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Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
ALBERTA CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIES
The ACSRC is a joint-initiative of the Augustana Campus and the Faculty of ALES, and has a core operating budget and staff supported by both of these faculties. Project funds are derived from research and other grants; contribution agreements and contracts with agencies such as the Tri-Council; and the provincial government and similar bodies. The ACSRC has a vision of resilient rural communities across Canada linked closely to the discovery, dissemination, and application of new knowledge at the University of Alberta through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. Such resilient rural communities will hinge on informed citizens actively participating in community governance and development in order to support and sustain people, livelihoods, regional and local capital, and economic development. The long-term social viability of rural communities is a key element of the Canadian economy and the natural environment. ACFRC has developed many formal partnerships on a project-by-project basis.
CENTRE FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT
The Centre for Public Involvement began in 2009 as a unique partnership between the City of Edmonton and University of Alberta. It responded to a need for decision-makers and the public to actively seek, consider, and apply the most effective methods for public involvement. Many of the centre's projects have a strong connection to sustainability.
CAMPUS FOOD BANK
Founded in 1991, the Campus Food Bank is a registered charity that distributes food items and toiletries to all members of the university community: students, staff, alumni and their children. The food bank is governed by a board of directors that represents the diversity of the university community. Academic staff are permitted to redirect funds to the Campus Food Bank. The Office of Sustainability partners with the Campus Food Bank to collect donations of food, toiletries and money during the Sustainability Speaker Series.
The University of Alberta is involved in many other community-related efforts including, but not limited to:
- Canada Green Building Council
- BOMA Canada
- Green Lab Community of Practice
- City of Edmonton's Energy Transition Leaders Network
- City of Edmonton's Environmental Advisory Committee
- Alberta Capital Airshed
- Edmonton Sustainable Food Council
- 2017 SLCAN Sustainable Laboratory Conference
- 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference (in development)
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.
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.