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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.

Bronze

STARS v2.0

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, ON, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Bronze 36.94 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 Points
Academic Courses Complete 7.48 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.75 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 2.40 / 4.00
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 Points
Academic Research Complete 6.95 / 12.00
Support for Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.02 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 0.50 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 0.00 / 2.00
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 Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Continuing Education Complete 3.00 / 5.00
Community Service Not Pursuing 0.00 / 5.00
Community Stakeholder Engagement Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Hospital Network Not Applicable 0.00 /
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 Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Not Pursuing 0.00 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
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 Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.13 / 3.00
Indoor Air Quality Complete 0.09 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.20 / 4.00
Low Impact Dining Complete 1.00 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 1.84 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 1.46 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 0.00 / 2.00
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 Points
Electronics Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Cleaning Products Purchasing Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.06 / 1.00
Inclusive and Local Purchasing Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Life Cycle Cost Analysis Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Guidelines for Business Partners Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.18 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.48 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 0.38 / 2.00
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 Points
Waste Minimization Complete 2.01 / 5.00
Waste Diversion Complete 0.66 / 3.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 0.75 / 1.00
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 Points
Water Use Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Rainwater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
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 Points
Sustainability Coordination Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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 Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Affordability and Access Complete 1.00 / 4.00
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 Points
Employee Compensation Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 1.21 / 2.00
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 Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Not Pursuing 0.00 / 1.00
Credit Status Points
Innovation 1 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 2 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 3 Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation 4 Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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