Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.27
Liaison Hubert Corbeil
Submission Date July 19, 2023

STARS v2.2

Université Téluq
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julie Carle
Directrice
Direction des affaires externes et secrétariat général
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Les Urbainculteurs

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The partnership with Les Urbainculteurs is for the development and maintenance of a vegetable garden behind the Université TÉLUQ building in the St-Roch district of Quebec City. It was set up in 2017. Les Urbainculteurs support and guide the university’s employee volunteers in all activities related to the vegetable garden in addition to providing the plants and seeds. Under their guidance, cultivation of the vegetable garden meets the highest standards of urban agriculture, an innovative, accessible and ecological form of agriculture.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
SQUAT Basse-Ville

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

This partnership is the result of the previous one. It enables Université TÉLUQ to donate the produce harvested from the vegetable garden to SQUAT Basse-Ville. This organization’s mission is to welcome, guide and support young people experiencing one or more aspects of homelessness. Through this partnership, SQUAT Basse-Ville promotes healthy eating and serves nutritious, fresh and balanced locally produced food to the young people that it welcomes. Produce from the Université TÉLUQ vegetable garden has been donated to SQUAT Basse-Ville since 2017.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Musée national de la photographie Desjardins

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The partnership with the Desjardins National Museum of Photography was developed to present the exhibition entitled, “NOUS: portraits de l’assistance sociale”. This exhibition invites us to identify and deconstruct preconceived ideas about people receiving social assistance. It offers an opportunity to discover their little-known realities, Quebecers’ perception of them and the nature of government assistance.
This exhibition features photographs, testimonials and the findings of extensive university research. It also presents the history and nature of social assistance programs in Quebec, while questioning our collective relationship to poverty.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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