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

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
EN-8: Employee Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sasha Cardinal
Director General
Human Resources Services
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Percentage of new employees that are offered orientation and/or outreach and guidance materials that cover sustainability topics:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in new employee orientation:

Considerations specific to the various facets of sustainable development are integrated into the heart of two major mechanisms for welcoming all new employees of the Université de Sherbrooke.


The Human Resources Services of the Université de Sherbrooke offers all new employees, on the three university campuses, the presentation “Welcome to the heart of the university community.”

New employees get to be informed on the various aspects of the institution, may they be related to the services available, on projects and initiatives, etc., that take place on the university campuses. It is in that context that new employees are presented with the various initiatives and actions related to sustainability and sustainable development, and the university’s commitment to sustainable development.

Here are some of the topics and initiatives raised in that regard:

• The Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable (CUFE) [EN: University Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development Studies] — its mission, etc.

• Sustainable development action plan — recycling, composting, integration of sustainability and sustainable development concepts into educational activities, events, initiatives, etc.

• Responsible purchase — policies, purchase guidelines, etc.

• Sustainable transportation — many facilitating measures and incentives (e.g., public transportation program, carpooling program with a guaranteed return system, long-distance intercity transport between Sherbrooke Campuses and Longueuil Campus (no charge), as well as campus shuttle between the Main Campus and the Health campus).

• Free-of-charge bicycles, bicycle paths, etc.

• Electric charging stations for electric vehicles.

• Sports facilities — access and services, etc.

• The Centre culturel— special rates, shows, theatre performances, art gallery, etc.

• Support and welfare services for employees.

Due to the pandemic, this presentation had to be suspended. It will resume shortly in an improved format.


All new employees of the Université de Sherbrooke receive an email invitation to consult the “Welcome of new staff” website. Designed accordingly to the different job categories, this website is a welcome guide containing several sections that cover topics such as the university's organizational structure and work environment. It also contains a section on the institution's policies, such as the policy on equal opportunities for women and the policy on the prevention of all forms of harassment and discrimination. There is also information about the mandatory training on sexual violence and an explicit recommendation to enrol in it within the first month of employment.


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