Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.58
Liaison Brooke Gilmour
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The College’s Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC) is a group of energy industry and faculty researchers. Closely linked to the Energy Systems, Wind Turbine, and Instrumentation and Control Programs, SEARC’s mission is to provide applied research services to small and medium-sized enterprises in the renewable energy industry within the Eastern Ontario region. SEARC provides select students with unique opportunities for part-time employment working on real world problems.

The college has also fostered a partnership in research and student experience with the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (River Institute) is an incorporated non¬profit education and research institution in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The River Institute operates out of our Cornwall Campus and offers students from the Environmental Technician Program to work on joint research projects.

The River Institute’s mandate is research, education and community action relating to large river systems, with a focus on the St. Lawrence River ecosystem. The College’s mandate is to promote education and expand partnerships with other institutions to build a secure future for the local community. Together we continue to contribute to the College’s educational mandate through offering environmental educational and research programs.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Our office of Applied Research supports faculty wanting to conduct research. The office supports faculty wanting to:
1) initiating new research
2) identifying potential research funding sources
3) grant writing
4) developing a research proposal
5) understanding the Research Ethics Board review process
6) collaborate with or find industry partners
7) obtain project management support


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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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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