Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.27
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2020
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Ryerson University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.41 / 8.00
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
8,510

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
1,504

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
17.67

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

Faculty of Community Services -
The Faculty of Community Services (FCS) at Ryerson University is a community of innovators, creators, collaborators, scholars, designers, planners and practitioners who understand and care about multiple perspectives. We strive to impact individuals and communities to propel positive and enduring change. With passion, rigour and curiosity, we develop knowledge for action, prepare students to address complex social and ecological challenges, and work to create a just society by building with communities.

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science -
At the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS), we are making meaningful shifts in culture; the kind that lead to the greater democratization of technology and improved quality of life for all.
We are accelerating the shift in higher education from a results-at-any-cost culture to a highly supportive learning environment that encourages students to become curious, lifelong learners and ethical, inclusive people. We call this 21st-century mode of education the All-In Approach; and the shift it produces will make an impact. When FEAS graduates enter the workforce, they will be prepared to ethically negotiate trade-offs between economic, social and environmental bottom lines, and they will understand that the most important driver of innovation is diversity of thought and experience. As many of our graduates work in industries charged with solving some of society’s greatest challenges, the impact of our All-In Approach will be considerable—it will contribute to the shift towards a more interconnected, equitable world.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Environment and Urban Sustainability (BA (Hons))
Environment and Urban Sustainability (Minor)
Urban and Regional Planning (Bachelors of Urban and Regional Planning)
Urban Development (MPI)
Building Science (MASc, MBSc, PhD)
Environmental Applied Science and Management (MASc, PhD)
Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Civil Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Architectural Science (BArchSc)
Energy and Innovation (PMDip)
Social Innovation (Minor)
Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence (Certificate)
Facility and Property Management (Certificate)
Energy Management and Conservation (Certificate)
Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences (Certificate)
Criminology and Social Justice (MA)
Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE)


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

Programs: Environment and Urban Sustainability (BA) (Minor)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have a firm understanding of:
Environmental Policy; Examine political, economic, social and legal approaches to addressing environmental problems and developing sustainability policy; build critical and analytical skills; choose to advance your knowledge in different areas such as advanced political theory and practice, economic theory, and other applied disciplines; and understand the political context of decision-making concerning environment and urban sustainability.
Communities and Sustainability: Community involvement; social and human dimensions of environment and sustainability; public outreach; discover the role of collective action, institutions, policy and management approaches to address environmental and sustainability issues; gain a firm foundation in the social and natural sciences and understand the complexities of environmental change; focus on the social context and organizations in which environmental problems are addressed; learn to liaise between the public and agencies involved in environment and urban sustainability.
Environmental Science; ecological relationships. Sustainable environments. Conservation. Chemical and biological fundamentals; build skills in understanding, planning, and managing the complex ecological relationships of natural environments and the strategies aimed at securing their biological integrity and sustainability; learn about the competing demands on natural environments and the challenges in developing integrative approaches towards environmental sustainability; develop insight into the integration of social and scientific principles in the interest of sustainability; Be able to foster an understanding of the principles of environment and sustainability.
Environmental/Sustainable Design; learn the basics of the principles of sustainable design; develop an understanding of how to balance competing interests in the construction of a productive and sustainable community; focus on a broad range of issues and strategies related to the development of an environmentally conscious city; appreciate the theory and practice of appropriate management of the environmental, economic and social aspects of design to achieve sustainable outcomes for both private and public sectors.
Environmental Management; develop abilities in planning and evaluation of environmental programs, develop skills in administering and supervising projects and programs; understand organizations and their management and how to evaluate and develop effective responses to environmental issues; better understand management issues such as financial assessment, negotiation, and communication.

Programs: Urban and Regional Planning (BURPI) and Urban Development (MPI)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the programs, graduates will be able to incorporate urban culture, nature, inclusion and sustainability frameworks into urban development and design. They will have the skills to holistically examine and analyze economic, socio-cultural, political, ecological and spatial elements in reimagining our communities, structured around the intertwined dimensions of urban culture and nature. Students explicitly address the principles of inclusivity and sustainability in designing for development.

