Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.80
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Directed Studies in Marine Biology
Engineering Design Courses - address large societal issues such as climate change

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:

Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI):Based out of Saint John, UNB’s UCSI brings a small-city lens to big social issues. Projects include smart and sustainable cities, economic and community development (understanding how digital skills are transforming the labour market, and why local economies struggle to mature startups), sustaining transportation alternatives in small cities and rural areas, as well as understanding immigration attraction and retention factors. It is increasing UNB's global presence through international publications, conferences and recruiting.

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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