Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.52
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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University of Calgary
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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)
- Greenbuild
- and others.

See Below.

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 :

See above.

The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

- http://web2.caubo.ca/annual_conf/2011/english/glance_e.html
- http://web2.caubo.ca/annual_conf/2011/english/green_e.html

ImagineCALGARY: http://www.imaginecalgary.ca/index.php

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/

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