|Submission Date||Aug. 31, 2018|
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
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Director of Sustainability
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
1) The Canadian Fair Trade Network
3) Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP)
Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
1) Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP), Alberta Chapter
2) Alberta Capital Airshed
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
2018 Alberta Student Leadership Summit/Student Sustainability Summit, January 27 2018: Kerstyn Lane and Erikk Opinio: "We're all in this together: tools for collaborative sustainability"
Ashoka Exchange: April 4-7, 2018
Description: Each year, the Exchange is one of the largest international gatherings for college and university professionals to learn and share leading practices for embedding social innovation in higher education. To educate leaders to succeed in the 21st century, we believe social innovation and changemaking is key.
Presentations: Students Driving Institutional Change, and Breaking Barriers, Building Impact: Rocket Social Innovation and Change Across Disciplines
Enlightened Economy: May 1, 2018
Imagine an economy driven by collaboration and transparency. Imagine a community of entrepreneurs dedicated to social responsibility and using their businesses to create positive, long lasting impact in the world. The good news is you no longer have to imagine — the foundation of this reality already exists and we're bringing the architects to you. Now it's our turn. Let's get educated, let's get active and let's create the future we've always envisioned.
Presenations: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
4) Wong, L. (2017). Introducing sustainability as an experiential entrepreneurship activity. Presented at annual meeting of Sustainability Education: At the Interface of Research, Scholarship & Collaborative Leadership of Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia. Ed. J. A. Arevalo, S. F. Mitchell, & G. P. Rands. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2017.12226symposium.
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
Has the institution had staff, students or faculty 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):
Erikk Opinio, Member, Executive Board
Smart Cities Challenge External Advisory Committee (City of Edmonton)
Leo Wong, MacEwan University
Energy Transition Advisory Committee
Kalen Pilkington, Director of Sustainabilty
Alberta Capital Airshed Board
Kalen Pilkington, Director of Sustainabilty
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:
Working with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) to develop their workshop for faculty on integrating sustainability into the curriculum. Mentoring TRU staff and faculty to enable them to organize and run future workshops.
Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
A brief description of the peer review activities:
The Office of Sustainability served as a peer reviewer for the University of Alberta's STARS report in 2017.
Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
The Earth Hour Race (EHR) is a community partnership between Offices of Sustainabiliy at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta. March 23, 2018 marked the 4th consecutive year of the EHR. Both offices coordinate student participation and the involvement of various community partners. In 2017, NAIT joined as a third post-secondary institution and co-host.
Images of Climate Change - A series of art exhibitions organized by the City of Edmonton, the University of Alberta and MacEwan University: https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule_festivals_events/climate-change-conference-community-events.aspx
The Office of Sustainability works closely with the City of Edmonton to develop and expand the downtown bicycle network.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.