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

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
University of Saskatchewan Chief Sustainability Officer

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In Fall 2022, Janelle Hutchinson was hired as the University of Saskatchewan's first Chief Sustainability Officer. This position, the first of its kind at USask, reports directly to the President and takes the Office of Sustainability out of the limiting facilities space and brings a whole-of-university focus to its actions.

As the University of Saskatchewan's first Chief Sustainability Officer, Janelle leads the implementation of our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2030: Critical Path to Sustainability and assists leaders across the organization with moving the work of the sustainability strategy forward. Janelle works with individuals within key portfolios with specific responsibilities for academic/curriculum, research/discovery, institutional operations and external engagement to implement the strategy. Additionally, Janelle is responsible for institutional-level sustainability work such as reporting on the success of the strategy and other sustainability-related initiatives, coordinating governance and advisory tables, creating and managing policy and procedures, leading communications strategies, and representing the university to external stakeholders.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

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

Web link points to the first USask news article highlighting Chief Sustainability Officer Janelle Hutchinson and the leadership team she has assembled to work on the USask 2021-2030 Sustainability Strategy.

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