Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.49
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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University of Calgary
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:
Sustainability Defintition The University of Calgary’s Sustainability Policy, and the Institutional Sustainability Plan (draft), have both adopted the following sustainability definition after committee and faculty review: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” ~Brundtland Commision (1987)

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:
The Office of Sustainability engaged student volunteers to review project titles of currently funded research from the 09/10 fiscal year. Research was evaluated according to the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainability as well as further sustainability criteria established by a broad international and collaborative effort to define a common sustainability education framework. This effort has been captured in part through the Campus Earth Summit, the Essex Report and Second Nature's literature on sustainability learning outcomes. Further sustainability criteria includes: The topic of sustainability includes environmental, social and economic dimensions, and involves both complexity and scale: • As a system of complexity, sustainability involves the interconnections in environment, society and economy. • As a system of scale, sustainability addresses the short to long term impacts of human activity (time), and the local to global effects of human impacts (geographic).

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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