Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shannon Coulter-Low
Student Life Counsellor
Student Services
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

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

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

CEGEP Vert - an environmental certification and support program for colleges in Quebec.

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

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

1. Presentation at the 2021 edition of CICan’s annual conference. Presented on a panel entitled “Stronger Together: Innovative Pan-Canadian Collaboration for Environmental ImpAct” speaking about the Sustainable Campus Project Working Group (CICan's ImpAct Project) that John Abbott participates in, along with 7 other colleges.
2. Presentation at the 2022 edition of CICan's annual conference. Presented on a panel entitled "Collaborating for Greater Climate Impact: The Move toward Net Zero " speaking about the lessons learned and takeaways from the collaborative Sustainable Campus Project Working Group at the end of the funding period.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

In June of 2021, the Sustainability Committee submitted a case study detailing the schools’ SDG awareness campaign, to CICan’s SDG Toolkit. This toolkit is intended for colleges across Canada to provide examples for how to integrate the SDGs in to their activities. The toolkit can be found here: https://sdgcicanguide.pressbooks.com/

Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:

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

1. John Abbott is a member of CICan’s Campus Sustainability Project Working Group (PWG). The PWG is a pan-Canadian group that is co-creating an initiative to reduce harm to the environment to achieve long-term environmental sustainability on campuses across Canada.
2. The College is also a member of CICan’s SDG Accord Project Working Group. The SDG Accord PWG is a group dedicated to raising awareness regarding the SDG Accord, encouraging institutions to sign the Accord and providing guidance, resources, and support for signatory institutions.
Read more about these two working groups here: https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/what-we-do/canadian-partnerships/impact/
3. A representative from John Abbott College sits on West Island Community Shares’ environment fund. This committee is responsible for evaluating applications for sustainability projects submitted to the community organization located in the West Island of Montreal.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

During the 2020-2021 school year, John Abbott college participated in CICan’s new Mentorship Program. The program offers tailored opportunities for high level leadership development. It encourages mentors to share their accomplishments, their challenges and the lessons they have learned, while allowing mentees to deepen their knowledge, develop or sharpen their skills and confidence. John Abbott was paired with Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta. This mentor-mentee relationship focused on sharing best practices for improving sustainability at the college.

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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