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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 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
29,987

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
29,987

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Green Residence

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,350

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

Residence Advisors (RAs) are responsible for promoting sustainable lifestyle choices in the residence and ensuring students are complying with sustainability initiatives in residence. They are responsible for hanging and maintaining signage on using the correct waste/recycling bins and kitchen practices and distributing information on and promoting participation in e-waste collection or clothing donation campaigns.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

All Residence Advisors are required to complete sustainability training during their orientation before the start of the Fall semester. They also receive a Green Residence Handbook as reference throughout the year.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

RA training includes information on sustainability focused campaigns run through the Office of Sustainability, how students in residence can help, and how the initiatives for living a sustainable lifestyle can be promoted. The Green Residence Handbook contains tips, quick facts and contacts for Waste, Energy, Transportation, Kitchen and Water sustainability initiatives.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

RA sustainability training is created and the sessions are administered by the Office of Sustainability Director and Outreach Coordinator.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Peers: Students Helping Students

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
29,987

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Peers: Students Helping Students provides an approachable and confidential resource for all University of Manitoba students who have questions, need to talk with someone about personal issues or topics, or have concerns about academics. The program consists of student volunteers who receive intensive training to be supportive listeners, skilled communicators, and campus connectors.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Students interested in becoming Peers volunteers submit applications to the Peers: Students Helping Students Center or the University of Manitoba's Students Union. Every year 20-35 volunteers are selected from the applicants based on the contents of their resume, their availability to commit a minimum of 6 hours per week, and their previous related experience.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Peers complete an intensive training program led by the Department of Student Affairs professionals. In the first term, Peers begin with a mandatory training weekend in September and then continue with weekly meetings throughout the year. Topics covered in training may include the following:
- active listening and empathic communication;
- crisis intervention;
-important student-related issues and topics;
- marketing and promotion skills;
- Training topics may be given by programs or groups on or off campus with particular expertise in these topics.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

The Peers Program Coordinator is hired and employed through the University of Manitoba's Student Union (UMSU) and is run within their portfolio.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.