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

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Francine Verrier
Mrs
Office of Government and Community Relations
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
LABVI (Open Laboratory for Intelligent Life) with the Innovation District

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Lab-VI: an opportunity for university researchers
The Open Laboratory of Intelligent Life (Lab-VI) allows concrete technological applications to be tested in the field and under real conditions to improve the daily lives of all citizens. Lab-VI brings together the expertise, technology and infrastructure critical to the development of smart living, including 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), around three essential pillars for smart living projects: connectivity, sensors and probes, and data and their analysis.

The 4 partners of Lab-VI
In collaboration with ÉTS, the Quartier de l'innovation (QI) aims to cultivate a unique innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal, where collaboration and experimentation between the academic, entrepreneurial and citizen communities foster positive spinoffs for society. The QI territory is bounded by René-Lévesque Boulevard and the Lachine Canal, from north to south, and from McGill Street to Atwater Avenue, from east to west.

Ericsson and Videotron are deploying optical, coaxial and cellular fiber equipment and networks in the Lab-VI, including wireless coverage by picocells, LoRa, WiFiSON and other smart links. They allow the interconnection of objects through various platforms and services, and thus to perform tests and measurements as part of R&D projects for the development of innovative products. There is equipment available to researchers.

The objectives of Lab-VI

- Implement an evolutive infrastructure in support of the concept of intelligent living
- Deploy an R&D engine and develop a qualified workforce in 4.5G/5G
- Include the community and citizens as active participants
- Create opportunities for university researchers

In Lab-VI, researchers have access to an evolved, connected, living and inhabited environment. A shared environment for innovative research projects that are attractive for the adoption of new technologies:
- R&D, testing and prototyping projects, technical or non-technical
- Communications and IT infrastructure: wireless networks, platforms, cybersecurity, etc.
- Applications: energy management, home automation, smart home, mental and physical mobile health, entertainment, biodiversity, urban agriculture, etc.
- Appropriation: social sciences (acceptability, uses, public policies) and management sciences (new business models)

More information at www.labvi.ca

Contacts: labvi@quartierinnovationmontreal.com


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
MONTREAL MOVEMENT - GIRLS AND THE CODE

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):


FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE MONTREAL GIRLS' AND THE CODE MOVEMENT
ÉTS is a founding partner of the Montreal movement "Girls and the code" led by Concertation Montréal. The main objective of this initiative is to maximize the potential of Montreal's initiatives to attract more girls to digital technologies and develop the skills of the future; creating synergies for accelerator effects. In 2018, ÉTS will host the Montreal movement "Girls and the code" for a unifying event on October 14.

http://concertationmtl.ca/ce-que-nous-faisons/concerter-et-connecter/mouvement-montrealais-les-filles-le-code/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
FAN OF SCIENCES ÉTS - in associations with colleges

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

To encourage women to take an interest in sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics fields so that they can be better represented in Quebec's technological and scientific fields in the coming years, ÉTS has launched a new initiative, FAN OF SCIENCES. In 2017, this pilot project of a scientific immersion stay held at ÉTS allowed some 40 college girls to become familiar with the engineering profession. With FAN OF SCIENCES, ÉTS wishes to encourage young women to pursue their studies in the field of engineering in order to meet Quebec's future needs. During their stay at ÉTS, these forty young girls from a dozen colleges were able to create prototypes, perform laboratory manipulations and meet engineers and engineering researchers. Through FAN OF SCIENCES, ÉTS hopes that these students will be able to make an informed choice when making their career choices, in full knowledge of the facts. At the end of their stay, each participant receives a scholarship to compensate for the potentially missed work week.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

MONTRÉAL RELÈVE: Week-long recreational activities to raise awareness of engineering careers. The one-day Mentor Activity at ÉTS allows a dozen female students aged between 13 to 15 to be matched with ÉTS professors who introduce them to science and the engineering profession for a week. Several activities are organized, such as laboratory experiments, companies visits, discussion workshops, etc. At the end of their stay, students must present their learning in a group seminar. An animation is designed for this purpose.

SCIENTIFINES: "Les scientifines" is a non-profit organization located in the southwestern part of Montreal. Its mission is to promote science and technology to young girls in the surrounding community in the neighbourhood where ÉTS is located. This organization aims to develop various life skills for young girls and thus counter school drop-out and poverty among women. Their objectives are the following ones: provide girls with scientific activities to promote access to science and technology, enable them to acquire new motivations and skills (such as curiosity, perseverance, patience, problem solving, scientific approach and inventory expansion) to increase their thinking, decision-making and action skills, provide them with a period of homework assistance to prevent the risk of maladjustment and school drop-out, and finally, provide them with a healthy and safe place to go after school to ensure their well-being. In order to contribute to these objectives and strengthen its ties with its local community, ÉTS presents an exhibition of young students' projects. In addition, people from the university community volunteer their time with young girls throughout the year.

CENTRAIDE CAMPAIGN: Each year, ÉTS's Office of Government and Community Relations conducts a fundraising campaign with the internal community for the most disadvantaged in our community.


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