Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Franck Scherrer
Professor
Faculty of Planning - Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

The EDDEC institute (Institute for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy) organizes an annual scholarship competition for projects on environment, sustainable development and circular economy. This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the three founding institutions of the EDDEC Institute (Universite de Montreal, Polytechnique Montreal and HEC Montreal). The purpose is to promote multidisciplinary research in these areas.

Seven scholarships, representing a total amount of 43 000$, were awarded for the 2018-2019 period for the three institutions.

The Université de Montréal staff, member of the CIRODD (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Opérationnalisation du Développement Durable), have access to a 14 000$ funding to support interdisciplinary research through scholarships.


Does the institution have a program to encourage academic staff from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

EDDEC Institute: Institute of Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

The mission of the EDDEC Institute is to support and promote the training, research, action and outreach of the Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal in the areas of the environment, sustainable development and the circular economy, in a spirit of partnership and interaction between the three institutions and the community.

-Every year, the EDDEC Institute invites one or more visiting professors in environment, sustainable development and circular economy.
-SECE (until 2019): Conference exchange system in environment, sustainable development and circular economy.

Website: instituteddec.org

CIRODD: Interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Operationalization of Sustainable Development

CIRODD projects are carried out jointly by researchers and field actors. They are supported by the CIRODD team, which carries out liaison, transfer, communication, facilitation and animation work to create interdisciplinary communities that respond to the various challenges associated with the operationalization of sustainable development.

The evolution of the projects can be identified as this common process:

Step 1: Develop a global vision of an issue during a workshop between researchers and field actors.
Step 2: Bring out interdisciplinary and collaborative projects through support during the project set-up and the search for partners or representatives of economic sectors (private or collective company), public, community or association.
Step 3: Ensure the sustainability of the project in terms of resources by helping to identify programs and financial partners for the implementation of the project.
Step 4: Accompany, if necessary, the people involved in order to ensure the realization and success of the project.
Step 5: Disseminate, value and transfer research results so that they are accessible and used.

Extract from the CIRODD website
http://cirodd.org/fr/index.php


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research:

The Universite de Montreal library has produced a guide to support students and faculty members who want to further their knowledge about sustainability. The guide suggests a wide range of documentary resources and provides a list of major actors in sustainability at Université de Montréal.

See: https://bib.umontreal.ca/informatique-mathematique-sciences-nature/developpement-durable


Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Directory of scholarships offered to Université de Montréal students enrolled in programs related to the environment and sustainable development:
https://bourses.umontreal.ca/repertoire-des-bourses/?tx_udembourses%5Bdo_search%5D=1&tx_udembourses%5Bmc%5D=&tx_udembourses%5Bde%5D%5B%5D=9

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