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

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) is the uOttawa student union responsible for representing student interests on campus; all part-time and full-time students pay a membership fee by default as part of their tuition fees (unless opted out).

All information regarding elections and participation in governance decisions are outlined within the SFUO Constitution (http://sfuo.ca/wp-content/uploads/SFUOConstitution2016-2017.pdf).

Three student representatives are then elected by undergraduate and graduate students to the University of Ottawa's Board of Governors (https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/board-of-governors/members)


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Two support staff are elected by fellows to the Board of Governors (https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/board-of-governors/members) in order to participate in governance decisions at the University of Ottawa.

The SSUO is the bargaining unit affiliated with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) that represents University of Ottawa Support Staff (https://hrdocrh.uottawa.ca/info/en-ca/ssuo/policies.html).


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Two teaching staff are elected by fellows to the Board of Governors (https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/board-of-governors/members) in order to participate in governance decisions at the University of Ottawa.

There are currenty 23 professors representing the different faculties at the University of Ottawa on the faculty senate board to participate in governance decisions (http://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/senate/members).


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

Three members are appointed by the Government of Ontario to the Board of Governors to represent local government interests in addition to eight individuals are appointed by Saint Paul University.

Four external members of the Board of Governance represent private and community interests (https://www.uottawa.ca/administration-and-governance/board-of-governors/members).

Community interests are also represented by the formally recognized Sustainable Development Committee which makes recommendations to the Board of Administration. There are generally three community representatives on this board


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