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

Universite Laval
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sustainable Development Solutions Network and United Nations Global Compact.

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

The Espace de concertation pour des pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR) and the Quebec inter-university cooperation network.

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

In 2015-2016, Université Laval gave at least 35 sustainability conferences. Among them:
- Bringing sustainability competencies in the classroom, 8th World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC, Sweden, June 2015
- Université Laval carboneutrality, Conference of Youth, Paris, November 2015
- Competencies curriculum sustainability-focused courses sustainability-focused programs sustainability-related courses, Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Baltimore, April 2016
- Sustainable events, Vivats de l'environnement, Québec, April 2016

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Université Laval participated to the Green Gown Awards. The Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the further and higher education sector.

Established in 2004, the Awards grow every year and have an increasing international presence - following the huge success of the UK and Ireland Awards, the Australasian Green Gown Awards were established in 2010 and the French speaking Green Gown Awards - Les trophées des campus responsables - were established in 2014. 2016 sees the introduction of the 6 United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia) known collectively as the GUPES Green Gown Awards.

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Barbara Bader, professor of Leadership Chair in Science Education and Sustainable Development, serve on many committees of a sustainability network such as :
- Centre de recherche en émergence en éducation relative à l’environnement et écocitoyenneté (UQAM)
- Centre de recherche et d’intervention sur la réussite scolaire (CRIRES)

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Daniel Forget, a sustainability coordinator at Université Laval, supported Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal) for the creation of a bachelor's degree in Sustainable Development.

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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