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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-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP)

Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Earth, Environment, & Resources is a member of Manitoba Eco-Network

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Canadian College and University Environmental Network Conference, 2017: the director of the Office of Sustainability attended the conference and presented on the sustainability benefits of reporting to STARS

Food, Fuel and Fibre for a Sustainable Future - Canadian Society of Biosystems Engineers, 2017: the University of Manitoba hosted the annual CSBE conference with professors and local professionals (e.g. from IISD) speaking on topics of biosystems and sustainability. The conference was open to both students and professionals.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

The University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business and Faculty of Engineering chooses student delegates to submit a case study to the ENGCOMM case competition. The competition is between students from Universities across Canada for awards including the Most Sustainable Solution Award.

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

The Office of Sustainability employs students who peer review STARS submissions, climate action plans, and sustainability strategies of other Canadian Universities.

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg have a Joint Discipline Committee that oversees collaborative programs between the two institutions. The Joint M.A. Program in Peace and Conflict Studies was developed to cover sustainable development topics collaboratively between both institutions.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.