Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Humber College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
No

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Humber Applied Research & Innovation supports multidisciplinary applied research projects, particularly through the internally awarded CULTIVATE fund:
A portion of the available funding for each round (20%) will be available specifically for projects involving more than one academic school, program or discipline. Multidisciplinary applications must demonstrate how the representatives from each discipline will work together, and clearly define the role that each will play in the project.
A full description of CULTIVATE is here:
http://www.humber.ca/research/sites/default/files/documents/CULTIVATE%20Fund%20Guidelines%202016-04-06.pdf
While funding programs administered externally to Humber (by provincial and federal agencies) do look favourably on multidisciplinary research, there are no funds that we are aware of that explicitly support projects involving multiple departments from a given institution. External research funds almost always require industry partners, and those can from multiple fields of expertise.


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

· Purchase of eResources (ie: GreenFile/GreenR) and print book collections to support sustainability research assignments at Humber
· Sustainability literacy events – integration of resource (book/eResource) collection promotion
· Research Guide Development (ongoing)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Adidtional Library sustainability inititaives:
· Collection procedures and policy – move toward purchasing more eResources/eBook collections
· Recycle discards policy – all book discards go to organizations like Better World Books and/or Textbooks for Change

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