|Submission Date||Dec. 20, 2019|
Universite de Montreal
PRE-2: Points of Distinction
Consultant, Sustainable Development
Vice rector's office, Finances and Infrastructures
Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
The cornerstone of the new MIL campus, the Science Complex is the first phase in the deployment of this major university complex, located at the intersection of several Montréal neighbourhoods.
The first building on the MIL campus is home to four departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science: chemistry, physics, geography and biological sciences. The University plans to open two new wings in the coming years, to house the departments of mathematics and statistics and computer science and operations research.
The new pavilion is targeting both LEED Gold and LEED Neighbourhood certifications in the upcoming months.
Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Innovation laboratory: building the future sustainably
Addressing current socio-environmental and humanitarian challenges in a more sustainable way.
This project makes it possible to envisage an exceptional meeting between the sectors of excellence in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, public health, political science and law, in an event that is essential for our society: to work in a coherent and concerted way to equip citizens and decision-makers to face current socio-environmental and humanitarian challenges in a sustainable manner.
Among other things, this project will foster closer links between our centres of excellence in the fields of energy, new materials, public health, microbiology, animal welfare, biodiversity, land use planning and related regulatory mechanisms.
Six working groups, headed by a committee of the whole, will be tasked with reflecting on sustainable development issues in our various sectors of excellence and implementing initiatives that will lead to concrete actions.
The six working groups are:
-Marking, strategic plan and major projects;
-Renewable materials and energy;
-Societal policies and transitions;
-Education and training.
Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Air & Climate
Wellbeing & Work
Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
Excerpt from the annual speech given by the Rector of the Université de Montréal in 2011.
"Mount Royal is inseparable from the history of Montreal and the Université de Montréal, which proudly bears its name beyond its borders. Our main campus is 60% green space and houses an entire ecosystem that the University is committed to protecting. That is why we plan our development in harmony with the geophysical conditions of the metropolis. And we embrace the principles of sustainable development that guide the management of major projects in our society.
The University is working not only to preserve Mount Royal, but also to enhance it.''
The Université de Montréal has adopted a nine-point Biodiversity Plan for 2012-2020.
Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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