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

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A KAREINA D'SOUZA
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Dalhousie College of Sustainability

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The College of Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary, student-focused forum for collaborative teaching and learning driven by the pressing concerns of our time. The curriculum incorporates team teaching, problem-based and experiential learning, hands-on internship opportunities, and a public lecture series.

Four interlocking conceptual pillars structure the College:

an interdisciplinary undergraduate programme;
a suite of graduate offerings (forthcoming);
a common place for interdisciplinary sustainability scholarship;
community engagement.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC3, AC5, AC6, AC7

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Signature Research Clusters organized around the SDGs

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Dalhousie's research efforts focus on five Signature Research Clusters, and are informed by two cross-cutting themes, Big Data and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Signature Research Cluster: Sustainable Ocean
Signature Research Cluster: Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Populations
Signature Research Cluster: Clean Tech, Energy, the Environment
Signature Research Cluster: Culture, Society, Community Development
Signature Research Cluster: Food Security


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC9, AC10

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office (DSUSO) strives to create a culture of sustainability within DSU Operations and at Dalhousie University. They seek to improve our university community by making the DSU an ecologically aware, economically responsible, socially equitable institution. To encourage communication within the Dalhousie student community, DSUSO acts as a hub to identify, assess, and address challenges of environmental sustainability on campus.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN 1, EN2, EN3

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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