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

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mary Stuart
Campus Sustainability Intern
Facilities
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
OPIRG-GRIPO Ontario Public Interest Research Group

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:
OPIRG-Ottawa works toward social, environmental and economic justice. They support groups and research projects at the University of Ottawa and surrounding community which contribute to accessibility, dignity and sustainability.

https://opirg-gripo.ca/

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
CaGBC - Ottawa Regional Chapter

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
The Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Chapter is the region’s leading authority on green building best practices. Representing 50 firms and over 300 green building professionals our members are involved in virtually every green building construction and renovation project in the region. The University of Ottawa's Office of campus sustainability has partnered with the Regional Chapter to help with the committee organize meetings, execute events, and advocate for greener buildings in the City.

http://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/Chapters/OttawaRegion/About_Us/CAGBC/Chapters/Ottawa/About.aspx?hkey=993fc117-29c7-4608-b789-4dc4376d5534

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
St. Joes (community charitable organization)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
The University of Ottawa has an ongoing relationship with St. Joe's whereby the University of Ottawa donates food and household items to the group. This allows the University to prevent items from being landfilled; lowering our costs of operations and reducing the creation of additional greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, it also helps vulnerable individuals in the community.

A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
The University of Ottawa has created an Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences Ventures Program through which students undertake projects that respond to challenges faced by community partners. Community partners are often local organizations such as Shepherd's for Good Hope,

The Telfer School of Management's Centre for Business Analytics and Performance (CBAP), in collaboration with Vectors Group, have created the NML to provide non-profit organizations the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, and/or engage in research to investigate and develop best practices in performance management. Non profit-organization partners include Shepherds of Good Hope, CanFund, Heartwood House, REACH Canada

Safe Wings Ottawa, a program of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club to reduce bird mortality from collisions with glass through research, prevention and rescue, has been documenting bird collisions at the University of Ottawa since 2014. Throughout the winter, spring and into the summer, student volunteers at the University worked on a project to research and implement bird friendly windows on campus. The finished product in June 2021 is a mural painted on the glass of a walkway between two buildings on campus that was a high-collision area for birds.

Tri Outaouais: The organisation currently collects our textile waste and other items that we are not able to donate to charities and non-profits. They then sort out usable items to donate and the unusable items that get recycled through large scale programs.

Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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