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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 Gold
Overall Score 71.76
Liaison Trina Innes
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Naomi Krogman
Academic Director of the Office of Sustainability
Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

There are a number of initiatives at the University of Alberta to encourage student research in sustainability.

1) Canadian Circumpolar Institute
http://www.cci.ualberta.ca/GrantsandScholarships.aspx

2) Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative
http://www.helmholtzalberta.ca

3) Green Grants
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/greengrants

4) Sustainability Enhancement Fund
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/sef

5) The Water Initiative
http://www.water.ualberta.ca/


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

There are a number of initiatives at the University of Alberta to encourage faculty research in sustainability.

1) Canadian Circumpolar Institute
http://www.cci.ualberta.ca/GrantsandScholarships.aspx

2) Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative
http://www.helmholtzalberta.ca

3) Green Grants
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/greengrants

4) Sustainability Enhancement Fund
http://sustainability.ualberta.ca/sef

5) Festival of Teaching and Learning
http://www.ctl.ualberta.ca/teaching-events/festival-teaching

Note: In 2014 the theme was sustainable teaching.

6) KULE Institute
http://kias.ualberta.ca/

7) Worldwide University Network
http://www.wun.ac.uk/


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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Method: The STARS technical manual indicates that incentives should encourage students to conduct sustainability research. We had two approaches to collecting information for this credit.

1) We used the list of incentives from our STARS 2011 submission and did a review of the websites to update the information and verify that the listed initiatives were indeed incentives as defined by the STARS technical manual.

2) The Office of Sustainability maintains an online list of sustainability related incentives and resources at the University of Alberta. We examined this online list for any incentives that were not included in the list of incentives listed in step 1) above.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.