Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Chelsea Dalton
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Chelsea Dalton
Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
ICUBE

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

ICUBE is a hub for idea exploration, early-stage business development, and co-working. ICUBE provides expert support, resources, and access to opportunities for entrepreneurial students and community members across all industries.

ICUBE partners with various businesses and provides them with co-working space, grants, and resources. Many of these businesses are sustainability-focused, including Accelerate Her Future (Black, Indigenous & women of colour pursing careers in tech and business); Alt Tex (Sustainable fashion and textiles); Hope Pet Foods (sustainable pet food); and Sitti (fair wage employment for refugees).

https://icubeutm.ca/teams/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Let's Talk Sustainability

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Let’s Talk Sustainability is an annual event influenced by the Let's Talk Science Outreach program. Since 2018, UTM's Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) program has been organizing an annual event - Let’s Talk Sustainability to educate the younger generation (students from Junior schools) about the importance of sustainability in a thought-provoking way.

The event provides opportunities for MScSM students to educate the younger generation. Participating students learn from keynote speakers, breakout sessions focused on sustainability challenges and case competitions, and demonstration booths focused on sustainability issues become climate agents. The uniqueness of the event is to provide an opportunity for students from different public schools to interact and ignite the spark of sustainability, which they may carry forward with them into their future studies and lives.

https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/mscsm/mscsm-news-events/special-events/mscsm-lets-talk-sustainability


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

Below for information on some of the activities and programs that are supported by the University:
Let's Talk Science/ Science Outreach
United Way of the Region of Peel
Community on Campus
Campus tours
MBot - Mississauga Board of Trade


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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