Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

École de Technologie Supérieure
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Martin Minville
Students services
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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 students that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation :
Each new student is taken care of upon admission to ensure that they receive all information related to their academic year. All communications from Student Life Services are done via email and the mailings allow new students to register for A12 sessions, tours and the workshop; find housing. The school's layout has sorting islands that allow for the proper sorting of various waste materials during the welcome day and throughout the year. Following the drop-in days, a survey is sent out to keep track of the attendance and appreciation of these days. This survey also allows us to evaluate the needs of the students, year after year, and to adapt.
-For all students, new and old, additional training is offered at the beginning of the session to meet the needs of the clientele. For example, each student wishing to organize an event can take the "Organizing and promoting an event at ÉTS" course, where they receive information on eco-responsible events and good practices in event planning.
-Free welcome sessions offered by Student Services (SVÉ). Sessions led by students.
-Presentation of the "Drink the water from our fountains" campaign, explaining that ÉTS is a bottled water free campus.
-Guided tour offered to all new students. Presentation of the campus and facilities.
-Networking period with new students. Presentation and discussion with :
- International Relations Office
- CENTECH: business incubator
- ÉTS Philanthropy and Alumni Services
- Library: presentation of spaces and services
- Registrar: help and support for student files
- SAR: success assistance service (speakers)
- Student financial aid - SAE
- Office of Respect for the Person
- Student Life Services and Student Organizations Office (pavilion D)
- Sports Centre: training programs and healthy lifestyle habits
- Information Technology Services: network, web platform and my ÉTS application
- Student Association (AÉTS)
- OPUS: public transportation
-Layout to promote communication and integration. Campus map and pavilions made available to new students. Installation of computer stations to consult the schedule, the various ÉTS web platforms and to search for housing. + presence of students in the halls of the buildings during the first week to answer questions.
-Food service by a local company. (Cafeteria in the university) Use of compostable or reusable dishes. Favouring local products.
Sale of a "newcomer's kit" containing a reusable water bottle, a T-shirt with the ÉTS logo, a cap or a toque as well as information on the student association.
-Welcome session by a student life counsellor adapted for international students in order to promote better integration.
-Presence of the Dean of Studies to talk about academic matters.
-Tour of the campus, residences and nearby businesses. Visit of the neighbourhood and activities organized by the ReflETS photo club
-Language café; discussion to encourage links between communities and break isolation.
Implementation of complementary training and workshops for student organizations

Website URL where information about sustainability in student orientation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.etsmtl.ca/Activites-et-services-aux-etudiants/Rentree (Préparez votre rentrée à l'ÉTS)

https://www.etsmtl.ca/regie-des-evenements#ecoresponsable (Organiser un événement éco-responsable)

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