Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Patrick Cigana
Submission Date June 3, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
EN-2: Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Shirley Fagnen
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Are the following students provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability? :
Yes or No
First-year students Yes
Transfer students Yes
Entering graduate students Yes

Percentage of all entering (i.e. new) students (including transfers and graduate students) that are provided an opportunity to participate in orientation activities and programming that prominently include sustainability (0-100):

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation (including how multiple dimensions of sustainability are addressed):

All new students receive a daily planner in August, which contains a lot of information regarding what services are available to them on campus. In both the undergraduate and graduate student planners, pages about sustainable development have been included and updated in 2018.

Also, all new students are required to visit the new Go-Poly on-line platform, where they must watch video capsules regarding health and safety on campus, and sign the Code of conduct stating that they will act ethically on campus.

Every year since 2017, around mid-September, the Sustainability Office organizes the Mon Campus à vélo week (Biking to campus week), to encourage the entire Polytechnique community to increase their use of bicycles, above all the new students. The idea is to encourage active transportation as a means of lowering our environmental impact, saving money and improving health by doing more physical activity. In addition to that week, as they wait to obtain their student ID cards, new students can meet an ambassador of the Sustainability Office to talk about sustainable transportation options to come to campus.

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

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