Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.09 / 4.00 KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
19,428

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
19,428

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Sustainability Student Life Program In Residences

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Dalhousie Office of Sustainability works with Student Services to hire and provide student educators for all campuses to organize sustainability programming in residences. Ecolympics is supported financially by both Residence Life and the Office of Sustainability with a budget for programming, staff time and administrative time. Educators attend a training workshop to learn about the basics of sustainable living and how students can incorporate sustainability in their lives, hosted by the Sustainability Manager. These educators engage other students to deliver educational events and training. Key program efforts include promotion of waste education information and DUMP and Run event and organizing and delivering a 2-week (Ecolympics) inter-building competition that challenges students to reduce their water and energy consumption. The residence building with the largest overall reduction is awarded the trophy and prize.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The target audience of the residence educators are the students living in residence.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
2

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
7

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
140

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Dalhousie Student Union Office of Sustainability (DSUSO)

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

The Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office (DSUSO) aims to educate students on issues concerning the climate justice, as well as to foster a culture of sustainability on campus. The office is run by students and programs are directed to all students on campus. We have counted the Halifax campuses for direct delivery of programs though all programs are open to all the Halifax and Agriculture campus. There is less on the ground presence at the AC. Some annual programs include green grants, workshop series, the green gala, and community engagement activities. DSUSO is funded through student fees via the Dalhousie Student Union and training is completed by the previous DSUSO director.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience is Dalhousie students and community members.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
2

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
48

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
15

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
720

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
860

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.04

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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