Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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Dalhousie University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Environmental Research Symposium / MREM/ MES / APENS

Research embedded in the curriculum:-

MGMT 5000 – Management Without Borders
SUST 2000 Humanity in the Natural Environment: An introduction to problem-based learning
SUST 3002 Environment, Sustainability & Society Internship
ENVS/SUST 3502 Campus as a Living Laboratory
SUST 4000 Environment, Sustainability & Society Capstone


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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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:

Environmental Research Symposium

The College of Sustainability convenes research development sessions based on calls for proposals from granting agencies, inviting interested faculty members and researchers from across the university. College staff support the development of proposals based on the outcomes of these sessions. In one example, this resulted in a proposal involving 25 faculty from over 7 Dalhousie faculties and two other regional universities.

As well, the College of Sustainability convenes “Research Conversations” once per term, themed around major transdisciplinary issues in sustainability research. The first such event occurred in Winter 2011 on the theme of “Oceans and Sustainability” with 15 faculty members present. Researchers from across the university are invited to speak for five minutes on their work related to the theme, followed by a general discussion of synergies and opportunities for collaboration. Future themes include “Food and Food Security” and “Energy for Cities.”


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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