Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Research- financial funding and support from the university.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Ontario Tech U 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.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Ontario Tech U library provides a separate section highlighting multidisciplinary research.
https://guides.library.uoit.ca/multidisciplinary


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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