Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

MacEwan University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chantal Beaudoin
Head of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainable Campus International Competition

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Sustainable Campus International Competition

The Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) is an opportunity for students worldwide to transform their academic learning into real world actions and impacts. They are invited to design and apply a tool, system or practice that addresses sustainability issues relevant to their campus.

SCIC is designed as an 18-month competition. Students are asked to develop a sustainability project they can implement within their campuses and communities within one academic year. The strongest projects will forecast tangible impacts by the end of the academic year, though the projects may and are encouraged to continue in the future.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

In its inaugural year in 2013 the competition received 13 submissions from 7 universities across 5 countries and 3 continents. Team “Green Act”, from the Superior Institute of Management, Dakar, Senegal was awarded 1st place and $CAN 3,000 prize.

In 2014, the SCIC registered more than 120 applicants, from 25 universities in 20 countries worldwide. Team “Sparsh”, from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India was awarded 1st place and $3,000 prize.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Business case for sustainability

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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