Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.28
Liaison Cynthia Philippe
Submission Date May 12, 2021

STARS v2.2

Université du Québec à Montréal
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Cynthia Philippe
Sustainability advisor
Service du développement organisationnel
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Community service / Service aux collectivités

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The mission carried by the UQAM Community Service for more than 30 years is at the heart of current thinking on the role of the university in society. We refer to it today when speaking in particular of the mobilization of knowledge, a notion that covers a variety of forms, involving both academic knowledge and that of the most varied practice environments. The active role that UQAM plays today in this regard takes on its full meaning when we return to the sources of a reflection that developed in the 1970s. In 1972, UNESCO published the Faure Report which proposed to put lifelong education at the heart of the Educational City and to make it a lifelong project. The following year, the Bélanger-Daoust report, produced for the Council of Quebec universities and the CRÉPUQ, insisted on the need to democratize the university and to open it up to the environment, among other things, by supporting the promotion of collective. In 1979, barely 10 years after its creation, and following seven years of experimentation with central labor unions and other groups, UQAM adopted the Community Services Policy which consolidates its openness to social and cultural issues and demonstrates its determination to collaborate in the social and economic transformation of Quebec society. This commitment by UQAM is the result of a convergence between the university, which seeks to achieve its mission as a public university focused on the democratization of knowledge, and the communities which fully participate in major societal debates. Stemming from this Policy, the Community Service has made this heritage bear fruit, by working jointly with teachers as well as organizations involved in collective promotion. In addition to the structuring projects developed with various community groups, two formal partnerships have been developed with the union and feminist movements in the wake of this Policy, namely the UQAM / CSN / CSQ / FTQ Protocol and the UQAM / Relais-femmes Protocol. The collaboration that has developed between UQAM and its many partners has given rise over the years to the sharing of academic and citizen knowledge and to promising projects for the institution. This collaboration has also contributed to a more just and egalitarian society by implementing new social practices and, more generally, by political, legal, social and economic transformations that have benefited Quebec society as a whole.

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