Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 4.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
14,338

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
14,338

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Escouades DD

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

The Escouades DD (SD Squad) is a team of students that are hired at the beginning of each semester to support HEC Montréal’s sustainability outreach activities aimed at its students. The members of the Escouades come from various undergraduate or graduated programs, and their mission is to reach other students to educate them on sustainability initiatives, programs, and curriculum. Hired by the Sustainability Office and the Infrastructure Office, the members of the SD Squad are provided with a budget to conduct sustainability outreach and engagement activities. The budget includes a compensation for their time and funding for materials required for these activities. The SD Squad members also have the responsibility to design, in collaboration with the Sustainability Office staff, outreach activities and back-to-school programming. For example, in fall 2020, the Squad members created and recorded digital content, such as videos and podcasts, that were available on streaming platforms, such as Spotify or Apple Music, to reach and educate their peers at a distance,. . The Squad also plays an active role during various events organized at the school through the year, helping to promote and showcase SD initiatives.

In 2019-20, over 12 months, 8 different students were part of the squad, and worked a total of 467 hours combined (average of 57.6 hours/year/member)


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Students looking for a job, exploring SD career perspectives and looking to build their sustainability network – By participating to organize two career fairs per year, the SD and the social impact career fairs.

Students enrolled in specific programs - presence during welcome and orientation sessions to inform students enrolled in our different programs about HEC Montréal’s sustainability strategy and initiatives, as well as opportunities to get involved

Student community online – information on key issues of interest for students through a podcast series and different videos, support to dissemination of student-committee-led initiatives across campus, among others

Students, staff and visitors during the gradual release of the COVID19 lockdown measures - providing in-person guidance on how to keep sustainable living habits while also respecting the sanitary measures


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
8

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
1.80

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
467

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Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Hectare Urbain Volunteer program

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

Hectare Urbain, HEC’s flagship urban agriculture initiative, supports its volunteers and provides them with ressources to carry out this project and promote it in our community. Participating students are volunteers, but are provided with an operations budget, material, human resources, and training and development opportunities. They are also coached by staff volunteers and more experienced student volunteers. Student volunteers can leverage these resources and knowledge to create activities and events promoting sustainable food systems, a healthy lifestyle, resilient ecosystems and permaculture principles to the entire student body. Due to the Covid-19, peer-to-peer activities were reviewed to adapt to a digital world. In 2020, the SD Squad developed video materials in collaboration with HU volunteers to promote the project, HU volunteers participated in a virtual urban agriculture festival (Cultiver Montréal), worked on a partnership with Université de Montréal to create a First Nations Garden of the celebrating indigenous people culture and knowledge, and are participating into a student’s academic project to review the long-term objectives, with assistance of their peers enrolled in HEC’s Sustainable Development Management course.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Main target audiences are : 1) students interested in developing hands-on experience in ecosystem management, beekeeping, permaculture gardening and food resilience; 2) students interested in giving back to the community through a school pairing program that allows them to share their knowledge with younger students from elementary and secondary schools.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
12

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
20

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
240

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
707

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.05

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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