Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Air & Climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Air & Climate:

The University of Saskatchewan Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. Students, faculty and staff work collaboratively on applied projects that address campus sustainability issues and challenges. A number of our projects have been focused on air and climate issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Buildings:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on building issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Energy?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Energy:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on energy issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Food & Dining?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Food & Dining:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on issues related to food procurement and services, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Grounds:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on grounds issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Purchasing?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Purchasing:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on issues related to sustainable purchasing practices and policies, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Transportation:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on transportation issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Waste:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on waste diversion and minimization issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Water?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Water:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on water quality and conservation issues, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Coordination & Planning:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on issues related to sustainable urban planning practices and policies, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Diversity & Affordability:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on issues related to improving diversity across campus and addressing the affordability of campus programs to students and disadvantaged members of the public, some of which have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Investment & Finance?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Investment & Finance:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on university investment.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Public Engagement:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on engaging the campus community in sustainability, some of which have provided the groundwork for sustainability engagement campaigns and initiatives on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. A number of our projects have been focused on improving the wellbeing and work environments of university students and staff, some of which have provided the groundwork for sustainability engagement campaigns and initiatives on campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to other areas (e.g. arts & culture or technology)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to other areas:

The Sustainability Living Lab uses the campus and the community as a laboratory for teaching and research to explore all aspects of sustainability to develop actionable solutions to make the campus more sustainable. Students, faculty and staff work collaboratively on applied projects that address campus sustainability issues and challenges. A number of our projects have been focused on students analysing our STARS data and developing proposals for initiatives to improve our rating. Some of these have provided the groundwork for concrete sustainability improvement and projects on campus.


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