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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.

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Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Calgary
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:

The U of C offers a number of study abroad opportunities with a focus on sustainability:

"Solving Global Problems: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy"
The Schulich School of Engineering offers an exchange program in partnership with Shantou University in China. Students take two courses during the sustainability immersive experience:
-Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy
-Renewable Energy Practicum
http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/abroad/shantouenergy

"Environmental Problems and Sustainability in the Mekong"
A geography program offered in China which focuses on the social, political and environmental issues, as well as the sustainability of rapid change in the Mekong region. Students take four courses during the sustainability immersive experience:
-Physical Geography of the Mekong Sub-region
-Environmental Geography of the Mekong Sub-region
-Urban and Cultural Geography of the Mekong Sub-region
-International Field Work in Geography
http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/abroad/asiageography

"Environmental Problems and Sustainability of The Mediterranean"
Focuses on sustainability from the perspective of the environmental, cultural, urban, and historical geography of the Mediterranean region. Students take four courses during the sustainability immersive experience:
-Physical/Environmental Geography of Mediterranean Europe
-Cultural and Political Geography of Mediterranean Europe
-Urban and Human Geography of Mediterranean Europe
-International Field Work in Geography
http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/abroad/europegeography

"Urban and Regional Sustainability in the Pacific Northwest"
Explores ecological social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of the sustainability challenge in the urban context. Students take two courses during the sustainability immersive experience:
-Urban and Regional Planning in the Pacific Northwest - A
-Urban and Regional Planning in the Pacific Northwest - B
http://www.ucalgary.ca/uci/abroad/pacificnw


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