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Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

Research- financial funding and support from the university.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

UOIT focuses on research that results in tangible benefits for society in six areas:

Advanced manufacturing for 21st-century innovation.
Education for the 21st century.
Energy and the environment.
Human health and community wellness.
Information and communication technology and informatics.
Life sciences and biotechnology.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

A quick search of the library holdings indicates there are 2,160 books (most e-books) in the current collection on the topic of Sustainability. These range from the topic as dealt with in the business literature to the professional science journals and proceedings. We also provide online access to over 50,000 articles and documents along with 321 videos on the topic in streaming format. Of course these numbers change each month as new materials come into the collection.

The library’s collection development principles and procedures are available on the website http://www.uoit.ca/sites/library/about_the_library/uoit-library-policy-and-related-documents/collection-development-principles-and-procedures.php
Please note that most of the library’s holdings are in digital form with less than 10% of the total collection in traditional print format.

The library has provided an institutional repository (using dSpace) for open access publication since 2006. There are several sections to this
• Digital collections including campus photos and the Chronicle (student newspaper) http://dspace.library.dc-uoit.ca/uoit/
• e-Scholar https://ir.library.dc-uoit.ca/
• digital theses & dissertations of UOIT https://ir.library.dc-uoit.ca/handle/10155/5


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:

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