Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.26
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at students and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held a sustainability-related outreach campaign during the previous three years that was directed at employees and yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Name of the campaign:
Campus Sustainability Week

A brief description of the campaign:
Over the course of a week in October, the Office of Sustainability hosts numerous events and initiatives that aim to highlight sustainability at the U of S and empower student and employee groups to host their own events or initiatives. Highlights of Campus Sustainability Week include: - ART*Cycled, an exhibition of senior sculpture student art made with reclaimed materials taken from the university's surplus assets warehouse; - A Sustainability Expo to showcase student groups; - Documentary film nights hosted by the various sustainability-focused student groups; - Lecture nights featuring prominent local environmental sustainability professionals or advocates; - A winter cycling and bike maintenance workshop hosted by the Office and local cycling groups; - A special edition of our monthly Campus Farmer's Market and Sustainability Swap; - Student workshops aimed at teaching sustainable life skills such as zero waste practices; and - Many other activities varying from year to year.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign:
The week is an anticipated annual occurrence and receives positive feedback from students, staff, and faculty alike each year. The Office of Sustainability measures event attendance and feedback and tracks facilitators.

Name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
SDG Week: Open for the SDGs

A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
From March 6 - 10, 2023, the University of Saskatchewan celebrated the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and Open Education with a series of panels, workshops, professional development sessions, and other opportunities. SDG Week is an amalgamation of two nationally coordinated weeks: SDG Week Canada and Open Education Week. Events Included: Panel Discussions -Introducing the USask Sustainability Faculty Fellows -Innovation in Teaching the SDGs -A Special SDG Week Canada Roundtable with Minister Gould -Using Open Educational Practices to Help Address University and Community Priorities -International Women's Day - STEMM and the SDGs -Increasing Sustainability with Students as Co-Creators and Collaborators for Open Educational Resources Information Sessions/Guest Lectures -What are Open Educational Practices, and How Do I Get Started? -Introduction to Using Pressbooks -Global Café Speaker Series - How UNICEF Can Help Get the SDGs Back on Track with UNICEF Canada CEO David Morley -Introducing the New Open Educational Resources Community in HARVEST -Biodiversity and Meewasin's Work in Relation to the SDGs Workshops -SDG Multiplier Training -Learning for Sustainability through Experiential Learning -Zero-Waste Workshop General Events -Sustainable Clothing Swap

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
SDG Week events were attended by over 200 students, staff, and faculty across a wide variety of disciplines. SDG Multiplier training was registered to a full capacity of 25, showing promise for continuing to deliver the peer-to-peer learning program across the rest of campus.

A brief description of other sustainability-related outreach campaigns:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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