Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Drew Dullen
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amanda Smits
Centre Administrator
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The University’s Sustainability Co-ordinating Committee (SCC) serves as a forum for the receipt and exchange of sustainability related information, practices, actions, initiatives, education, goods and services, etc. In this manner, participants are able to link-up with one another in mutually supporting adhoc groups to develop grass-roots initiatives or to improve on their sustainable practices. Since 2009, the SCC has been able to sustain and facilitate engagement and dialogue, often at the ‘middle-management’ level, with those in the Brock University community in regards to enhancing and promoting sustainability at the University.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Scott Johnstone – Senior Associate VP, Infrastructure & Operations, Facilities Management
Mary Quintana – Director, Asset Management & Utilities, Facilities Management
Ryan Plummer – Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
Amanda Smits – Centre Administrator, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
Student Representative – Brock Eco Club
Haley Myatt – Graduate Students’ Association, President
Faisal Hejazi – Brock University Students’ Union, President
Robert Hilson – General Manager, Brock University Students’ Union
Heather McLean – Director of Business Operations, Brock University Students’ Union
Kate Swiatek – Director, Operations, Brock University Students’ Union
Cindy Chernish – Associate Director, Residences, Residences
Malcolm Dales – Director, Dining Services, Ancillary Services
Jamie Flemming – Director, Residence, Office of the Vice Provost & AVP
Karen McAllister-Kenny – Director, Office of the Vice Provost & AVP, Students
Dave McArthur – Facilities & Services, Director, Facilities & Services
Linda Tremblay – Project Manager, Captial Planning & Project Management
Mandeep Mukkar Ippolito – Facilities Manager, MIWSFPA & Satellite Sites, Asset Management & Utilities
Paul Smeltzer – Director, Captial Planning & Project Management
Representative – Information Technology Services

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Brock University has an Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) that focuses on being a transformative and creative transdisciplinary community dedicated to research and education to advance environmental sustainability locally and globally. In working towards this mission, the ESRC:

- Encourages research excellence in environmental sustainability by faculty, librarians, and students;
- Enables enriching educational experiences in environmental sustainability;
- Engages in knowledge mobilization and foster knowledge impacts.

Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Elenore Breslow, Sustainability Coordinator (Summer 2020)

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Unlike other universities, Brock, does not have an office specifically dedicated to operational sustainability. In winter 2018, the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and Facilities Management at Brock University created a partnership (Brock University Project Charter) to focus and advance Sustainability at Brock. This exciting initiative uniquely bridges the operating and academic constituents concerned with Sustainability at Brock. It will provide real benefits to the Brock University community by leveraging the resources (both financial and in-kind), capacities, and talents of both internal units to address environmental sustainability issues and initiatives on campus.

The Brock University Project Charter is initially set to last five years. Among some of the more specific targets the two sides are working toward are:

- Conducting a needs assessment which identifies priorities, proposed activities and objectives to be achieved within the first five years
- Holding public events each year pertaining to knowledge mobilization and/or community engagement
- Engaging graduate and undergraduate students in campus sustainability issues and initiatives through co-operative education, course projects, and independent research (i.e. MRP/thesis); initiate research projects by Faculty
- Exploring and pursuing mutually beneficial opportunities of shared interest such as grant proposals, community forums, etc.
- Promoting Sustainability at Brock within the greater Brock University community and develop networks locally, nationally and internationally

This partnership continues to engage with the Sustainability Co-ordinating Committee annually.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator (Summer 2020)

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Each summer the Brock University Project Charter hires 1 full-time position May to August annually, 2 part-time Research Assistant positions throughout the academic year (September to April).

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