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

STARS v2.2

Langara College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Dwayne Doornbosch
Director Facilities
Facilities
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The mission statement of Langara College's Sustainability Committee is to affirm Langara College's ongoing commitment to and responsibility for fostering an institutional culture characterized by leadership in environmental, social and financial sustainability.

The Committee provides advice to Senior Leadership on sustainability initiatives, and pursue opportunities for all members of the College community to make choices that promote sustainability in the teaching, learning, researching and working environments in alignment with strategic directions.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Members of the Sustainability Committee:

-Rosamaria Palozzi: Senior Financial Analyst, Department of Finance - Budgets & Planning

-Gerda Krause: Dean Regular Studies, Faculty of Science

-Scott McLean: President, Langara Faculty Association. Instructor, Economics

-Robin MacQueen: Division Chair, Applied Sciences

-Yusuf Varachia: Vice-President External Development

-Shahin Virji: Development Officer, Department of College Advancement

-Past students: Harsimrat Singh and Sukhroop Kaur

Two students are also a part of the committee, though we do not have the names of the new student members as of the date of this submission.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
No

A brief description of each sustainability office:
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
No

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Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

APAG 5 committee on Environmental Financial, and Social Sustainability

As part of the most recent Academic Plan process, five Academic Plan Action Groups (APAGs) were created, and each were responsible their respective priorities, which includes: Learning and Teaching, Student Support, Aboriginal Initiatives, International Initiatives, and Environmental, Financial, and Social Sustainability. Specific goals are given to each priority and the committees develop and implement actions plans for each of the goals.

The APAG5 committee is focused on Environmental Financial, and Social Sustainability, and comprised of both faculty and staff. Outcomes to date include the creation of a sustainability tour, support for the Student Sustainability Ambassador (SSA) Program, garden contest, and Langara's participation in AASHE and pursuit of STARS certification. Additionally, the APAG5 committee has hosted several annual APAG Mini-Conferences which bring in keynote speakers and events, workshops, and presentations to the campus focused on environmental, financial, and social sustainability.


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