Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
11.13 / 12.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
2,340

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
300

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
12.82

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
71

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
62

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
87.32

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

In collaboration with research facilitators, research databases throughout the university were searched based on list of key terms. All researchers identified during that broad search were contacted and informed of the parameters and intent of the research inventory and given the opportunity to opt out if they did not wish to be included.

The University of Saskatchewan has implemented UnivRS, an online suite of tools for faculty researchers and support staff to manage research documentation and funds. UnivRS includes a mandatory field in the project records entitled ‘Sustainability Project’ based on the U of S definition of sustainability research, as well as a searchable list of keywords. UnivRS enables the extraction of reports on a regular basis. This system will likely be replaced by Elsevier's SciVal very soon, allowing for better tracking of the institution's sustainability research.


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