Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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Carleton University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Sustainable Energy Carleton will support research and demonstration of the most promising new energy technologies. The Centre will assist in the work to move new technologies from the lab to the marketplace by fostering partnerships with leading-edge companies in industry.

On the policy front, Sustainable Energy Carleton will support research into the design and implementation of policies which will inform government priorities, guide new policy initiatives, and strengthen public engagement in sustainable energy.

SEC also coordinates applications for grants and other funding sources which bring in additional resources to support multi-disciplinary research work.

Sustainable Energy Carleton has many exciting initiatives underway. Carleton researchers in different fields are collaborating and making important contributions to the field of sustainable energy through top quality education and research.

Current activities and initiatives:
Professional Development Courses, Profiling SEC’s Research, Supporting Sustainable, Energy Research, Building Partnerships, Green Revolving Fund Committee.


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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

See previous description for students. The research support does not exclude/include specific research over others, ie. Students over faculty.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

Carleton has a vibrant multidisciplinary research community whose work is complemented by high quality programs and innovative teaching methods. Research in sustainable energy at Carleton stems principally from the Faculty of Engineering and Design and the School of Public Policy and Administration, but also includes other faculties including Arts and Social Sciences, Biology, Economics, Political Science and the Sprott School of Business.

We are committed to world-class research in addressing real world issues and sustainable energy issues and developing practical “real world” solutions. Through CSERC, our research provides a unique platform to expose a new generation of students and professionals to cutting-edge research into scientific, social and political dimensions of transforming the energy sector into a more sustainable system. It is through those students, our future technology and policy professionals, that we will find leadership to design and deploy energy solutions that advance economic and social development locally, nationally and globally.

Our research in energy and sustainability has been captured in “Energizing our Future”. This publication showcases some of the most significant research that is currently underway at Carleton, our researchers and our focus for the future through the Sustainable Energy Research Centre.


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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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