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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.

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Liaison Bryanna Butz
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Regina
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Reyda
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems Yes
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes Yes
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles ---
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences No
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills No
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution Yes
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives No

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

UR Sustainability Club. "The club’s main objectives are to promote home grown food on campus; encourage efficient waste management and water conservation; facilitate ride sharing opportunities; urge facilities management to invest in eco friendly infrastructure; promote sustainable international development, and most importantly, develop a hub for students, faculty, staff and community member to work on sustainable initiatives together". January 2014 - 120 members (15 very active). Group is student governed.


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:

The campus has "The Edible Campus" project. In 2013 season it consisted of three gardens: the First Nations University Shared Garden, Le Potager (organised through the Institut francais), and the Green Patch (organised through the Regina Public Research Interest Group). This project has shared governance between students, staff, and faculty.


The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:

Enactus Regina - "A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world." UofR group is very active. One project: "Based in Business helps entrepreneurial-minded retired and soon-to-be-retired Canadian Forces members reintegrate back into civilian life. .... In the summer of 2013, Enactus Regina officially rolled out the Based in Business bootcamp at the University of Regina, the first in Western Canada." (http://enactusregina.ca/)


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:

None.


The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

Sustainability Action and Awareness Month - October 2013. Over 30 events organized by over 15 groups reached 1800 UofR students, staff, and faculty. Many of the events were organized by and primarily attended by students.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

Re-ART: Recycled Art Competition and Exhibition. October 22 - November 1, 2013. Students, staff and faculty entered pieces made from found or recycled material. Held in student run Fifth Parallel Gallery. Cash prizes for top three student entries. Over 30 entrants. Over 650 visitors to exhibit.


The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:

None.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

None.


The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

None.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

From May 2013 - April 2014 Facilities Management has hired a student (Coop or non-Coop) as a "Sustainability Intern" to assist the Sustainability Coordinator in campus wide sustainability efforts.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
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A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:

None.


The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

None.


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:
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Timeframe used: May 2011 - April 2014.

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.