Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.21 / 14.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 3,012 1,101
Number of sustainability-focused courses offered 61 55
Number of sustainability-inclusive courses offered 380 131

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Total number of academic departments that offer courses:

Number of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

A brief description of the methodology used to complete the course inventory :
All the courses offered that are related to sustainability are listed on the University’s sustainability website. The list is updated annually and offers the possibility for professors to submit their courses for review.

Sustainability related courses are identified by staff of the Office of Campus Sustainability who conduct an annual audit of the course descriptions and select those that fit the following criteria.

Any course that focuses on basic knowledge with regards to more than one of the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic, environmental) and examines the context in which these topics intersect.

The following is a list of all the sustainability themed and sustainability related courses offered at the University of Ottawa. This list was compiled using a group of three students and two staff who used a list of keywords to search through all the courses offered on campus. Each person worked individually and the results were all brought together and compared. Courses that were not identified by the majority of the group or were not agreed upon by consensus were removed from the list.

How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted:
Each section of a course was considered as one course regardless of the number of offerings with the exception of those offered in a second language because the course content greatly differs in these cases.

Website URL where information about the sustainability course offerings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
All the University of Ottawa's courses are listed on the https://www.uottawa.ca/en/faculties

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