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Office of Sustainability
The University of Manitoba's dining and catering services are operated by Aramark. In 2016, Aramark published a document outlining their Sustainable Seafood Principles and Policies including their purchasing policies and supplier expectations. Aramark also publically states "wherever possible, we buy or food and other products from ethical and sustainable sources".
Degrees Diner is a restaurant operated by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. It operates vegetable gardens with tomatoes, lettuce, corn and other vegetables they grow for their menu items.
Over the years, Urban Eatin’ has helped out the Rainbow Community Garden at the University of Manitoba UMSU gardens. UMSU shares the garden space with the Immigrant Integration & Farming Community Co-operative (IIFCC), which uses it as the “Rainbow Garden”. These gardens help community members to grow their own food, share in their native culinary traditions, and establish a meaningful social network among other immigrant and local community members.
Pembina Hall is one food location on campus that offers complete-protein vegan dining experience. There is usually a salad bar as well as a vegan entrée at meal times. Food descriptions are placed on the glass area over the food. Chefs are on location to address any questions. Degrees Diner also has a variety of vegan dishes always available on their menu.
Degrees Diner is a University of Manitoba Students' Union run business. They sell local and Fair Trade products, grow their own produce in the summer months, provide vegan and vegetarian options, Halal and gluten free options, and their menu consists of fast but healthy food options for all meals.
Vegan and vegetarian options are clearly labelled at dining services outlets. Outlets selling Fair Trade products also have signage as per the Fair Trade designation guidelines.
The University of Manitoba, Campus Food Strategy Group, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Faculty of Arts, National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, Natural Resources Institute, and the Office of Sustainability prepared a Sustainable Food Systems Workshop and a summary of the University's current activities and programs related to food on campus.
The Food Systems Research Group is holding a Food Systems and Sustainability Symposium that will include student speakers and a poster competition.
The Office of Sustainability also provides resources for University offered courses related to sustainable food systems.
Halal options are available at Degrees Diner, The Hub, and Pembina Hall.
Currently the University of Manitoba is working alongside Aramark towards its first submission to the Real Food Challenge.
The main dining centre, Campo, run by Aramark has implemented tray less dining for all of the food outlets.
Pembina Hall, Belltower Café, Daily Bread Café, Degrees Diner and the Hub have reusable service ware available for all meals.
The lug-a-mug program is in place at all dining outlets on campuses - if someone brings their own reusable mug they will be automatically provided a discount.
Aramark has implemented a lean program for their food ordering. The program involves having a tablet at each food outlet that allows tracking of waste and ordering of more food products. It monitors to ensure that food isn't being over ordered and that there isn't anything in particular being repeatedly wasted. Food that is prepared and not served on Fridays is also taken to Pembina Hall over the weekend to be served because it is still good to be eaten but would otherwise go to waste waiting until Monday when other food providers reopen.
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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.