Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.91 / 8.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resource Sustainability Learning Outcomes:
This research faculty's sustainability learning outcomes are focused in the areas of earth, environment, sustainable development, resources and human activities. The institution contributes to understanding the changing earth, environment, and human condition and disseminates and applies this knowledge for the benefit of the present and future. Students learn about changing societal conditions and worldviews through experiential opportunities for research and outreach. The divisional learning outcomes include:
- Promoting student ecological and environmental literacy and sound environmental practices;
- Providing service and advice to diverse constituents, including citizens and decision-makers.
In addition, ECO-Canada has accredited the program ensuring that each student targeted learning experience follows the National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment Transferable Competencies.

Faculty of Engineering Sustainability Learning Objectives:
The Faculty of Engineering has key student learning outcomes required to complete all degree programs. Learning outcomes such as the impacts of engineering on society and the environment. This ensures students have an ability to consider and analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such ability includes an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, and cultural aspects of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship.

Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences Sustainability Learning Outcomes:
The Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences’ learning outcomes include social and environmental responsibilities and values that are listed in the Faculty’s web page. Students gain knowledge in the science of healthy, safe and nutritious food, while maintaining environmental resources.


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Bachelor of Science, Agroecology:
The B.Sc. degree in Agroecology program level learning outcomes involve the study of managed ecosystems and including achieving economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural production.

Faculty of Architecture -Department of City Planning:
The Department of City Planning offers a program with sustainable program student learning outcomes. Students gain experiential learning in social and ecological sustainability in rural and Indigenous communities. Students learn theoretical frameworks and theories in urban ecology and environmental management as they apply to municipal institutional frameworks and the role of environmental planning in urban and regional governments. Students also learn the technical aspects of urban development and its socio-economic implications and underlying political forces.
This program’s sustainable learning outcomes can be found below:

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - Bachelor of Health Studies:
Students in the Bachelor of Health Studies program focus their learning on the determinants of health and their relationship to social, environmental and economic factors. Graduates of this program have studied individual, family and community well-being in relation to sustainability related public policy and health determinants such as the linkages between food and other environmental conditions, health services and other social opportunities and economic status. Students receive experiential learning opportunities working with vulnerable Indigenous communities linking sustainability factors to health issues and resources.

Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

Program: Agribusiness and Agri-economics
Required Sustainability Focused Course: ABIZ 3550 Environmental Policy

Program: Architecture – Environmental Design
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: EVAR 4008 Arch Tech 4: Comprehensive Design Technology Report, EVDS 1680 Environmental Technology, EVDS 2300 Materials, Structures and Assemblies, EVDS 2702 Natural and Human Systems, EVIE 3004 Materials, Assemblies and Detailing, EVLU 3004 Ecology and Design 2, EVLU 3006 Studio 3: Dwelling/ Precinct/ Everyday Life

Program: Architecture Interdisciplinary
Required Sustainability Focused Course: ARCG 7090 LEED Core Concepts and Strategies

Program: Bio-systems Engineering
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: BIOE 4630 Pollution Prevention Practices, BIOE 3900 Bio-systems Engineering Design 2, BIOE 2480 Impact of Engineering on the Environment

Program: Biological Sciences
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: BIOL 3600 Biological Diversity and Sustainability, BIOL 7140 Advanced Physiology

Program: City Planning
Required Sustainability Focused Course: CITY 7450 Concepts in Sustainable Planning and Design

Program: Environment, Earth and Resources
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: ENVR 1000 Environmental Science 1 Concepts, ENVR 2000 Environmental Science 2 Issues, ENVR 3850 Sustainable Manitoba (A)

Program: Civil Engineering
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: CIVL 4024 Sustainable Building Design: Principles of Best Practices, CIVL 4460 Technology, Society, and the Future, CIVL 7340 Sustainability in Construction

Program: Economics
Required Sustainability Focused Course: ECON 3710 Sustainable Development: Issues and Policy

Program: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Required Sustainability Focused Courses: EDUB 4010 Pedagogy for Sustainable Wellbeing: Science, Mathematics and Social Studies, EDUB 4012 Pedagogy in Multiple Literacy: Children as Meaning Makers

More required sustainability focused courses for each program listed in the attached .PDF document under additional documentation to support the submission.

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

The methodology for determining programs with sustainability learning outcomes follows the proposed method for institutions that do not, as a matter of policy, require specific learning outcomes for programs.

"Institutions that do not specify learning outcomes as a matter of policy or standard practice may report graduates from sustainability-¬focused programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations and the equivalent as reported for the Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program credits) and other programs that require the successful completion of one or more sustainability courses (as reported for the Academic Courses credit) in lieu of the above criteria."

The methodology used was as follows:
1. Specific courses required to graduate from a program were listed for each degree.
2. If one of the required courses is included in the sustainability course catalogue then the program was deemed to have sustainability learning outcomes

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