The following are notes for the credit PA1: Sustainability Coordination Previously, there was a multi-stakeholder sustainability committee at Lakehead but it is no longer active. The Lakehead University Student Union has a student-funded Sustainability Initiative ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Not Pursuing
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
Notes for PA5: Assessing Diversity and Equity While Lakehead has not formally assessed Diversity and Equity, along with other Ontario universities, Lakehead signed a Multi-Year Accountability Agreement (MYAA) with the Ministry of Colleges and Training ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Not Pursuing
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Not Pursuing
Affordability and Access Complete
Notes for PA9: Employee Compensation The last updated employee As of November 1, 2013 we had 2067 employees which included both full and part time. Out of them, 933 employees were part of a collective ... read more
Credit Status
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete
Wellness Program Complete
Workplace Health and Safety Complete
At the time of this assessment, the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies placed a formal request to the Finance and Operations Committee requesting the information pertinent to these credits on Investment. This request is ... read more
Credit Status
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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