Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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MacEwan University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Chantal Beaudoin
Head of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

There are various internal grants adjudicated by the university's Research Council and the Undergraduate Student Research Initiative sub-committee. While they accept applications for all research, scholarly and creative achievement projects, Sustainability Research is specifically identified as a supported area in the application guidelines.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

MacEwan University's Research Services encourages faculty to apply to the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) Fund, which is aimed at supporting the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technology solutions: products and processes that contribute to clean air, clean water and clean land, and that address climate change and improve the productivity and the global competitiveness of Canadian industry.

Additionally, the Special Projects Fund has called only for Sustainability Research proposals this year. These projects will be funded in 2014-15. The fund is approximately $45,000. As all programs support strategic directions of the university, it is expected that continued thematic calls will continue and/or be identified as priority funding in future calls.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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