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

STARS v2.2

Universite de Montreal
EN-6: Assessing Sustainability Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Luc Surprenant
Consultant, Sustainable Development
Vice rector's office, Finances and Infrastructures
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of sustainability culture?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of the campus community or a sample that may not be representative of the entire community

Which of the following best describes the structure of the cultural assessment? The assessment is administered::
Without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples of the same population

A brief description of how and when the cultural assessment(s) were developed and/or adopted:

*Sustainability culture is part 2 of the sustainability assessment test described in credit AC-6.

The questionnaire was developed by Olga Fliaguine, an intern at the Sustainable Development Unit of the Université de Montréal and a master's student in environment and sustainable development.
This writing was preceded by a literature review, an analysis of existing questionnaires and research on different survey methods. It was written on the Survey Monkey platform in the absence of another platform available at the time at the Université de Montréal.


A copy or sample of the questions related to sustainability culture:
A sample of the questions related to sustainability culture or the website URL where the assessment tool is available:
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A brief description of how representative samples were reached (if applicable) and how the cultural assessment is administered:

The questionnaire was developed by Olga Fliaguine, an intern at the Sustainable Development Unit of the Université de Montréal and a master's student in environment and sustainable development.
This writing was preceded by a literature review, an analysis of existing questionnaires and research on different survey methods. It was written on the Survey Monkey platform in the absence of another platform available at the time at the Université de Montréal.
The pilot project was launched at the Faculty of Urban Planning of the Université de Montréal on August 29, 2017. This launch was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the dean's office team of the Faculty of Urban Planning. The questionnaire was sent to all new students in the faculty by the faculty's academic records management technicians. A reminder was also sent on September 11, 2017, in order to ensure greater participation.
In 2018, the questionnaire was sent to students in the Faculty of Urban Planning, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Science, representing nearly 50% of students across the University.


A brief summary of results from the cultural assessment:

Summary of results from the literacy assessment(s)

Percentage of the students adopting the following behaviors on their daily life:

Sustainable mobility. 77%

Reusable dishes outside the home. 88%

Looking at the sign on the packaging before throwing it away. 87%

Repair or have repaired broken objects. 83%

Percentage of the students interested on the following sustainable practices:

Urban agriculture 67%

Socio-community volunteering 65%

Leadership on sustainable development in your study or work environment 52%

Clean-up activities in your community 52%

Percentage of the students having awareness of the following University initiatives on campus:

Fair Trade campus 17%

Sustainable and Ecological Urban Agricultural Production (PAUSE) 13%

STARS certification in sustainable development 11%

MON ECOLABO project 9%

Percentage of students who will prioritize the following initiatives on campus:

Removal of bottle water and reduction at source 29%

Increase the engagement of students on sustainable development on campus 17%

increase sustainable food supply 15%

Adapting and fighting climate change 12%


Website URL where information about the assessment of sustainability culture is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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