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

STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The creation of an institutional culture of sustainability, the promotion of best practices and the dissemination of resources within the community, are at the core of our mission. Our overarching goal is to foster environmentally, socially and economically responsible citizens.

The Mount Royal Sustainability Committee (MRUSC) facilitates and promotes professional development, education and the coordination of expertise to strategically position Mount Royal University as a sustainable institution. We support and encourage collaborative research in this field among faculty, students and staff, as well as the dissemination of methods and findings.

MRUSC encourages the inclusion of sustainability principles and content into existing and new courses, this includes integrating projects and assignments into coursework campus-wide, the promotion of related learning opportunities and the encouragement of sustainable learning and teaching methods.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Sustainable MRU Committee (at June 2017)
▪ Khaula Bhutta, Diversity and Human Rights - Staff
▪ Emily Bartlett, Enactus - Student
▪ Diana Fletcher (Co-Chair), Dept of Enviro. Science - Faculty
▪ John Hadley, SAMRU - Staff
▪ Kim Cousineau, Risk Services - Staff
▪ Carol Hartwick, Environmental Services - Staff
▪ Kristin Davick, Residence Life Coordinator - Staff
▪ Donald Jantz, Research Services - Staff
▪ Joel DeWiel, Institute for Community Prosperity - Student
▪ Jessica Muraca (Resource), Facilities Management - Staff
▪ Jim Dyck, Facilities Management -Staff
▪ Michelle Pisicoli, Grounds - Staff
▪ Kelsey Envik, IES - Staff
▪ Ryan Sanborn - Sr.Education Solutions Representative for Waste Management
▪ Anna Johnson, Institute for Community Prosperity - Student
▪ Gerry Young, (Co-Chair), Environmental Services - Staff
▪ Pamela Karlenzig, Continuing Education - Staff
▪ Austin Lang, Enactus - Student
▪ LEAP Club Representatives - Student
▪ Kaylene McTavish, NSO Coordinator Student Success - Staff
▪ Priscilla Rajan, Facilities Management - Staff
▪ Chelsea Rule, Events & Theatre Services - Staff
▪ Grant Sommerfeld (Authority), Facilities Management - Management
▪ Arleta Tyzo, Faculty of Science & Technology - Staff


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability at Mount Royal University focuses on three key pillars:
1) Research and Scholarship - the IES encourages and supports research and scholarship across all disciplines in the area of environmental sustainability including theory, practice and policy.
2) Learning - As part of an undergraduate focused university, the Institute is committed to supporting the student learning experience.
3) Engagement - The IES is keen to collaborate with organizations within and outside Mount Royal University on issues of sustainability.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
3

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
No

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
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Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The creation of an institutional culture of sustainability, the promotion of best practices and the dissemination of resources within the community, are at the core of our mission. Our overarching goal is to foster environmentally, socially and economically responsible citizens.

The Mount Royal Sustainability Committee (MRUSC) facilitates and promotes professional development, education and the coordination of expertise to strategically position Mount Royal University as a sustainable institution. We support and encourage collaborative research in this field among faculty, students and staff, as well as the dissemination of methods and findings.

MRUSC encourages the inclusion of sustainability principles and content into existing and new courses, this includes integrating projects and assignments into coursework campus-wide, the promotion of related learning opportunities and the encouragement of sustainable learning and teaching methods.


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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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