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Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Anna Pautler
Sustainability Data Assessment & Reporting Officer
Office for Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

1. Repair Café
SCOPE: Sheridan hosted Repair Café events, which helps people fix their broken items with the help of expert volunteer “fixers” who also help teach how to repair things yourself. At the Repair Café you can get help to fix anything including computers, small appliances, clothes, and furniture.
DURATION: On-going (recurring events)
COMMITMENT: Staff support (OfS staff and Sheridan volunteers), resources (space and supplies), endorsement and promotion
GOVERNANCE: OfS staff member is involved with organizing the events with community members and other organizations

2. E-Waste collection Day:
SCOPE: Sheridan’s Davis campus hosted this event which prompted and gave people and students a chance to bring in their e-waste such as Monitors, Televisions, radios etc. and help to conserve natural resources, recover valuable materials, and protect local surroundings from toxic chemicals by saving landfill space. Ongoing e-waste collection in partnership with "Shift recycling" across all four campuses is provided with drop off bin locations being provided in the campuses shipping receiving areas.
DURATION: On-going (recurring events)
COMMITMENT: Staff support (OfS staff and Sheridan volunteers), resources (space and supplies), endorsement and promotion
GOVERNANCE: OfS staff member is involved with organizing the events with an organization that can collect the e-waste (e.g. Revolution).
Two recent events: http://insider.sheridancollege.ca/2015/04/06/reminder-sheridan-e-waste-collection-days-april-7-to-8/

3. The Writing Instrument Brigade
SCOPE: National Program which has been introduced in Sheridan allowing students and staff to divert dried up pens, markers and pencils from going into landfills. The collected materials are recycled or upcycled into affordable high quality products ranging from tote bags and purses to shower curtains and kites.
DURATION: On-going
COMMITMENT: Space allocation; staff time
GOVERNANCE: A Sheridan staff member coordinates the shipment of the collected writing instruments to TerraCycle.
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/writing-instruments-brigade-r.html

+ Date Revised: May 7, 2015

Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

SCOPE: FEDDEV (Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Applied Research Commercialization Initiative (ARC):
This initiative began in Sheridan College in 2010 which is aimed at generating job growth, help local companies remain competitive, and help to create new relationships between academia and industry. Teams of students and faculty work on projects that result in successful prototypes, enhance business processes and new opportunities for our partners, providing experience and industry exposure for Sheridan students. In one such project Sheridan students worked with Aspera Recycling Inc. and created an optimized workflow and facility layout for the carpet recycling process.
DURATION: Time-limited, multi-year
COMMITMENT: Faculty and student time and resources
GOVERNANCE: Sheridan faculty and students partner with organizations and businesses on project development, decision-making, implementation, and review.

https://www.sheridancollege.ca/research/active-research/fed-dev.aspx
https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/news/sheridans-sirt-centre-to-become-ontarios-first-digital-media-technology-access-centre.aspx

+ Date Revised: May 7, 2015

Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

SCOPE: Sheridan is a member of Enactus, which works with leading corporate partners and member universities to establish student programs on campuses around the world. With the support and encouragement of their faculty advisors and a local business advisory board, Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus, a club based at Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus with 40 members, focuses on helping entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations become sustainable both economically and ecologically.
DURATION: On-going
COMMITMENT: Student volunteers and a faculty advisor’s time; space for weekly meeting
GOVERNANCE: Sheridan students (and a faculty advisor) partner with organizations and businesses on project development, meeting agenda setting and planning, decision-making, implementation and review
http://enactussheridan.com/
http://thesheridansun.ca/blog/2014/01/21/enactus-a-club-that-aims-to-help/

Sheridan College is also involved in Project HEGON, which is a framework that can be applied to any existing business or non-profit organization. It optimizes operations to create a fully functional and sustainable organization. Project HEGON provides partners with branding, an online presence, social good programs, and fundraising initiatives, all of which are custom tailored to the organization. Project HEGON is essentially a formula that can be applied to any size business. Its sustainability is ensured by providing organizations with the knowledge and tools necessary to prosper once Enactus Sheridan is no longer involved.
http://enactussheridan.com/our-projects/project-hegon

+ Date Revised: May 7, 2015

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:
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The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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This credit spans many departments at Sheridan. Questions about a specific program identified in this credit can be directed to Anna Pautler, who will point you to the appropriate person.

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