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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,011

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

The Institutional Sustainability Plan (ISP) is a framework for developing and acting upon the University of Calgary’s commitment to sustainability. The Plan addresses a holistic and strategic approach to campus sustainability including teaching and learning, research, administration and campus operations. Recognizing that the University of Calgary is engaged in a number of activities that support sustainability, the ISP provides an institutional wide understanding of strategic priorities for sustainability and is intended to support effective and collaborative planning at administrative, faculty and business unit levels.

The ISP includes sustainability related goals, performance indicators, and multi-year targets for each performance category, an initial set of key actions in more than 17 areas and defines accountabilities for each vice president. The performance categories also correlate to the Talloires Declaration and the imagineCALGARY Plan for Long Range Urban Sustainability thus prompting advancement of these institutional commitments.

Passed by the Board of Governors in April 2011, the Institutional Sustainability Plan is now one of the suite of institutional documents shaping academic and business planning and governance.

Sustainability was confirmed again as one of the University of Calgary's core values in Eyes High, our new strategic vision which is the result of the engagement of thousands of students, faculty, staff and external community members to define a shared vision for the university.

The 2012 Academic Plan further comfirms sustainability as one of seven core principles and provides direction to:
- Develop an academic arm of the Institutional Sustainability Plan
- Help position the Cith of Calgary as a Canadian leader in urban sustainability
- Utilize the campus as a vibrant living laboratory for applied research, experiential learning and interdisciplinary partnerships in sustainability
- Develop an innovative co-curricular sustainability strategy that differentiates the University of Calgary


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

See description above.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

See description above.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:

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