Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.00
Liaison Jessica Krejcik
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Concordia University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Cassandra Lamontagne
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Réseau universitaire québécois en développement durable (RUQDD) and la centre interdisciplinaire en opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD)

Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

A case study on Concordia's Creative Centre for reuse was submitted to AASHE's Campus Sustainability Hub in December 2021. The goal was to highlight the success of the reuse centre and offer insights to the community on the implementation of the project and lessons learnt.

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Michael Bossert, one of our faculty members, is on the board of the International Sustainability Campus Network (ISCN); Isabelle Mailhot-Leduc (former sustainable food services coordinator at Hospitality Concordia) participated in the development of AASHE STARS 2.2.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Not an official mentoring program but we regularly have discussion and share materials with McGill's sustainability office and vice versa.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Concordia's Office of Sustainability reviewed McGill University's 2020 STARS submission.

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Concordia joined nine other universities in Quebec in jointly declaring a climate emergency and signing the Race to Zero in 2020.

The Indigenous Student Librarian program offers the opportunity for an indigenous student to work part-time as a student librarian (or archivist) at Concordia Library, while pursuing a master’s degree in information studies at either McGill or Université de Montréal. This initiative, led by Concordia University Library, is a partnership between three universities: Concordia, McGill University, and Université de Montréal.

The Centre for Research in Human Development (CRDH) brings together top researchers and trainees in the area of lifespan development. Presently, CRDH has 58 Members, and over 170 Trainees from 8 disciplines at 7 institutions (Concordia, U. Laval, McGill, U. de Montréal, UQAM, UQTR, CEGEP Lanaudière).

This year, Concordia is one of the participating universities to develop and offer the Summer School on Societal Transformation through CIRODD, a Concordia-accredited course offering students the opportunity to develop key competencies for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at the municipal level.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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