Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.37
Liaison Jenika Wong
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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George Brown College
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Foster
Green Team/Sustainability Coordinator
George Brown College
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Education for Sustainable Development:
1) Neill, S. (2014, June). Measuring Students' Acquisition of Sustainability Skills and Knowledge. Poster presentation at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Kingston, ON.

2) Neill, S. (2014, February). Sustainability Learning Outcomes: How to Audit Post-Secondary Curriculum for Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability Skills and Knowledge. Workshop presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

3) Cassidy, A., MacPherson, A., Neal, V., Neill, S., Watson, G. (2014, February). Developing an education for sustainability (EfS) strategy within the educational development community. Paper presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Educational Developers Caucus, Calgary, AB.

Articles published in “Better Builder” magazine related to Green Buildings (Centre for Construction and Engineering Technology):

1/ Winter 2012 issue 4:
Nancy Sherman under “Builder News” section re GBC’s green initiatives/practices

2/ Spring 2013 issue 5:
Chris Timusk: “Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings – to Students at George Brown College (re Argile Project)

3/ Winter 2014 issue 4:
Chris Timusk: “The Argile Project: Building Science Research at George Brown College” (re Argile Project)

The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Ontario Colleges and Universities Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP)

Greening Greater Toronto

Ontario Colleges Facilities Managers Association

A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

George Brown is a member of the Ontario Colleges and Universities Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP) which meets annually to discuss sustainability on campuses in Ontario, and shares information to further enhance integration of sustainability on Ontario college campuses. There is an association member email list that allows the group to discuss issues and share information throughout the year.

George Brown College also collaborates with other colleges through associations such as the Ontario College Facilities Management Association which meets quarterly in person and connects regularly to discuss various subjects, including sustainability. Lastly, George Brown College collaborates with other Ontario colleges and the Ontario government in relation to energy management systems, and providing input for new energy use and reduction reporting regulations in the province.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

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