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
EN-1: Student Educators Program

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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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
10,113

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
10,113

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the student educators program:
The Blue Team

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
10,000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

The Blue Team are students dedicated to making Ontario Tech U more sustainable. The Blue Team invites all students to get involved with the programs and events they run.
The Blue Team works under the sustainability office, and has the support of OCIS, the sustainability committee, and the joint sustainability committee.

Example of an outreach activity:
The campus market was directed at all students at DC and UOIT. The campus market is an annual on campus farmers market that promotes sustainable, local eating.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

The Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability hires 1 to 2 asset and sustainability planning assistants through the workstudy program at Ontario Tech U. Part of this students responsibility is to be a student leader for the Blue Team, recruit more members, and develop Blue Team outreach activities.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

The student educator receives training from the Asset and Sustainability Planner at Ontario Tech U. Additional training is received as required.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

The Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability funds the Blue Team events. The OCIS team also provides support by helping to develop programs with the Blue Team.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Campus Community Gardens- UOIT Student Union Club

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
10,000

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

Promoting/providing accessibility, education and healthy living to the school community through the use of nature and gardening.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Students are selected based on their interest and experience.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

They attend training conducted by the UOIT Student Union and/or Student Life


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

As a club of the UOIT Student Union, this club is provided with financial support.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):
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A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
400

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