Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.47 / 4.00 Christie Nairn
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
31,037

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
25,967

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
83.66

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Green Residence

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

Residence Advisors (RAs) are responsible for promoting sustainable lifestyle choices in the residence and ensuring students are complying with sustainability initiatives in residence. They are responsible for hanging and maintaining signage on using the correct waste/recycling bins and kitchen practices and distributing information on and promoting participation in e-waste collection or clothing donation campaigns.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

All Residence Advisors are required to complete sustainability training during their orientation before the start of the Fall semester. Presentation slides are available to Resident Advisors on their training platform for the referral, and a presentation is delivered to them on behalf of the Office of Sustainability. Information is then shared to all residents during orientation weeks, and residence programs throughout the year (bulletin boards on each floor, active events in residence, community kitchen programs).


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
30

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
3,120

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Peers: Students Helping Students

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

Peers: Students Helping Students provides an approachable and confidential resource for all University of Manitoba students. Peers trained volunteers speak with students about adjusting to term changes as a result of the pandemic and help them understand changes that were made to the term, be a non-judgmental, listening ear, share relevant stories and advice based on their personal student experiences, show you how to meet new people and get involved on campus. The program aims to support high-quality education through offering good health and mental wellbeing support to students The program consists of student volunteers who receive intensive training to be supportive listeners, skilled communicators, and campus connectors.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

Students interested in becoming Peers volunteers submit applications to the Peers: Students Helping Students Center or the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. Every year 20-35 volunteers are selected from the applicants based on the contents of their resume, their availability to commit a minimum of 6 hours per week, and their previous related experience.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
35

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
33

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
6

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
6,930

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Sustainability Ambassador

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

The Sustainability Ambassador Program is a volunteer leadership program for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in promoting a culture of sustainability at UM through growth, education, research, and action. As a Sustainability Ambassador, students will lead and inspire the campus community to learn more about sustainability and explore how sustainability practices can change lives in a positive way.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The volunteer projects and opportunities that Sustainability Ambassadors have are either focused on strengthening their own sustainability skills or helping improve sustainability on campus – or both! Some examples of volunteer projects include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Working Group, working with the Sustainability in Action Facility (SiAF), helping conduct outdoor or indoor waste audits, and supporting various tabling events on campus to help increase staff, faculty and student awareness of and engagement in sustainability issues and resources.

Sustainability Ambassadors receive a Co-Curricular Record Credit from the UM when they complete the minimum 10 volunteer hours.


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
35

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
33

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
0.30

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
346.50

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
10,396.50

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.40

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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