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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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Polytechnique Montreal
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.72 / 2.00 Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Service aux étudiants de Polytechnique (Service for Polytechnique's students) has one advisor dedicated to international students and one advisor for students with disabilities. They are available for consultations and offer support and advice. Students with disabilities are followed through their entire study program. Every fall, a cultural workshop is made available for international students to help them with their integration in Quebec (it includes advices for their student life on campus, life in Montreal and in Canada in general).

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Every undergraduate program at Polytechnique includes a mandatory communication course that, among its objectives, aims to develop cultural competence. Through this course, students learn how to manage differences amongst people, how to organize teamwork and to improve team working abilities.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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