Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Jane's Walk Ottawa: Campus Sustainability Tour
CaGBC Ottawa Chapter meeting: FSS Building Tour
OCUSP annual conference: Waste Diversion at uOttawa


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

The Council of Ontario Universities releases an annual report titled: "Ontario's Going Greener" which identifies successful sustainability initiatives/case studies across Ontario. The University of Ottawa submitted a study on its Furniture Reuse Program which was officially recognized as an innovative practice.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Board of Directors: Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals
Board of Directors: CaGBC Ottawa Regional Chapter


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

The University of Ottawa has mentored several universities and student unions about how to start up and maintain a Free Store (retail location dedicated to selling or redistributing items recovered from residence move-outs and donations) on their campus.

Our recycling and waste management has worked with several institutions, (including the University of Victoria in British Columbia, the University of Tennessee, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong) to help coach them through the creation of a similar program, how to management their volunteers, and how we keep interest going in the program. Although every institution is different, these relationships can sometimes last months at a time.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Members of OCUSP (Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals) share information about the tactics and processes used on their campus used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This information is synthesized and published in a report for the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Additional information can be found in the annual COU Ontario Universities Going Greener Report
http://cou.on.ca/reports/going-greener-2017/

Correspondence with other Universities regarding the creation of Free Stores done by Brigitte Morin (bmorin@uOttawa.ca)

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