Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Akrivi Papadaki
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Erin Jones
Information Architect
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 sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

Students are hired as student researchers and are paid to participate in research projects. Faculty and staff act as Principal Investigators, providing guidance and direction to students engaging in research activities and supervising Student Researchers to ensure high-quality outcomes. Sustainability curriculum is integrated with GBC’s research activities.


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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

o Yes. The Ignite Fund supports GBC employees engaged in original research and innovation activities, including those related to sustainability. Through this program, faculty can request funding to cover costs associated with release time to engage in research activities (full-time faculty), remuneration on an hourly basis to engage in research activities (part-time faculty), and Student Researcher salaries, workshops, training, equipment, supplies and knowledge dissemination activities.


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 copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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