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

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
IN-39: Sustainability Office Diversity Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the sustainability office have initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups?:
No

A brief description of the initiatives specifically designed to recruit sustainability employees from underrepresented groups:
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Does the sustainability office ensure that sustainability employees complete DEI training?:
Yes

A brief description of the DEI trainings for sustainability employees:
Diversity Workshops for Staff -- A Self-Reflection on Diversity Over 1400 people have participated in this workshop. It is intended to increase self-awareness of personal thought patterns and behaviors; discover how assumptions, unconscious bias and stereotypes show up in our workplace; begin to think about our vision of diversity and inclusion at the U of S. Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Sessions – This four part model helps leaders explore their ability to drive an inclusive culture that enjoys the benefits of increased engagement, collaboration, and creativity. Approx. 170 leaders have participated. Indigenous Voices Program The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness supports a variety of faculty and curriculum development initiatives related to decolonizing and Indigenizing education. The Indigenous Voices program aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary issues, and decolonization. The program includes Ceremony, extended learning opportunities through wāskamisiwin seminars (Plains Cree for "the act of becoming more aware"), a public talk, a conference and support to decolonize and Indigenize curricula.

Does the sustainability office regularly collaborate on events, projects, or initiatives with the institution’s DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of events, projects, or initiatives during the previous year developed in collaboration with the DEI office/program and/or organizations that support underrepresented groups on campus:
Many of the ratified student groups on campus are ethnic student associations (e.g. Filipino Students Association, Bangladeshi Students Association, etc.) who receive funding from the Office of Sustainability to carry out sustainable events to promote their own cultural workshops across campus. The Office of Sustainability also works with the university's DEI office to promote and encourage DEI workshops and learning opportunities across campus.

Does the sustainability office or committee include at least one individual with formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities?:
No

Documentation of the formal DEI and/or environmental or social justice responsibilities:
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Website URL where information about the initiatives to advance DEI within the sustainability program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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