Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chris Adam
Sustainability Office
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

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

Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan)
Sustainable Development Solutions Network- Canada (SDSN)
Higher Education Sustainability Inititiative (HESI)

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

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

CEGEP Vert - College's in Quebec involved in sustainability

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

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

1. EcoCity Conference in Vancouver, B.C. - presented on UN SDG's and how they are integrated into Dawson's well-Being for All vision.
2. 3rd Annual Living Schools Symposium - Cookshire, Quebec. - Full day reviewing Living School attributes and sustainability projects for youth (Postponed-Covid)
3. CICAN - Sustainability theme for 2020 conference - Sustainable Happiness (postponed COVID)
4. CBU Master's in Sustainability, Creativity and Change program - Living Campus
5. AASHE webinar - Living. Campus and SDG integration.
6. John Abbott College - Sustainable Happiness

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

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

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):

Ursula Cabral - Development Counsellor - Planning Committee CICAN Conference
Veronique Paris - Coordinator - Facilities Dept - Federations des CEGEPS - Sustainability in CEGEPS
Richard Dugas - CEGEP Vert - Environment Jeunesse
Chris Adam - director - Sustainability Office - Dawson Foundation Board - Socially Responsible Investment Committee Chair
Chris Adam - Pan-Canadian working group on integration of UN SDGs in colleges across Canada
Chris Adam - Sustainability Protocol Committee - CICan

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:

Fleming College - reviewing the concept of well-being for all in institutes of higher education and how to operationalize this concept. John Abbott College - help in creating a sustainability plan. Examples of how positive psychology and ecological concepts are explicitly planned into formal and informal education is being discussed and field visits to our respective campuses planned. Other topics include evidence-based methods, dealing with bureaucracy and various drivers and barriers to project success. Biophilic design is also being reviewed as a method to address student success, staff retention and to reduce stress.

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

John Abbott staff College are working with the staff of the sustainability office to review methods used to reduce carbon and exchange carbon neutral campaign data.
Vanier College teachers are meeting with the sustainability office to discuss the same carbon neutral campaign process and communication strategies. Both groups trying to assess best methods for their respective institution.
Preparatoria Tres marias - Living Campus attribute inventory

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

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

Dawson facilities dept has invited 12 other colleges to meet and discuss waste reduction challenges and carbon neutral campaign strategies (Reference Spring 2020).
We continue to partner with two institutes of higher education in Mexico (UPN and UEAM universities in Morelos, Mexico). Title of project is Sustainable Campuses.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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