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Overall Score 47.43
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Submission Date May 3, 2011
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Simon Fraser University
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

Terms of Reference: Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC)
The SFU Sustainability Advisory Committee was formed in 2004 with responsibility to initiate and execute a
Sustainability Program at SFU. The committee was designated within the portfolio of the Vice-President,
Finance and Administration. In 2007, the Chief Facilities Officer/University Architect and the Director Special
Projects in the Vice-President Legal Affairs office, assumed responsibilities as Co-chairs for the Committee.
The Committee includes students, faculty and administrative and management staff representatives.
Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) – Terms of Reference
The SAC:
! Provides advice and counsel to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration and, through the
Vice-President, Finance and Administration, to Senior Administration on all matters related to
University sustainability;
! Reviews and develops performance goals around sustainability practices (in collaboration with the
Vice-President, Finance and Administration and with individuals at the University who have
operational responsibility for implementing and achieving them and/or expertise helpful in
establishing them), and proposes these goals to Senior Administration for adoption;
! Invites input from internal stakeholders regarding the continuous improvement of the University’s
Sustainability Goals;
! Promotes sustainability programs and initiatives and participates in advancing the message of
sustainability throughout the University among faculty, students and administrative and support
Composition and Membership
Co-chairs: Chief Facilities Officer/University Architect
Director, Special Projects, Office of the President
(3) Student representatives: a mix of graduate and undergraduate students appointed by the Vice-
President, Finance and Administration (or Chair). Students will be appointed based on their ability to bring
energy, commitment to and knowledge of sustainable practices and related issues to the work of the
Committee. Appointments will be for 1 year (2 appointments) or 2 years (1 appointment).
(1) Sustainable SFU representative: may be a graduate or undergraduate student, an alumnus/alumna,
or another interested member who has demonstrated commitment to sustainability and has been connected
with SFU affairs in some way. Those interested may submit an expression of interest to the Chair stating
their experience and qualifications. Appointment will be for two-years, and can be renewed by mutual
(3) Faculty representatives: to be invited by the Vice-President, Finance and Administration (or Chair) in
consultation with the Faculty Deans. Invitations will be issued on the basis of demonstrated commitment to
sustainability and interest in embedding sustainability as one of the University’s institutional goals.
Appointments will be for two years, and can be renewed by mutual agreement.
SFU Community Trust representative: to be selected by the President and CEO of the SFU CT.
Appointment will be for an indefinite period, and can be revised by mutual agreement.
Administration and support staff representatives: named by the Vice-President, Finance and
Administration in any number and selected from positions with substantial responsibility for the
implementation of sustainability initiatives at the University. These staff members are appointed to
represent their departments, and are expected to have the authority to effect change in their operations.
Activities of the Committee
The Sustainability Advisory Committee will be Co-Chaired by the Chief Facilities Officer and by the Director,
Special Projects. The Committee Secretary assists to facilitate meetings and to coordinate the Committee’s
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The committee will identify goals and priorities for each year, chosen for their potential to serve as steps
toward comprehensive long-term goals. Individual Task Forces will be struck as deemed necessary, with the
number and composition of these to change as the Committee’s activities change. The initial Task Forces set
up in 2007 include the following:
! Task Force to Draft a Sustainability Policy for SFU
! Task Force to Identify and Build a Network of sustainability groups on campus
! Task Force focusing on Building Awareness and Communications
The Committee Chairs will provide an Annual Sustainability Report to the President and Vice-Presidents
highlighting the prior year’s activities and achievements.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Chief Facilities Officer/University Architect
Lee Gavel (Co-Chair)
Facilities Services,
Finance & Administration

Director, Special Projects
KC Bell (Co-Chair)
President's Office

Development Manager, CP&D
Wendy Lee (SAC Coordinator)
Campus Planning & Development

Sustainability Coordinator
Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Advisory Committee

Director, Facilities Management
Sam Dahabieh
Facilities Management

Senior Director, Student & Community Life
Tim Rahilly
Student Services

Manager, Facilities Services Surrey
Marie Schneider
SFU Surrey

Operations Supervisor, Space Planning & Development
James Atamanchuk
SFU Vancouver

Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Apollonia Cifarelli
Environmental Health & Safety

Procurement Services
Helen Doucette
Procurement Services

Director, Residences and Housing
Jan Flagel
Residences and Housing

Human Resources
vacant Human Resources

Assistant Director, Community Relations
Fiona Burrows
Public Affairs & Media Relations

Director, IT Client and Research Services
Bahram Gustaspi
IT Services

Director, Dining Services
Richard Brown
Dining Services

Director, Parking Services
David Agosti
Parking Services

Director, Accounting Services
Larry Guthrie

Director, CSCD & Professor, Geography
Mark Roseland
Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Assistant Professor
Janet Moore
Undergrad Semester in Dialogue, HarbourCentre jlmoore@sfu.ca

Assistant Professor, Faculty
David Zandvliet
Faculty of Education

Student (undergrad)
Erika Zel
International Studies

Student (graduate)

Student (graduate)
Mike Soron
Graduate Student Society

Manager, Planning & Sustainability, UniverCity
Dale Mikkelsen
SFU Community Trust

Sustainable SFU
Duncan Wlodarczak
Community member exec_director@sustainablesfu.org


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The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Candace Le Roy

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator works jointly for the Sustainability Advisory Committee and Facilities Services. The position coordinates all campus sustainability strategic planning, evaluation, program development and implementation, community outreach and events, communications, partnerships and liaises with all campus sustainability groups and organizations.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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