Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elenore Breslow
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Master of Sustainability, Co-op Program (Scheme A) - This program helps facilitate society’s transition towards sustainability by research and applied experiences, and engagement in problem-solving through innovative pedagogy. Students enrolled in Scheme A have the exciting opportunity to enhance their academic learning experience with a co-op placement. This offers students a chance to gain career-related work experience, develop a network of contacts, and gain a better understanding of what it is like to work in the environmental sustainability field. Examples of past co-op placements include, Royal Botanical Gardens Discovery Camp, Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Environment Canada.

University of the Sunshine Coast Collaborative Program – Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) and the Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the Sunshine Coast have signed a formal Memorandum of Understand (MOU) in 2016. Through this MOU, two students have begun their studies to complete a PhD in Sustainability at the University of the Sunshine Coast where they are supervised by researchers from both university, and study in Australia and Canada. The PhD is an advanced research program that fosters development of independent research skills, scholarly analysis and ability to communicate research findings in the field of sustainability.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information about the collaboration between the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and the University of the Sunshine Coast: https://brocku.ca/esrc/university-sunshine-coast/

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