Programs: Building Science (MASc, MBSc, PhD)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the programs, graduates will have the skills to reduce the impact of buildings on the natural world. They will have the knowledge to construct new and existing buildings with improved energy efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, conserved heritage, and reduced resource consumption and waste generation.

Programs: Environmental Applied Science Management (MASc, PhD)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of these programs, graduates will have the skills to be leaders in integrating the environmental science disciplines with studies in environmental management. The curriculum reflects the view that graduate work in the environmental management field requires not only knowledge of the environmental sciences and how they are applied, but an understanding of environmental management theory and practice. In combining applied science and management, the program also follows the Ryerson University tradition of applied education and research.

Program: Chemical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of these programs, graduates will have research skills in the fields of wastewater and food treatment, polymer and process engineering, metallurgy and nanotechnology in this dynamic program. Students benefit from full-scale equipment and the latest computer technology for process modelling, simulation and control. With the support of expert faculty and direct connections with industry and hospitals, our in-demand graduates are prepared to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.

Program: Civil Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of these programs, graduates will play a role in enhancing the nation's economic, environmental and social development. They will integrate fundamental knowledge with the latest innovative technologies through courses in environmental, geomatics, structural, transportation, and construction and infrastructure management specializations. By working together with industry and government partners, students will conduct cutting-edge, applied research that helps drive your career and society forward.
Program: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of these programs, graduates will be able to find solutions for society’s most urgent environmental problems through the integration of fundamental knowledge with the latest cutting-edge technologies through courses completed and research conducted towards the sustainable energy systems specialization.

Program: Architectural Science (BArchSc) (MArch)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will have expertise in the field of architecture and culture, energy efficiency, high performance systems/enclosures/materials, managing construction projects, new media and the virtual world, and sustainable buildings.

Program: Energy and Innovation (PMDip)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to function competently as operators, officers, administrators, managers, technicians, analysts, policy advisors and other key occupations in the fast-growing and rapidly-changing Canadian energy sector with an environmentally conscious lense.

Program: Social Innovation (Minor)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
The fundamental goal of this Minor is to help students engage in the emergent field of social innovation, to see themselves as change-makers and leaders who introduce innovative, radical and sustainable ways of improving life for those living in marginalized, disadvantaged or peripheral circumstance and to change the world for the better.

Program: Sustainability Management and Enterprise Excellence (Certificate)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to promote sustainability and sustainable development, prioritize, deploy, and implement best practices with proven techniques, execute vital strategic plans with SMART goals, address the complex global sustainability related challenges, gain long-term value for your corporation by incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria into your investment decision, engage stakeholders and build trust through open, transparent, and reliable outreach, communications, and engagement, and become a corporate social responsibility (CSR) advocate and sustainability professional.

Program: Facility and Property Management (Certificate)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to take the roles of successful facility managers and property managers skilled in managing issues related to technical operations, environmental protocols, human resources, space and leasing, and real estate.
Program: Energy Management and Conservation (Certificate)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will contribute to energy management, conservation, sustainability, and public policy in a dynamic and exciting sector. Help implement solutions and manage energy assets by responding to advances in energy conservation, energy public policy, smart grid, and green technologies.

Program: Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences (Certificate)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will engage in social sustainability by having the knowledge to work towards reconciliation with the Aborigonal populations of Canada. By exploring, analyzing, and reflecting on the experiences of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and their relationship with non-Aboriginal people, students will develop an understanding of these relationships by learning about Aboriginal history, governance, literature, community relations, health, well-being, and land use.

Program: Criminology and Social Justice (MA)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will engage in social sustainability by being equipped with the theoretical, methodological and professional foundations required for understanding various forms of inequality as they intersect with the criminal justice system, and improving access to justice.

Program: Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MEIE)
Course Level Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, engineering students and industry professionals will have the skills to advance their own technology-based startups within one of three tracks: Biomedical Engineering, Emerging Technology or Energy and Sustainable Innovation. Following the lean-startup development process, students take their concepts through three distinct phases: customer discovery, customer validation and customer acquisition, refining their projects from untested ideas into viable businesses. Students will gain the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience necessary to drive and manage innovation in existing companies or their own ventures.


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