Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.83
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct sustainability research?:

A brief description of the student sustainability research program:

Fourth-year students engage in a capstone project where they solve real environmental and forest management issues for clients. You will apply the skills you learn in your first three years in a practical way for a client in the local community.

Current projects include:
- Urban forest management plan for the City of Fredericton
- Forest management plan that encompasses 486 hectares of land located in Grand Lake, New Brunswick.
- Forest management plan for various parcels, in the Coy Road and Albrights Corner properties

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

A brief description of the faculty sustainability research program:

The Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies at the University of New Brunswick will be at the forefront of this emerging industry.

In collaboration with academic and private sector partners, research and innovation from the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies will play a pivotal role in advancing the transformation of conventional power grids around the world.

Centre researchers work collaboratively from an interdisciplinary perspective, tying smart grid research back to:

- renewable energy
- big data analytics
- cybersecurity
- business
- economics
- innovation and entrepreneurship

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?:

A copy of the promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

The promotion or tenure guidelines or policies:

Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:

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

UNB Libraries provides Research Guides in Environmental History, Environmental Law, Forestry and Environmental Management among many more that help students from all different faculties to conduct sustainability related research.

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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