Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
EN-3: Student Life

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 one or more co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives that fall into the following categories?:
Yes or No
Active student groups focused on sustainability Yes
Gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, or urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems No
Student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes No
Sustainable investment funds, green revolving funds or sustainable microfinance initiatives through which students can develop socially, environmentally and fiscally responsible investment and financial skills No
Conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience Yes
Wilderness or outdoors programs that follow Leave No Trace principles No
Sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences Yes
Programs through which students can learn sustainable life skills Yes
Sustainability-focused student employment opportunities offered by the institution Yes
Graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions No
Other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives Yes

The name and a brief description of each student group focused on sustainability:

The Blue Team: (Student and faculty governed) The Blue Team is a student group created under the Office of Sustainability. The focus of the group is sustainability. The students attend events, host events, and spread awareness throughout the school. The group is divided into different aspects of sustainability to focus on, such as energy and infrastructure, water and waste. The groups are also encouraged to work together.
http://sites.uoit.ca/ocis/sustainability/uoit-blue-team.php

Cylc-on: (student governed) Our organization consists of bike enthusiasts who intend to advocate for the use of bicycles to reduce carbonfootprint and encourage outdoor activities which will promote healthy living.
This will be great for holiday and weekend usage for people living oncampus and off campus
http://www.your-sa.ca/files/2014/10/CC_10_LIST_140926.pdf

The environmental club: (student governed) The Environmental Club is open to all students @ UOIT and DC. Through Action, Advocacy, and Fundraising we will serve for a better and sustainable tomorrow.
https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentUOITDC/timeline


The website URL where information about student groups is available:
A brief description of gardens, farms, community supported agriculture (CSA) or fishery programs, and urban agriculture projects where students are able to gain experience in organic agriculture and sustainable food systems:
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The website URL where information about the organic agriculture and/or sustainable food systems projects and initiatives is available:
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A brief description of student-run enterprises that include sustainability as part of their mission statements or stated purposes:
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The website URL where information about the student-run enterprise(s) is available:
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A brief description of the sustainable investment or finance initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the sustainable investment or finance initiatives is available:
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A brief description of conferences, speaker series, symposia or similar events related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

The university hosts a variety of sustainability events for students. Guest speakers such as Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, have attended UOIT to speak to staff and students.


The website URL where information about the event(s) is available:
A brief description of cultural arts events, installations or performances related to sustainability that have students as the intended audience:

PANGEA - CULTURAL SHOWCASE OF FOOD, MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE

A cultural voyage across the globe! Pangaea celebrates the diverse cultures on campus with delicious cuisine and entertaining student performances from around the world. The event is open to all students, staff and faculty at Durham College and UOIT and is completely free!


The website URL where information about the cultural arts event(s) is available:
A brief description of wilderness or outdoors programs for students that follow Leave No Trace principles:
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The website URL where information about the wilderness or outdoors program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-related themes chosen for themed semesters, years, or first-year experiences:

2014/2015: we focused the school year on reducing single use plastics
2015/2016: we focused the school year on reducing paper and single use coffee cups


The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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A brief description of program(s) through which students can learn sustainable life skills:

Through the Blue Team students can learn sustainable life skills. Students learn from one another, and through events held for students.


The website URL where information about the sustainable life skills program(s) is available:
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A brief description of sustainability-focused student employment opportunities:

Asset and sustainability assistant. Students can apply through the work study program. The student(s) assist the asset and sustainability planner, lead the Blue Team, and help develop sustainable initiatives. Also other opportunities for research that may fall under sustainability.


The website URL where information about the student employment opportuntities is available:
A brief description of graduation pledges through which students pledge to consider social and environmental responsibility in future job and other decisions:
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The website URL where information about the graduation pledge program is available:
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A brief description of other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives:

The Blue Team finds or hosts sustainable programs and initiatives and shares this information with the university community. Examples include a local shore line clean up, tree planting and a campus market.


The website URL where information about other co-curricular sustainability programs and initiatives is available:

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