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-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Leanne Shewchuk
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1150

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
391

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
34

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
87

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
67

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
77.01

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

A list of key words was established from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Earth Charter Principles, and by the University of Manitoba’s Office of Sustainability Staff. The Office of Research and International searched for all ongoing University of Manitoba Faculty Research projects during the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year using this key word list. The resulting report was provided to the Office of Sustainability who reviewed the projects and removed unrelated or duplicate projects from the list.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://umanitoba.ca/research/

As the first university established in western Canada, the University of Manitoba has been at the centre of research in Manitoba for more than a century. From the development of canola and advances in wireless communication, to the prevention of Rh disease of the newborn and breakthrough discoveries concerning the transmission of HIV/AIDS, our researchers have made contributions that have had a global impact.

Today, our faculty and students continue to earn international acclaim in fields as diverse as infectious diseases, Canadian history, materials science, civil infrastructure, population and community health, sustainable agriculture and northern research, to name just a few. More than ever before, our researchers are collaborating beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, sharing their expertise, experience and passion for discovery.

The University of Manitoba is the only research-intensive university in the province, and the vast majority of research undertaken in Manitoba takes place on one of our campuses or at our research stations. As the hub for graduate education in the province, we are also the major contributor to the supply of highly qualified personnel that are increasingly in demand by business, industry and government.

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