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
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:
Yes

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:
Yes

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):
1-24%

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:

The Office provides a variety of other workshops to interested staff groups, including:

• Climate Change: Realities and Readiness,
• Community-Based Social Marketing: Strategic Behaviour Change Strategies,
• Design Thinking for Sustainability,
• Basic Bike Maintenance and Repairs,
• Winter Cycling Made Easy, and
• Others upon request.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):

The Office of Sustainability offers "Energy Awareness Training" facilitated through the Saskatchewan Environmental Society free of charge to any interested campus units. It is available at any time of the year. The training is a half-day session that focuses on:

• Current energy initiatives on campus,
• Simple methods to reduce energy consumption,
• On-site demonstrations, and
• Links to on-campus resource.

The Office of Sustainability also provides grants and reimbursements to staff and students who apply for registration assistance for sustainability-related conferences, symposia, and training. An example is the annual LEED Green Associate training workshop hosted on campus through LeadingGreen and offered at a discount to interested students and staff members.


Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :
1-24%

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