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

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jenika Wong
Project Coordinator
Strategy and Planning
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Updated on July 9, 2020:
George Brown College is a member of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE).

The objectives of the CAPDHHE are:

1. To provide professional development for individuals employed at colleges and universities in the area of discrimination and harassment, including harassment as identified under human rights law.

2. To provide a forum at the Annual Conference for the presentation of research and the exchange of information, ideas and innovations in the area of discrimination and harassment.

3. To provide a forum in the bi-annual Association Newsletter and the CAPDHHE web-site for the presentation of research and the exchange of information, ideas and innovations in the area of discrimination and harassment

4. To provide an organizational structure/mechanism at the national level which will provide for a communication network for members.

5. To provide an opportunity to support and disseminate research on subjects relevant to discrimination and harassment and human rights.

For more information, please visit http://capdhhe.ca/


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

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

Updated on July 9, 2020:
George Brown College is a member of Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP).

OCUSP has 4 primary activities:
1. Networking for Sustainability Professionals
2. Sharing of ideas and best practices between institutions 
3. Monitoring the environmental performance of institutions 
4. Advocating for collective action and policy positions for sustainability related issues in post secondary education in Ontario. 

For more information, please visit https://www.ocusp.org


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

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

Updated on July 9, 2020:
In 2019, Elisabeth Henriques, Liaison and Recruitment Officer, presented at the 2019 International Association of Admissions Organisations (IAAO) Conference, presented by the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) and the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). The IAAO is an international community of practice for admissions professionals, bringing together senior colleagues from centralized higher education admissions services around the world in an effort to aid the further development of centralized admissions. The conference support OCAS's vision of making colleges in Ontario flexible, economical, innovative, and supportive for applicants and students.

For more information and to view the conference agenda, please visit https://www.ocas.ca/who-we-are/IAAOConference2019


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Updated July 9, 2020:
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.

Christine Walker, Director of Academic and our Chef School, sits on the Board of Foodshare. The mission of Foodshare is to increase access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables and fruit through community led projects. All of FoodShare’s work is guided by strong beliefs that reflect our commitment to food security and food justice. As a leader in food security locally and globally, we collaborate with others who share our beliefs to realize our vision of good healthy food for all. For more information, please visit https://foodshare.net/about/values/


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?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In response to feedback from AASHE regarding our original submission, we updated the descriptions for national and local level memberships as well as our higher education conference participation. Please note that one of the responses (membership in OCUSP) was removed from the section about board or committee appointments because OCUSP is now featured in one of our updated responses. So, we added some new information to this section (Christine Walker's involvement with Foodshare).

Thank you.

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