Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 3.00 Dwayne Doornbosch
Director Facilities
Facilities
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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):

1) The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

2) UN Sustainability Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship

Langara College, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Thompson Rivers University, and four U.S. colleges (Montgomery College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Pima Community College, and the Community College of Baltimore County), is now a partner in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowship. This fellowship will allow Langara faculty an opportunity to work with a network of students and colleagues to create renewable assignments that will better our communities.

More information on the Open Pedagogy Fellowship can be found here:
https://iweb.langara.ca/librarycentral/blog/2021/03/05/un-sdg-fellowship/


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
No

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

The Province of British Columbia's Climate Action Secretariat (CAS) partnered with Langara College to co-host the 8th Annual Public Sector Climate Leadership Symposium (PSCL) on November 26-27, 2019. The annual symposium is a part of the greater B.C. Carbon Neutral Government program, under the Climate Change Accountability Act, which works with public sector organizations, including high education institutions, to achieve carbon neutrality. The PSCL symposium was open to all public sector organizations in BC, and there was a large contingent of higher ed institutions in attendance.

Presentations included changes to the Climate Change Accountability Act, The Provincial Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy, and GHG emission reductions in fleet vehicles. Several higher education institutions from across BC were in attendance.

At the symposium, Dwayne Doornbosch and Patricia Baker from Langara's facilities department led presentations and tours of the recently constructed (and LEED Gold certified) T-Building, showcasing the building's many sustainability features.

More information on the Carbon Neutral Government program can be found here:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/public-sector/carbon-neutral

More information on the 8th Annual Public Sector Climate Leadership Symposium can be found here (bottom of page):
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/climate-change/cng/newsletters/2020/climate_leader_reader_newsletter_may_2020.pdf


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):

Patricia Baker, Langara College's Associate Director, Facilities, was a serving member on the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), British Columbia Chapter Leadership Board. The CaGBC is a not-for-profit organization that advocate green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The organization is going through restructuring and Patricia continues to participate in meetings and discussions during this process.

The Chapter Leadership Board establishes regional strategies, initiatives and priorities, and contributes to the advancement of the nationwide mission and strategic goals by demonstrating strategic leadership, collective decision-making and representing a diversity of opinions and perspectives. As Chapters are part of the nationwide governance structure, the Chapter Leadership Boards have influence at the CaGBC Leadership Board level through representation on the Chapter Advisory Committee.

More information on CaGBC can be found here:
https://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/About_Us/CAGBC/AboutUs/About_Us.aspx?hkey=2259347d-6d16-4417-ba6c-a442711f95a1

More information on the CaGBC, B.C. Chapter Leadership Board can be found here: https://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/About_Us/Chapters/British_Columbia/BC_Board/CAGBC/Chapters/British_Columbia/BC_Board.aspx?hkey=3d31745f-2229-4824-b4dc-ce5ac660422d


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

In early 2021, several employees with Langara College's Facilities department were peer reviewers for the first STARS certification submission prepared by staff at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Reviewers included:
- Dwayne Doornbosch: Director, Facilities
- Patricia Baker: Associate Director, Facilities
- Raymond Yeung: Manager, Facilities Services


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

Langara College presented at the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)* on January 26 2021. Presenters shared how Langara has been introducing intercultural dimensions into international programming and into the foundation of the College itself.

Presenters included:
- Daryl Smith: Director, Centre for Intercultural Engagement
- Yusuf Varachia: Vice President, External Development
- Caroline Wing: Intercultural Engagement Advisor, Office of Internationalization and Instructor, Early Childhood Education Department

*About BCCIE:
"BCCIE is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of BC’s public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities and language schools. It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government."

More information on BCCIE and Langara's presentation can be found here:
https://bccie.bc.ca/event/webinar-placing-intercultural-at-the-core-a-case-study/
https://bccie.bc.ca/about/about-bccie/

More information on Langara College Intercultural Initiatives can be found here:
https://langara.ca/about-langara/intercultural-initiatives/internationalization-strategy/index.html


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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