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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
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Reyda
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes No
Research (or other scholarship) No
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No
Campus Engagement Yes No
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate No No
Buildings Yes No
Dining Services/Food No No
Energy Yes No
Grounds No No
Purchasing No No
Transportation Yes No
Waste No No
Water No No
Diversity and Affordability Yes Yes
Health, Wellbeing and Work No
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No
Investment No ---
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

We will promote sustainability in the way that we work and live on our campus, and will seek to minimize our impact on the environment. Wherever appropriate, we will address issues of sustainability in our curricula, and emphasize them in our research, public service, and administrative practices. In the broad context of climate change and human health, we will examine our operations in order to reduce our consumption of energy and our campus’s impact on the environment. In this same context we will evaluate all campus development, our approach to transportation and parking, and our place in Wascana Centre and the City of Regina.

http://www.uregina.ca/strategic-plan/assets/docs/pdf/sp-2009-14.pdf


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

The University of Regina is deeply committed to research that sustains and enhances the quality of the natural environment (air, water, and soil), and increases our understanding of the sources, movement, and transformations of contaminants in the environment. We are also committed to research that will lead to the reduction of the negative impact of industrialization (traffic noise, hazardous wastes, and infrastructure aging). Building on decades of environmental research at the University of Regina spanning various faculties and disciplines, research scholars have advanced the knowledge of both natural and artificial systems by addressing environmental issues such as climate change, air and water quality, biodiversity, and natural hazards. Our researchers specialize in solutions focused on conserving renewable resources, forecasting weather and environmental change, advancing process knowledge required for management and control of pollutants in urban, agricultural, and rural settings, industrial waste management, and sustainability of urban infrastructure. Internationally, our research has provided industry and government organizations with innovative solutions to address several environmental challenges the global community is
facing.

http://www.uregina.ca/president/committees/committee-on-sustainability/strategic-plan.html

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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

Improve the university experience for students, promote their wellbeing, and foster a stronger campus community and spirit. Provide more scholarship and bursary support, and allocate the funding necessary to attract and retain highly qualified graduate students. We will promote students’ wellbeing while respecting their autonomy and individuality.We will increase the amount of scholarship and bursary funding available to our students. In particular, to strengthen graduate education and research

http://www.uregina.ca/president/executive-team/vp-administration/projects-initiatives.html


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

The key strategies herein relate to focusing on a compact campus with a high quality open space framework and public realm. This Campus Master Plan does not require high growth for realization; rather, it is designed for the University to incrementally expand and complete the Main Campus in a manner that adds amenity, activity, and coherence.This approach, as a land use planning paradigm that clusters uses to minimize the need for vehicular movement and to ensure the highest use of infrastructure, is central to embracing a sustainability framework for land use planning decisions.
Specifically, the Campus Master Plan articulates a new vision for the Main Campus that has been shaped by the campus community. It identifies the planning and design principles for growth and development, and names key design strategies and actions to achieve the vision. The Campus Master Plan also gives renewed attention towards adopting a lens of sustainability in campus planning that appreciates the beautiful park setting and existing built heritage, as it is within this unique context that the University of Regina has flourished.

http://www.uregina.ca/fm/p-d-c/master-plan2011.html

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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

Energy and Natural Resources. The University of Regina has long understood that both pure research and applied research are driving forces behind sustainable societal and economic development. There is a clear recognition that the availability of energy (including both non-renewable, e.g., oil and uranium, and renewable, e.g., geothermal and wind) geological materials (potash, gold, and diamond), water, and agricultural
resources are fundamental to that growth. The University of Regina has and is making significant contributions to develop ways to lessen human impact and increase social responsibility with respect to climate, water, and land in energy production, industrial technologies, water management, and agricultural practices. We specialize in solutions focused on carbon capture and storage, risk assessment of geological storage of CO2,
enhanced oil recovery and recovery of minerals from mine waste, innovative mining methods for metals, minerals, and oil shales, and energy-related policy options.

http://www.uregina.ca/president/committees/committee-on-sustainability/strategic-plan.html

+ Date Revised: April 7, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

We will evaluate all campus development, our approach to transportation and parking, and our place in Wascana Centre and the City of Regina.

http://www.uregina.ca/president/committees/committee-on-sustainability/strategic-plan.html

+ Date Revised: April 7, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

Continue to build a friendly, diverse, safe, welcoming and inclusive campus.
Expected Outcomes
1. Our workforce more closely reflects and is representative of our community
2. Our working environment is inclusive of all employees
3. There is a greater awareness and understanding of diversity in our working environment

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.uregina.ca/president/assets/docs/vp-admin/HR%2520StratPlan-2010-15.pdf&sa=U&ei=rC6rU9afN4b5oATXu4L4DA&ved=0CAUQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNFlOriHy4-MO5nDbus9LNWtpNWA3Q


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

1. Assess current reality based on available workforce statistics, engagement survey, other benchmark data
2. Develop a vision and strategy
3. Identify employee engagement measures that reflect inclusivity/diversity
4. Define action plan for positive change to address gaps
5. Identify and educate targeted groups
6. Educate managers and employee groups on disability and accommodation
7. Respectful work and learning environment education implemented for faculty, staff and students
8. Aboriginal awareness for faculty and staff
9. Health, safety and environment education for faculty, staff and students
10. Review all university policies and practices through diversity lens
11. Embed diversity principles into HR policies and practices

http://www.uregina.ca/president/assets/docs/vp-admin/HR%20StratPlan-2010-15.pdf


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):

HR


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:

The University of Regina’s approach to health research is a multidisciplinary one, drawing on the expertise of researchers in different faculties to study the impact of health determinants on various populations. At the same time, research continues into the preventative aspects of health care, with the study and development of policy and program interventions designed to improve health determinants and equitable access to health services. Our researchers explore many aspects of health and are conducting leading-edge studies in aging, ethics, longterm care, pain assessment and management, cancer, population and aboriginal health, rural and northern health, and studies on the overall health and wellness of our communities. In partnership with the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan, our research scholars are advancing aboriginal health studies of chronic diseases, nutrition and lifestyle, indigenous healing, health delivery, and environmental health.

http://www.uregina.ca/president/committees/committee-on-sustainability/strategic-plan.html

+ Date Revised: April 7, 2016

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

Sustainability must be emphasized in all aspects of the University of Regina’s activities. Members of the university community need to embody it in the way we live and work on campus. As part of our contribution to society, we also need to evaluate and critique the cluster of issues around sustainability.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:
http://www.uregina.ca/president/committees/committee-on-sustainability/strategic-plan.html
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