Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.09
Liaison Kyrke Gaudreau
Submission Date Aug. 20, 2011
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University of Northern British Columbia
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Danielle Smyth
Green University Project Manager
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Green University Planning Committee (GUPC) was formed in 2007 to provide a forum for the advancement and implementation of the green initiative at UNBC. The GUPC acts as an advisory and policy development body with respect to all initiatives at UNBC that will contribute to the goal of being recognized as Canada’s Green University™.

The GUPC meets monthly with the aim to:

- To make UNBC a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable campus, under the guidance of the “UNBC Green Strategy”.
- To engender a ‘culture of sustainability’ in the UNBC community.
- To make the UNBC campuses models of sustainability for communities and organizations in northern British Columbia.
- To improve on our national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research in the area of sustainability.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Mark Dale, Chair, Provost
George Iwama, President and Vice-Chancellor
Eileen Bray, Vice-President, Administration and Finance
Gail Fondahl, Vice-President, Research
Rob van Adrichem, Vice-President, External Relations
Daniel Ryan, Dean, College of Science and Management
John Young, Dean, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
Shelley Rennick, Director, Facilities Management
Sheila Keith, Director, Purchasing
Doug Carter, Capital Projects Manager
David Claus, Energy Manager
Arthur Fredeen, Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management
Ken Wilkening, Associate Professor, International Studies
Alex Lautensach, Regional Campuses Representative
Danielle Smyth, Green University Research Project Manager
Kyle Aben, PICS Coordinator
Nadia Nowak, Colleges Rep. NUGSS
Alexie Stephens, Associate Director, Campus Sustainability, NUGSS
Sarah Boyd-Noel, PGPIRG
Trevor Fuson, CUPE Rep
Anke Krey, Graduate Student

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Green University Centre is located centrally on campus and is home to the University's Energy and Sustainability Managers. The Centre features a variety of sustainable building features including:

- LED lighting and motion sensors
- space dividers made from locally sourced pine-beetle wood
- recycled and reused building materials
- carbon-neutral tile carpeting
- agri-fibre doors
- recycle bins

The space was opened in March 2010 and serves as a hub for sustainability information and initiatives on campus.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Danielle Smyth

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Manager

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

Under the general direction of the Provost and VP Administration and Finance, the incumbent manages the activities and budget of the Green University Centre, which has primary responsibility for fostering a culture of sustainability on campus; identifying, coordinating and serving as a catalyst for departments, programs and individuals who are implementing sustainability programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus departments. The incumbent serves as a sustainability liaison for the campus, the Office of the Provost and other UNBC campuses, local government, and community organizations. The incumbent serves as a campus spokesperson on sustainability issues. The incumbent will work in a collaborative manner to develop productive relationships with campus and external constituencies in order to fill above job responsibilities. May direct the work of one or more staff members, student interns, student employees, volunteers, and/or consultants as a means of fulfilling these responsibilities.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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