Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Leanne Shewchuk
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.79 / 14.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 3455 1776
Number of sustainability courses offered 33 19
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 700 244

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
19.04

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
103

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
80

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
77.67

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

A list of all courses offered in the 2016/17 academic year was obtained from the University of Manitoba’s online Aurora Course Catalogue. Each course was counted once, regardless of the number of offerings or sections, including sections offered in French. A list of key words was established from the United Nations Environment Programme’s “Clarifying terms in the SDGs: representing the meaning behind the terminology” and by the University of Manitoba’s Office of Sustainability Staff. A key word search was applied to the description, title and department of all courses to filter a shortlist which was then reviewed to categorize courses as sustainability-focused, a course with sustainability themes, or one that is unrelated to this credit. A sustainability-focused course was recognized by the presence of the words “sustain,” “sustainability” or “sustainable” in the description or title and/or by a course description focused on topics within the Earth Charter, the United Nation’s Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other STARS credits. Courses including sustainability topics were categorized by having other key words in the description or title and/or by having topics related to the Earth Charter, the United Nation’s Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other STARS credits. Courses were coded as graduate or “G” if the course code/number started with “5” or higher and undergraduate of “UG” if the course code/number started with “4” or lower.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
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Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships No
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics No
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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