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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 57.70
Liaison Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Centraide

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Like many Quebec organizations, Polytechnique takes part in the annual Centraide campaign by organizing fundraising activities such as a spaghetti lunch and supper for the Polytechnique community. At Polytechnique, the Centraide campaign also features a number of department- and employee-driven activities to raise funds. The latest campaign was an outstanding success and raised $113,100.

Centraide's mission is to maximize financial and volunteer resources. By funding community agencies and working in partnership with them, Centraide promotes caring and social involvement in order to improve the quality of life in the community and empower the most vulnerable members to take charge of their lives.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Fusion Jeunesse

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Polytechnique assists Fusion Jeunesse (Youth Fusion). Youth Fusion is an award-winning charity dedicated to lowering school dropout rates by creating continuous ties between the school system and the community, in order to involve at-risk students in innovative and meaningful educational projects that foster learning, skills and social integration.
https://www.fusionjeunesse.org/en/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Folie Technique

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Folie Technique is a nonprofit organization set up in 1991 through a student initiative. It is a summer camp offering participants the chance to immerse themselves in the world of science and engineering through creative, interactive, and accessible workshops offered in classrooms in underprivileged areas. In the last year, Folie Technique has reached more than 20,000 young people, hired about 40 science and engineering students, hosted 1,200 summer-camp participants, and reached 3,800 pupils through 200 workshops at elementary schools. Its Défi Poly (Poly Challenge) kit is used in more than 185 classrooms in 10 Quebec regions, and 50 classrooms have benefited from the Défi du Professeur Polynume (Professor Polynume’s Challenge). Folie Technique has also conducted a major robotics project with six elementary schools and developed an “entrepreneurial madness” summer camp for students in the last two years of high school. Together with Polytechnique, it held a 24-hour rally, Odyssée scientifique (Science Odyssey), for third- and fourth-year high school students; this activity included 12 science experiments. Folie Technique earned a 2015 Innovation award from the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (Québec Association for the Development of Research and Innovation).

For more details: http://folietechnique.com/


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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