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

STARS v2.2

Université de Sherbrooke
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Jean-François Comeau
Director, Project for the Integration of Sustainable Development in Education
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
214

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
37

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
17.29

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING TRAINING SEMINAR

In a context where organizations are concerned with improving their environmental performance and complying with ever-changing legislation, environmental auditing is a flexible tool that allows both to validate the level of compliance with laws, regulations or to other indicators, as well as collecting various information in order to make informed decisions. The audit is also essential for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System’s certification and maintenance. For those wishing to improve their skills in the field of environmental auditing, this training seminar is offered by the Sustainable Development University Training Center (Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable (CUFE)) and addresses environmental issues from the perspective of regulatory compliance, as well as plan and perform environmental audits in accordance with recognized standards in the field (e.g. ISO 19001).

The Environmental Auditing Training Seminar, created in 2002, is aimed at professionals with a good environmental background (about 5 years) and a good knowledge of the ISO 14001 standard. The trainers are experts in their field and recognized by their peers. The pedagogical approach encourages exchanges around case studies applied in the context of environmental auditing.

This training seminar is recognized by the Québec Association of Environmental Auditing (AQVE) for an application for registration.

https://www.usherbrooke.ca/environnement/formation-continue/seminaires/verification-environnementale/#c105786-5

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT TRAINING SEMINAR

The Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is an essential tool for financial institutions, property owners and site purchasers in the context of real estate transactions, environmental liability calculations or proof of due diligence. As environmental site evaluators and other experts in the field are subject to an important legal, political-administrative and normative framework, this training seminar is essential to ensure an appropriate level of knowledge and skills. In this context, it enables environmental professionals to develop their skills in the field of ESA, and more specifically, to apply the entire ESA process by considering the legal rules applicable to different situations.

The Environmental Site Assessment Training Seminar, also created in 2002, is aimed at professionals with a good experience in environment (about 5 years) and in environmental site assessment (minimum 2 years of experience). The pedagogical approach promotes exchanges around case studies applied in the context of the environmental site assessment.

This training seminar is recognized by the Quebec Association of Environmental Auditing (AQVE) for an application for registration.

https://www.usherbrooke.ca/environnement/formation-continue/seminaires/evaluation-environnementale-de-site/

** These two training seminars are subject to the AQVE requirements and mandatory for those who wish to obtain a certification from this association.
Québec Association of Environmental Auditing (AQVE)
http://www.aqve.com/en

MTQ - CULVERTS INSPECTOR ACCREDITATION

The "MTQ - Culverts Inspector Accreditation" (MTQ – Accréditation d’inspecteur de ponceaux) training allows future culvert inspectors to be accredited, which makes them eligible to carry out inspections for the Québec Ministry of Transportation (MTQ). This training has been available since 2018 and is offered by the Faculty of Engineering Continuing Education Center (CFC Génie).


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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We report for this credit on our 2019 assessment since our continuing education activities is a field that have been impacted by the pandemic.

We consider that the inventory that we submitted in our 2019 STARS submission is appropriate as it excludes variations related to the pandemic. Moreover, we understand that the methodology used in 2019 for this criteria (version 2.1) is still relevant.

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