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

STARS v2.2

École de Technologie Supérieure
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Sustainable office
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Canada

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

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

Partenariat Climat Montréal (City of Montreal, Foundation of Greater Montreal and Trottier Family Foundation)

SÉRI Montréal (Synergie émergente recherche industrie/institution) (City of Montreal)

RUQDD (Regroupement universitaire québécois en développement durable) (Quebec's University Sustainability Network) (QUSN)

CIRODD: Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Operationalization of Sustainable Development

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

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

Panel discussion, symposium, lectures and webinars:

February 16, 2021: Symposium of the Center for Research on Advanced Materials (CERMA) with the participation of Professor Mohamed Cheriet, professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at ÉTS and Executive Director of CIRODD.

March 8, 2021: Launch of HEC Montréal's Sustainable Development Week 2021: ""Panel Discussion - Horizon 2030: Collaboration at the Heart of the Ecological and Social Transition"", with the participation of ICSRD's Executive Director, Luce Beaulieu.

May 4, 2021: ""Ampère 200th Colloquium: Electrodynamics and Science in the Past, Present and Future"", presentation by IARNSC Executive Director Luce Beaulieu ""The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a vehicle for transforming Quebec's educational system"".

May 31, 2021: Strategic Forum on Higher Education and Research, an event organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. Presentation by a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at ÉTS and Executive Director of CIRODD, Mohammed Cheriet.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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


Has the institution had employees or students 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):

RUQDD: ÉTS is part of The Réseau universitaire québécois en développement durable (RUQDD: Sustainability Network of Québec's Universities). This committee brings together all the sustainability officers of all major universities of Québec. They meet on a regular basis and benchmark and exchange information on the best practices. The sustainability officer, Julien-Pierre Lacombe, the communications advisor - sustainable development, Sara Courcelles, as well as the engineer responsible for waste management, Noé Peres, sit on the committee.

Mohammed Cheriet, professor of systems engineering at ÉTS and executive director of the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD) sits on the board of the International Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD): Co-leader of a conference theme.

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:

Since 2020, ÉTS has accompanied Université TÉLUQ in the establishment of its SD approach. For example, the ÉTS sustainable development advisor gave a conference to members of the Université TÉLUQ community on STARS certification to explain why it is the reference certification, why ÉTS decided to subscribe to it, how to build a STARS certification file and what the challenges are. The SD Team also met with a senior management advisor to provide strategic advice on how to engage the university in the certification process and to ensure effective and rigorous implementation of STARS certification. The SD Team also recommended the hiring of an intern and shared the job description of the ÉTS sustainability intern who is responsible for STARS certification.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:


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

During the summer of 2020, École Polytechnique Montréal and ÉTS pooled the strengths of their respective university's sustainability interns to develop a picture of the inclusion of scope 3 elements in the universities' carbon neutrality approaches.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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