Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The BEE / HOUSE/ LAB is an international design competition launched from the University of Manitoba open to students and designers in the field of environmental design, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and other related fields. The competition is hosted by the Office of Sustainability, and supported by the FABLAB at the Faculty of Architecture, the Department of Entomology and Parks Canada campus club, at the University of Manitoba.

The competition calls for a design of a bee house prototype that can be fabricated and deployed for field testing. The launching year received submissions from nine countries and afterwards about 50 designs were installed and monitored. Pollinator communities, including solitary nesting bees, are under pressure from habitat loss from urban development and landscape management practices including pesticide use. Pollinators play a critical role in the health of ecosystems.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

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

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