Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Dan Douglas
Dean
Centre for Research and Innovation
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Student Research and Innovation Day is an annual event that allows students to showcase truly innovative projects that they have created independently, in-class or as a part of a capstone project. Incentive to develop research projects comes in the form of prizes in many categories. Many of the projects are sustainability-related or focused, especially in the technology category. Through the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Environments (CSEE), faculty members who receive project funding often involve students in their research by offering course credit for projects related to the research, and also through co-op terms that are often paid. This gives students further incentive to become involved in sustainability research.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

"The Centre for Sustainable Energy and Environment (CSEE), funded by an NSERC grant, gives incentive to faculty to do sustainability research. Funding and often release time are provided. Fanshawe College also has internal funds in the form of the Research Innovation Fund.

The Centre for Research and Innovation has as one of its principles "Contribute to improved envrionmental, health and quality of life factors in our community". Funding through this centre is therefore often applied to sustainability projects, giving faculty incentive."


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The library has dedicated staff available to assist researchers.

Available research guides aren't specifically for sustainability; however, some guides may include sustainability component


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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