Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
EN-3: Student Life

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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Does the institution have one or more active student groups focused on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of active student groups focused on sustainability:

Univert Laval is a student group that reaches out to students all across campus. Its goal is to raise awareness of environmental issues in the Université Laval community by:
- educating the community about the environment and eco-friendly behaviours,
- helping people get involved in environmental initiatives, and
- working with the university’s administration, schools, and faculties to help make campus greener.


The website URL where information about the student groups is available (optional):
Does the institution have gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and/or urban agriculture projects:

There are a number of such initiatives on campus. For example, AgroCité is a group of Université Laval students working to develop an urban agriculture business model. Their goal is to supply the main university cafeterias by growing produce locally.


The website URL where information about the gardens, farms or agriculture projects is available (optional):
Does the institution have student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes (e.g. cafés through which students gain sustainable business skills)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-run enterprises:

Coop Roue-Libre encourages the use of sustainable transport. Its mission is to empower community members to maintain, repair, and use their bicycles as a means of transportation. The cooperative also aspires to be a model for utility biking in Québec. They also supply a shop to repair and maintain bikes that is available for all people (members and non-members). Workshops on mechanics are organized as well as conferences and activities for bikers.


The website URL where information about the student-run enterprises is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills?:
No

A brief description of the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives is available (optional):
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Does the institution have conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability:

Institut EDS organizes a series of activities (conferences, symposiums, round tables, special events, etc.) focused on sustainable development and aimed at students and other members of the local and university community.


The website URL where information about the conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability is available (optional):
Does the institution have cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience?:
No

A brief description of the cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the cultural arts events, installations or performances is available (optional):
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Does the institution have wilderness or outdoors programs (e.g. that organize hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students) that follow Leave No Trace principles?:
Yes

A brief description of the wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles:

Club de plein air L’AVAL was founded in 1971 to bring together nature lovers and provide opportunities for them to canoe, hike, back country and cross country ski, telemark ski, bike, snowshoe, and participate in other special activities in the greater Québec City area. Most outings take place on weekends and holidays. The club advocates for the protection and conservation of natural sites and their inhabitants.


The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors programs is available (optional):
Does the institution have sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences (e.g. choosing a sustainability-related book for common reading)?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

Ingénieurs sans frontières (ISF, Engineers Without Borders Canada) has set itself the goal of helping Université Laval earn Fair Trade Campus certification. ISF also holds an array of fair trade awareness activities.


The website URL where information about the sustainability-related themes is available (optional):
Does the institution have programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Yes. Each year, the Roger-Van den Hende garden offers knowledge transfer workshops on botany and horticulture.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills programs is available (optional):
Does the institution offer sustainability-focused student employment opportunities?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution:

Sustainable development information agents are a very proactive presence on campus, visiting buildings and residences to raise awareness of sustainable development issues.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportunities is available:
Does the institution have graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions?:
No

A brief description of the graduation pledges:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledges is available (optional):
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Does the institution have other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

Coopérative des Cafés Étudiants de l'Université Laval. This group is engaged in the student community and seeks to meet its members’ various needs while promoting entrepreneurship and student initiative. It supports student cafés in their initiatives while paying close attention to maintaining the special characteristics and original feel of each one. In addition, the coop’s rigorous ethical and environmental guidelines offer members a variety of tools to take their green and fair-trade initiatives one step further.


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