Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
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STARS v2.1

McGill University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

National - Canadian Allience of College & University Sustainability Professionals (CUSP), Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) - not specific to campus sustainability.
*International: Society of College & University Planners (SCUP) - not specific to sustainability, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

International: McGill is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), the UNESCO*-based worldwide association of universities. In 1990, McGill signed the Talloires Declaration. The secretariat of this inter-university agreement is the University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF). The following year, McGill signed the Halifax Declaration. McGill was also a participating member in the Montreal Centre d'expertise régional en éducation en vue du développement durable of the United Nations University.

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):

Local - Centre d’expertise régional en éducation en vue du développement durable de l’Université des Nations Unies (CER-Montréal) [United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education on Sustainable Development]. The group is networked with other Centres of Expertise (national/international). Réseau des partenaires du Plan de développement durable de la collectivité montréalaise [Sustainability Partner Network of Montreal].

Provincial - Quebec Universities' Sustainability Network (QUSN)
Association québécois promouvant l'éducation relative à l'environnement (AQPERE) [Quebec association promoting education relating to the environment]

Regional - Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Spring 2016 NECSC (North East Campus Sustainability Consortium)

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):

Purchasing: Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) gave McGill an Outstanding Case Study award (http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/05/mcgill-wins-two-international-prizes-for-sustainable-procurement/)

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):

Staff member on steering committee for NECSC, CUSP, & working groups on QUSN

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:

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:

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:

McGill's partnership with Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS)

Founded by École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and McGill University, the Quartier de l'innovation (QI) – officially launched in May 2013 – is an innovation ecosystem in the heart of Montreal. This unique institutional alliance allows the QI to capitalize on the complementary strengths of its founding partners in research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as with their respective local and international networks. Combining diverse and complementary academic resources, the QI offers multiple initiatives to its partners and community stakeholders.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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