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-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.86 / 5.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
84

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
8

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
9.52

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
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A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Weed Control in Organic Agriculture
Ecology Camp Junior Leaders
Eco-Educational Travel
In-School Environmental Workshops for Teachers and Students
Master Gardener Certificate
Prairie Horticulture Certificate
Ecology Camp for Kids
K-8 School Programs


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

The Prairie Horticulture Certificate (PHC) supports and facilitates local food production and business associated with local food production. PHC is a part-time program that offers a flexible schedule to accommodate work-life balance and is offered over three terms per year. There are three streams of study:

• Fruit and Vegetable Production
• Greenhouse Crop Production
• Landscaping and Arboriculture
• Nursery Crop Production

http://phc.usask.ca/

The Master Gardener Certificate Program supports and facilitates local horticulture, development of green spaces and food production. It offers a wide variety of gardening and horticultural courses for all levels of ability and knowledge. The program is open to everyone age 16 or over. Anyone can take any of the classes at any time, either for personal interest or for certification, which involves certification examinations.

Master Gardener core courses include:
• Garden Fundamentals (workshop or distance format).
• Botanical Latin (workshop or distance format).
• Identifying Insects in Your Yard & Garden (workshop)
• Safe Use of Pesticides and Alternatives (workshop)
• Common Plant Diseases (workshop)
• Tree & Shrub I.D. (workshop)

In addition, over 30 special interest courses, tours or events are regularly offered..

http://continuing.usask.ca/personal-interest/master-gardener.php#Requirements


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