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Office of Sustainability
The University of Manitoba has a Sustainability Advisory Committee currently chaired by Kristina Hunter of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. The committee meets ten times per year and advises the Vice President Administration and Vice President Academic on sustainability-related directions and activities. Membership includes the University's Sustainability Director, two representatives from the University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU), one representative from the Graduate Students Association (GSA), four appointed faculty members and four appointed administrative members. Administrative support is provided to the Committee by the Office of Sustainability.
Anna Weier - UMSU – UMCycle Manager
Wilferd Sam-King – UMSU – Vice-President External
Allison Balasko - HSGSA - President
Skye Kushner – GSA – Vice-President External
Kristina Hunter - Environment, Earth, and Resources – Senior Instructor (Co-Chair)
John Sinclair – Natural Resources Institute – Professor (Co-Chair)
David VanVliet - City Planning – Associate Professor
Frank Deer – Education – Assistant Professor and Director of Indigenous Initiatives
Steve Cumpsty - Physical Plant – Director of Operations and Maintenance
Jonathan Hildebrand - Campus Planning Office – Campus Planner
Monique Whitehill – IT Procurement – Manager of IT Supplies and Services
Susan Taylor - International Office - Director
The Office of Sustainability acts as a champion for sustainability efforts in university, regional, national and global affairs through collaboration with students, faculty, staff, local community, and partners across higher education.
The office is an engagement hub for the University community, facilitating sustainability learning and practice and working as a catalyst for change, it provides planning and decision-making support, and the office ensures accountability and transparency.
The director of the Office of Sustainability leads, lends support, manages and coordinates the functions of the Office of Sustainability including consultation with governing and other University offices, academic departments, and students, staff and faculty for University sustainable development plans and accumulation of data for STARS and other reporting processes.
Since its inception in 2013, the Office of Sustainability has played a key role in developing and accomplishing many sustainability related plans. Recently, the Office of Sustainability has created a Transportation Strategy to help guide improvements of sustainable transportation. The Office has also successfully implemented a bike parking strategy that includes new bike racks and bike lockers, initiated a Living Lab program, Green Office program, and Residence Advisor Training Program, and progressed University Childcare forward. There are many more initiatives in the pipeline for the Office of Sustainability including completion of the Biodiversity and Rain/Storm Water studies.
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.
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.