Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 92.73
Liaison Emmanuelle Jodoin
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Jean-Pascal Lemelin
Assistant Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,219

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
271

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
22.23

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
52

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
40

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
76.92

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The data for the total number of employees that conduct research and the number of employees engaged in sustainability research are based on all regular professors at the Université de Sherbrooke. Clinical teaching professors were therefore not considered for this credit.

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT CONDUCT RESEARCH

The total number of employees that conduct research was established by calculating the total number of regular professors working in the 52 departments of the Université de Sherbrooke that conduct research.

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH

As part of the Université de Sherbrooke’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022, the University identified an orientation aimed at "Stimulating research development by focusing on interdisciplinarity." To implement this orientation, an exercise was put forward in order to identify priority topics, which led to the identification of six clear unifying research themes, along with the determination of faculty members conducting research on these themes. The majority of professors conducting research at the University are linked to at least one of these six unifying themes.

Two of these unifying themes are directly linked to sustainable development. The first, Climate Change and Environment, aims to contribute to economic and sustainable solutions to ecological and societal problems. The second, Togetherness: Culture, Plurality, Governance, and Equity aims to ensure equity in living and working environments and public services.

The number of employees engaged in sustainability research was established, on the one hand, by listing the professors who had specifically identified Climate Change or Living Together as a main or secondary unifying theme as of April 2022; 245 of them have been selected. To this list were added, on the other hand, 32 additional professors whose specific research interests are related to sustainable development and who has been identified as such in the past. This brings the total to 277 professors.

In terms of the validation process, an individual analysis of each of the profiles of the 277 professors doing research on sustainable development was carried out using the information available on their expertise and their research interests and activities. The URL link leading to the profile of each of these professors was also added to the inventory in order to facilitate access to all the information concerning them.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Three academic departments (or the equivalent) are excluded from the total count of academic departments (or the equivalent) as no tenured/tenure track faculty members engaged in research are affiliated to them (don't conduct research).

More on research and sustainable development at the Université de Sherbrooke:
https://www.usherbrooke.ca/recherche/udes/regroupements

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