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

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
E-waste for Engineers

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

As a laptop-based University, UOIT has a potentially higher rate of e-waste than other institutions. In 2014 the Sustanability Office joined together with the UOIT Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Chapter to develop a program where e-waste returns were used to fund the EWB Junior Fellowship program.

There are any number of programs designed to help you develop “leadership skills”. The Junior Fellowship by EWB Canada isn’t one of them.

The Junior Fellowship Program is designed to go beyond the development of leadership skills – it’s designed to help young people become leaders. The Fellowship begins in Canada with six months of preparation in an advanced and immersive learning environment, followed by four months of individually leading change in Africa with one of EWB’s African Ventures. Upon return, Fellows continue their work with eight months of leadership in Canada, bringing their experiences and learning back home, and tapping into EWB’s national network of young social innovators.

Junior Fellows are chosen based on a proven commitment to excellence, to building a more equal and sustainable world, and to taking on a leadership role in their EWB chapter and in Canada upon their return. They are humble and mature problem-solvers, excited to promote learning about development, and have an existing understanding of development practices.

The 18-month Program is the opportunity for these change agents to gain the knowledge, perspective, and understanding they need to better define their worlds, and how they want to change them.
- See more at: http://juniorfellow.ewb.ca/#sthash.7R1FdGs6.dpuf


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The goal is to reach $8,000 in return revenue each year to send a Junior Fellow to Africa.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
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Waste Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Student experience

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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