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

Polytechnique Montreal
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Shirley Fagnen
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Future Earth

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 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? (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:

Since 2014, Polytechnique Montréal has been a member of the Montreal hub of Future Earth (www.futureearth.org), an international non-governmental organization dedicated to connecting researchers and the knowledge they produce around sustainable development issues and systemic challenges. The objective of the Montreal hub for the 2020-2025 period is to focus on harnessing the strengths of Quebec researchers and innovators in sustainability in order to advance their global sustainability agenda.


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

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 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? (2nd partnership) (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 (2nd partnership):

Like many Quebec organizations, Polytechnique participates in the annual Centraide campaign by organizing fundraising activities such as a spaghetti lunch and supper for the Polytechnique community. At Polytechnique, the Centraide campaign also features a number of department- and employee-driven activities to raise funds. The latest campaign was an outstanding success and raised almost $80,000.

Centraide's mission is to maximize financial and volunteer resources. By funding community agencies and working in partnership with them, Centraide promotes care and social involvement in order to improve the quality of life in the community and empower the most vulnerable members to take charge of their lives.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Comité Poly-FI

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 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? (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):

Founded in late 2016, the Poly-FI committee has three missions: to promote engineering among women, to introduce female models to youth and to increase awareness about the accessibility of engineering to children from schools in Montreal's low-income neighborhoods.

The Poly-φ committee was formed by Jihane Ajaja, a PhD student in mechanical engineering who was president and director of the Tournée Géniale, Meredith Alousi-Jones, a student in mechanical engineering who was treasurer and in charge of industrial visits, Carine Dadzie, a master's student in mechanical engineering who was vice-president, internal communications and conference chair, Eloise Édom, a master's student in energy engineering who is vice president, administration and head of the Tournée Géniale, and Malika Ouiriemmi, an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering who was Vice President, External Communications and Sponsorship Program.

For more information : https://www.polyfi.ca/


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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