Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Kayla Tillapaugh
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

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Selkirk College is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

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Healthy Minds-Healthy Campuses Initiative (Collaboration of Canadian Mental Health Association of BC and University of Victoria's Centre for Addictions Research of BC)

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

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Jessica Morin, Selkirk's Indigenous Services Liaison, presented at the 2019 Research and Innovation Partnerships Expo (RIPE) held at Okanagan College in Kelowna. Her talk was entitled A Conversation about Indigenous Research.

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

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Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

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Selkirk had 4 faculty members make up the local organizing committee for the One River: Ethics Matter Conference, held at Castlegar Campus in May 2019. This sixth annual event has the goal of exploring the impacts of the Columbia River Treaty, and what can be done to ensure the environment is at the forefront of all future decisions regarding the river system. http://selkirk.ca/news/conference-opens-dialogue-future-columbia-river

Selkirk participates in the Public Sector Climate Risk and Resilience Community of Practice hosted by British Columbia's Climate Action Secretariat’s Climate Risk Management team. It is a group of public sector organizations who agree to work together to share knowledge, cultivate best practice and foster innovation to build resilience and manage climate risks across B.C.’s public sector.

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

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During the winter of 2018-2019, post-secondary institutions across British Columbia challenged each other to reduce natural gas use and encouraged campus community members to take energy conservation actions by signing the 'BC Cool Campus Pledge'. The initiative was spearheaded by the sustainability offices of six different post-secondary institutions, including Selkirk. Representatives from each institution met weekly and biweekly prior, during, and after the campaign, planning the campaign and sharing resources. The campaign was a great success, and Selkirk took the title as "The Coolest Campus in BC" in 2019. Climate action requires a great deal of collaboration between different organizations, sectors, communities, and regions. This challenge is an example of the effectiveness of collective efforts.


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