Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Kaylene McTavish
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Enrolment services
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
12,468

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
12,468

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
Peer Health Educators

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
12,468

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

There are 32 Peer to Peer health educators that host activities and initiatives on campus to raise awareness about all aspects of health for university students. This includes a range of topics such as financial literacy, binge drinking, drug usage and sleep deprivation. Other important topics they discuss is how to build and maintain healthy relationships and building a healthy life style.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Educators apply in the Spring of the previous year and are selected through an interview process.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Peer Health Educators have two full days of training that include diversity training, Indigenous awareness, campus resource sharing and health data collected through National surveys.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

There is one part-time staff allocated to this program and they have an annual budget to host events and activities. They also have an end of the year celebration and regular team check-ins.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Peer Diversity Educators

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
13,593

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Peer Diversity Educators (PDEs) are students who are committed to raising awareness about human rights and diversity related content. These students host regular Coffee and Chats where students are encouraged to come have meaningful dialog about what is taking place around the world and the role of social inequality contributing to larger conflict. PDEs are strong allies and help others challenge stereotypes and feel more confident using language.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Students apply to the program online and then are selected for an interview in the Spring before the academic year begins.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Peer Diversity Educators complete rigors training about allyship, inter-generational trauma, intersectionality, our current campus culture, human rights and many other inclusive approaches to facilitation.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

A part time coordinator is responsible for supporting the programming for the students and a budget is provided for activities.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Resident Advisors

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
894

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

Residence Advisors are responsible for creating community among their students. They provide a range of programming which includes supporting students to use the waste management system and information about composting on campus. They also provide monthly programming and some of which is directly targeted at raising awareness about waste on campus and how to live a more eco-friendly life. It is up to the RA to provide a range of community engagement activities and we have seen everything from rock climbing and self-care to teaching students how to make eco-friendly cleaners for their dorms.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

Residence Advisors apply in the Spring and go through an intense interview process both in groups and individual.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

RAs receive two weeks of formal training. It is one of the most complex and intense training provided to any group of students covering everything from mental health to homesicknesss, diversity and team building.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):

There are three staff that manage the Res Life program and each RA is given a small budget over the month to spend on programming.


A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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