|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||June 28, 2013|
University of Calgary
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
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Office of Sustainability
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
Presentations given to:
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
- Canadian University Sustainability Professional (CUSP)
- and others.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
The U of C is engaged in a wide range of collaborative partnerships and events with colleges and universities regionally, nationally and internationally.
- ImagineCALGARY: The University of Calgary is a partner in this community initiative to advance long-range urban sustainability. Other partners in this project include Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Bow Valley College, and the Calgary Board of Education.
- Canadian Campus Commuter Challenge: Participated in the 2010 challenge along with universities and colleges across Canada, coming in first place that year.
- RecycleMania: Competed last three years in this event along with over 400 post-secondary institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.
- Research Networks: The U of C is leading or involved in a number of collaborative research partnerships regionally and nationally, with a strong focus on energy and environment. These networks include:
o Arctic Institute of North America
o Canadian Energy Research Institute
o Canadian Institute of Resources Law
o Carbon Management Canada Inc.
o NSERC Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada Strategic Network
o Van Horne Institute
- Our School at Blair Grocery – urban agriculture and alternative education program in the Lower Ninth ward in New Orleans. OSBG has been a partner for the ucalgarycares program in February for 3 years.
- Grow Dat – urban agriculture/youth leadership program in New Orleans; a new partner for the ucalgarycares program in February 2013.
- Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association – The CCEL works closely with the HSCA to offer the Kids Grow program (new in 2012); in Winter 2012, four students in a service-learning course worked closely with the HSCA to do public consultation with marginalized groups in the HS communities, to feed into a community-wide food security strategy. This work has since led into a successfully funded Calgary Foundation grant for the HSCA.
- Eco Move-out – Battle of Alberta – Friendly competition between the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The winner will be determined based on waste diversion per capita during move out
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
Arctic Institute of North America: http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/
Canada School of Energy and Environment: http://www.canadaschoolofenergy.com/
Canadian Energy Research Institute: http://www.ceri.ca/
Canadian Institute of Resources Law: http://www.ucalgary.ca/cirl/
Carbon Management Canada Inc.: http://www.carbonmanagement.ca/home.html
NSERC Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Canada Strategic Network: http://www.sofccanada.com/
Van Horne Institute: http://www.vanhorne.info/