Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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University of Ontario Institute of Technology
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.11 / 8.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
2,122

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
826

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
38.93

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

The new Minor in Sustainability Studies (opened in 2018) outlines six sustainability learning outcomes
https://shared.uoit.ca/shared/department/opp/Governance/Academic-Council/20180320/9-1-1b-actn-2a-fssh-new-minor.pdf

New Bachelor of Technology in Sustainable Energy Systems also has sustainable learning outcomes: https://shared.uoit.ca/shared/department/opp/Governance/Academic-Council/20180417/8-1-1a-fesns-btech.pdf


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

Bachelor of Engineering Degree: Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Software Engineering programs requires students to complete SSCI 1470U – Impact of Science and Technology on Society (sustainability focused course) http://calendar.uoit.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=22&poid=4250&returnto=891

Bachelor of Science: Biological Science Program: https://science.ontariotechu.ca/biological-science/index.php
Students can complete their studies through the Biological Science program, or they can choose one of several specializations: Environmental Biology, Environmental Toxicology, Life Science and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Our undergraduate courses give students many opportunities to experience biology first hand through lab and field activities using cutting-edge technology. It focuses on understanding life on earth: what life is, how it originated, how it changes over time, and how it influences and is influenced by the surrounding environment
- General program requires completion of BIOL 4080U Bioethics Course and Specialization programs requires completion of ENVS 1000U – Environmental Science (both sustainability focused courses)

Bachelor of Health Sciences and Applied Health Sciences: Requires completion of HLSC 1810U Social Determinants of Health (sustainability focused course)

Policies in Sustainability (POSC 3303U) and Building Sustainable Communities (POSC 3300U) are required for the Minor In Sustainability Studies

ENSY 3600U – Sustainable Energy Thesis Project I, ENSY 4610U – Community and Urban Design, ENSY 4600U – Sustainable Energy Thesis Project II required for Sustainable Energy Systems program (BTech)

There are a variety of sustainability focuses courses in Political Sciences and Social Sciences programs that are offered as electives, however not mandatory at this time.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Total Graduates receiving degree/diploma in 2017: 2,122 (from Ontario Tech Facts and Figures 2017-2018)

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