Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
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Ecole de Technologie Superieure
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Francine Verrier
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Office of Government and Community Relations
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

MONTRÉAL DURABLE 2016-2020
ÉTS is an official partner of Montréal Durable 2016-2020, the third sustainable development plan for the Montréal community. It was also a partner in the first and second plans. As such, ÉTS is committed to 17 actions that contribute to the sustainable development of the Montréal community. It is also part of the 4 mobilization teams where it works jointly with elected officials and city representatives to advance the city of Montreal's sustainable development priorities. Here are the 4 mobilization teams:
Team 1: Low-carbon Montreal
Team 2: Montréal, green city
Team 3: Montreal, a great place to live
Team 4: A prosperous and responsible Montreal

BRIEF TO THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
In May 2017, ÉTS submitted a brief to the Commission on Economic and Urban Development and Housing of the City of Montréal as part of the consultations aimed at optimizing the economic development and innovation potential of Montréal's higher education institutions. The Commission has adopted ÉTS recommendations in the areas of urban planning, transport, international students, research and development and innovation, among others.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE URBANIZATION DESIGN OF CAMPUS ÉTS:
In order to create a dynamic living environment in the heart of Griffintown, ÉTS has launched a consultation process with all its stakeholders.

In May 2017, Executive Director Pierre Dumouchel presented a thesis to the City of Montréal as part of consultations aimed to optimize the economic development and innovation potential of Montréal's higher education institutions. This thesis, which was very well received by the community, was part of the orientations of the 3rd axis of the ÉTS Strategic Plan (2016-2019) concerning the living environment. In order to achieve the institution's objectives, it was therefore planned to support the ÉTS management and Board of Directors in the development of a campus urban development plan, with a view to create a strong territorial signature, to ensure harmonious integration in the neighbourhood and to promote the social and collective acceptability of the project. A consultant was hired and prepared a consultation document on the urban development of the campus. They then prepared a concept of development guide, based on comments from internal and external stakeholders. Four groups of employees, professors and managers and one group of students were interviewed in January and February 2018. For external influencers and partners, a series of consultations began in November 2017 and continued until the end of February 2018. ÉTS was able to present the approach and gather input from municipal and socio-economic stakeholders, Griffintown stakeholders, commercial tenants, as well as stakeholders involved in transportation and heritage. The consultation elements focused on five main aspects: 1. sustainable mobility, 2. street furniture, 3. security, 4. beautification and greening 5. territorial identity. In parallel, meetings are continuing today with municipal and transportation authorities to ensure that the interests of ÉTS and the various stakeholders are taken into account in short-term developments in the neighbourhood.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The CAEI was created in 2010 in Canada. The Congress of America on International Education brings together 37 academic associations and is an inter-American space for dialogue and consultation on the internationalization of research and higher education. The theme of the 2017 Congress of America, "When Leaders and Experts of America Meet to Discuss International Education and Research", encouraged the exchange of ideas and collaboration on key educational issues in America. The Congress of America on International Education (CAIE) was held under the chairmanship of the Minister of Higher Education, Hélène David. Organized by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal, and the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), the purpose of this meeting was to continue the inter-American dialogue on the internationalization of research and teaching. The event was also an opportunity for the 500 participants to deepen international collaborations and share best practices in university management. More than forty conferences, workshops and plenary sessions were held during the congress. Topics to be covered include national higher education programs, women's leadership in higher education, building smart, sustainable and technological cities, the priorities of granting agencies and multilateral organizations, and several models of international collaboration that have proven successful in recent years. Several political and academic personalities were expected, including the Minister of Higher Education and President of the Congress, Ms Hélène David, the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Ms Dominique Anglade, the Minister of Education of Panama, Ms Marcela Paredes, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education of Mexico, Mr M. Salvador Jara, the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Francophonie, Jean-Stéphane Bernard, Chief Scientist of Quebec, Rémi Quirion and the heads of the event's host institutions. The CAEI 2017 relied on many partners to contribute to its success. In addition to the five host institutions, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal, Altissia, the Quebec universities network, ILUMNO, Montreal tourism, the Research funds of Quebec, Guard.me, The Council for Interuniversity Cooperation, the international relation counsil of Montreal, the Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional - CIN, Higher Education Academy, MITACS, Montréal International, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil and World Education Services also participated. As part of this major event, the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education acted as executive secretariat.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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