Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.76
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
OP-T2-35: Local Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Susan Buchsdruecker
Faculty Relations Officer
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
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Does the institution have incentives or programs to encourage employees to live close to campus?:

A brief description of the incentives or programs:

Faculty members can negotiate to receive interest free loans for housing at the time of hiring (loans are disbursed at the discretion of the Dean of each faculty). Homes closer to campus are more expensive, so the interest free loans make it more affordable for faculty to buy a home within walking, biking or transit distance to campus.

In addition, UAlberta has a faculty-in-residence program which includes 3 professors living in residence on North Campus. These faculty become part of the residence community and work to achieve the following goals:

1. To encourage students to become more comfortable approaching and communicating with professors generally.
2. To enrich the learning environment in residence through academically oriented programming.
3. To provide students with support through academic challenges.

We currently have three faculty living in campus housing in each of the following locations: Lister, Graduate Residence, and East Campus Village.

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

Additional Responsible Parties

Craig Whitton
Residence Area Coordinator
Lister Centre

Chris Fukushima
Residence Area Coordinator
Graduate Residence & East Campus Village

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