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

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability: The President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS) provides a forum for students, faculty, administration, and alumni to provide advice on campus sustainability programs and policies.

Key organizations that regularly report on their activities to the Council include the Office of Sustainability, the College of Sustainability, and the Student Union Sustainability Office. The Agricultural Campus has a Sustainability Committee that reports to the PACS. There are sub committees of the PACS that focus on a topic during a certain period.

https://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/about/Presidents_advisory_council_on_sustainability.html


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

The Council includes membership from faculties, departments, student organizations, and community. For the 2019-2020 reporting year membership included:

Sabrina Guzman Skotnitsky, DSU Sustainability Office Director, dsu.sustain@Dal.Ca

Sophie Boardman, Student Sustainability Office, DSU, dsu.sustain@Dal.Ca

Isa Wright, Vice President Finance and Operations, DSU, dsuvpf@dal.ca

Dean of the College of Sustainability, (in transition)

Katherine Harman, Vice Chair of Senate, Carleton Campus, Katherine.harman@dal.ca (retired March 2020)

Chris Moore, Dean of the Faculty of Science, dean.science@dal.ca

Michelle Adams of the Faculty of Management, michelle.adams@dal.ca

Ryan McNutt, Manager Communications and Marketing, ryan.mcnutt@dal.ca

Steven Mannell, Director, College of Sustainability, steven.mannell@dal.ca (Acting Director for 2020-2021 Peter Mushkat)

Peter Coutts, Acting Assistant Vice-President of Facilities Management, Peter.Coutts@Dal.Ca (delegated to Nathan in 2019-2020)

Nathan Rogers, Assistant Director of Capital Planning, Facilities Management, nathan.rogers@dal.ca

Jerry Aguinaga, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Jerry.Aguinaga@Dal.Ca

Monty Thibeault, Director of Procurement, monty.thibeault@dal.ca

Heather Sutherland, AVP of Ancillary Services , heather.sutherland@dal.ca

Rochelle Owen, Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, rjowen@dal.ca

Kareina D’Souza, Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability, kareina.dsouza@dal.ca

Marty Janowitz, Alumni Representative, marty.janowitz@stantec.com (finished term March 2020)

Chris Cutler, Associate Dean Research, AC Campus, chris.cutler@Dal.Ca

David Gray, Dean Faculty of Agriculture, AC Campus, David.Gray@Dal.Ca

Graham Gagnon, AVP of Research Services, Chair of Council, graham. gagnon@dal.ca


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability focuses on supporting solutions that create positive social, ecological and economic change in university operations. The Office works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into all major planning, assessment, policy, reporting and communications products and procedures, as well as to engage student, staff, and faculty in sustainable living and operations. The Office works with many campus and community partners to achieve its objectives.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3.50

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Rochelle Owen, Executive Director; Kareina D'Souza, Sustainability Manager, Justin MacDonald, Energy Manager, Scott MacPhee, TDM coordinator

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

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

President's Advisory Council on Sustainability

The President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (PACS) provides a forum for students, faculty, administration, and community members to provide advice on campus sustainability programs and policies. Key organizations that regularly report on their activities to the Council include the Office of Sustainability, the College of Sustainability, and the Student Union Sustainability Office. The Council meets quarterly to review plans and policies, coordinate events, and joint initiatives including joint lectures such as the Ten Years of Change - https://cdn.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/faculty/sustainability/ESS-Fall-Lecture-Series-Poster.pdf

Dalhousie Office of Sustainability

The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability works to incorporate sustainability concepts and criteria into policy and planning, building and retrofit projects, and operations. The Office works with many campus and community partners to achieve its objectives. A 10 year progress report of the last decade of action has been released covering the period 2010-2020.

https://www.dal.ca/dept/sustainability/about/Purpose/Strategic_Planning_and_Reporting.html


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