Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jessica Russell
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Miistakis Institute

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The Miistakis Institute focuses on ecological health and monitoring of wetlands, parks and other protected areas. The Institute educates and promotes citizen science as well as hires undergraduate students and researchers each year to help with their research and education programs.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Canoes for Peru

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Starting in 2015, Canoes for Peru started as an ecotoursim class project to bring a sustainable business model to Peru. The project is meant to facilitate economic growth opportunities and raise awareness about preserving The South American Biosphere Reserve untouched land and wildlife. This project is ongoing.

http://www.mtroyal.ca/Summit/canoesperu.htm


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Treaty 7 Field School

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Treaty 7 Field school was developed between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous stakeholders to connect students to the land of Treaty 7 and understand our complex roots of truth and reconciliation. The curriculum was developed with Indigenous community members, elders and partners from the forefront. It explores environmental reconciliation through an Indigenous land-based experience. The field school has run three times and has deepened our institution's relationships with community members and Indigenous peoples of Treaty 7.

http://mtroyal.ca/IndigenousMountRoyal/news/field-school-partners.htm


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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