Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

École de Technologie Supérieure
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Yan Sasseville
Communication department
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability?:
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

Each student is taken care upon admission to ensure that he or she receives all informations relatives to the start of academic year. All communications about students services are done by email and those emails give the opportunity to new students to register to orientation sessions, guided tours and the workshop; find accomodation. The university is equipped with residual material sorting stations that enable the different types of residual material to be properly discarded during the orientation days and all year long. Following the orientation days, a survey is sent to all participating students to collect and keep data on the participation and appreciation of the experience. This survey helps evaluate students needs to adapt the orientation days year after year.
For all students, new and old, additional training is offered at the beginning of the semester to meet the needs of the clientele. For example, each student wishing to organize an event can follow the training course "Organizing and effectively promoting an event at ÉTS" where he receives information on eco-friendly events and good practices in events.
-Free orientation days offer by Students services department. The orientation sessions are led by students.
-A presentation of The sustainable development staff and The Sustainable Building Association of ÉTS is made
-A presentation of the «Let’s drink water from our fountains» outreach campaign is made to explain that ÉTS is a plastic bottle free campus
-Guided tours of the campus and the facilities are suggested to all new students.
-Networking sessions with all new students. Presentation of and discussion with :
-International Recruitment and Coordination Office
- CENTECH : business incubator
- FDDAÉÉTS : student association development fund
- Library: presentation of facilities and services
- Registrar: help and support for student files
- SAR: Success Support Service (Stakeholders)
- Educational Financial Assistance - EAS
- Harassment Prevention and Resolution Office
- Sports centre: training program and healthy lifestyle habits
- Information Technology Services: my ÉTS network, web platform and application
- Student Association (SSEAs)
- OPUS : public transport
-Campus design encourage communication and integration. Map of campus and pavilions are available for new students. Installation of computer stations to consult the schedule, the various ÉTS web platforms and to find accommodation, + presence of students in the pavilion halls during the first week to answer questions.
-Food serving by a local organization (Cafeteria in the University). Use of dishware compostable or reusable.
-Sale of «Kit du nouveau» including a reusable water bottle, an ÉTS shirt, a cap or beanie and informations about the student association.
-Welcome session by a student life counsellor adapted for foreign students to promote better integration
-Presence of the studies dean to discuss of academic components
-Tour of the campus, students household and nearby shops.
-Linguistic café; discussion to promote connections in the community and break through seclusion

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