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Liaison Stephanie Foster
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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George Brown College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dawn Davidson
Director
Research and Innovation
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Students are hired as “Student Researchers” or “Student Leaders”, and they are paid as support staff for participating in research projects. We also have faculty and staff who act as “Principal Investigators”, who provide guidance and direction to the students during the project, as well as supervise their work and ensure quality deliverables.
Sustainability course content is fully integrated with GBC’s real world industry-led research projects that are driving toward quick commercialization of products, techniques and processes. Students are now able to highlight their sustainability and innovation skills with digital badges that can be posted on their e-portfolios, on social and professional communications media and on their on their resumes. In addition, specific applied research initiatives related to sustainability can be provided upon request.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

Full-time faculty involved in research are usually facilitated as follows:
- Allotted hours on their Standard Workload Formula (SWF) varies (10 -50 % of the 44 hours/week max. teaching contract)
- Expenses allowed for attending workshops, seminars etc. related to the research

Non-full-time faculty involved in research are usually facilitated as follows:
- Remuneration on an hourly basis
- Expenses allowed for attending workshops, seminars etc. related to the research


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

George Brown College's Learning Commons has developed a Green Research Guide to to some of the best resources to faculty green their teaching and curriculum. It is searchable according the College Campus, by subject areas according to the College's teaching centres, and organized according to books, magazines and journals that can be found in the Learning Commons and its data bases.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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