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

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.43 / 5.00 Chelsea Dalton
Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
1,052

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
50

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
4.75

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Building Science Practice

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
The building industry needs people who unders=tand how the many different components of a building envelope systems and its environment interact. This certificate will give you the knowledge you need to meet these growing industry demands. You'll increase your understanding of building envelop systems design and failure. The Certificate courses are aligned to the Learning Objectives of the Building Science Specialist® designation examinations conducted by the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada (BSSB). This certificate is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Climate Change Policy and Practice

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
Leading organizations around the world know they have to limit their GHG emissions if climate change is to be slowed. In this dynamic certificate program, you'll learn what is being done in Canada and other North American jurisdictions to encourage sustainability, and reduce and offset harmful GHG emissions. You'll see the lengths to which corporations both public and private must go to accurately verify, validate and report emissions. Buoyed by real-world examples, you'll explore and critically assess a range of possible voluntary business and community programs as well as policies instituted by regulators. You'll learn how to prepare the full range of compliance documents and absorb real-world lessons in sustainability reporting. You'll pick one company of your choosing and devise a GHG mitigation strategy. You'll emerge better prepared to give your organization a strategic and competitive edge as an ambassador of accurate GHG reporting and risk management.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Identify the physical, regulatory and financial impacts of climate change in North American jurisdictions.
What drives the price of carbon and how it can help finance emissions-offset projects.
How cap-and-trade schemes, taxes and command and control reduce emissions.
Describe the principles and practices of greenhouse gas emissions validation and verification.
Assess a range of industry and regulatory policies and develop a mitigation strategy for the company of your choosing.
BENEFITS
Understand the key drivers of climate change policies and regulations in North American jurisdictions, and assess what they are doing to reduce and offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Know how to prepare accurate GHG emissions reports, including full verification and validation.
Emerge ready to design and apply strategies to reduce and offset GHG emissions at your organization.

Sustainable Water Management (online)
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
Humans rely on water for our very existence. But it’s a resource with limits and we have to learn to live within them. In this certificate program, the only one of its kind in Canada, you’ll learn how human social and economic activities are intensifying pressure on water resources—and what can be done about it.

In three mandatory courses and one elective, you’ll explore the hydrological cycle and how factors such as population growth, urbanization, agricultural practices, economic development and climate change can lead to inadequate supply, poor quality, and damage from flooding.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, you’ll learn about current and emerging water issues at the global, regional and local scale. You’ll study best practices and constructive strategies to protect water sources and reduce demand, along with innovative approaches to water provision, treatment and stormwater management.

Whatever your interest in water—supply manager, policy-maker, sustainability advocate—you’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of how to make material changes to its use, distribution, treatment and management, through sustainability, equity and economic lenses.

Environmental Management (online)
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
If you have a passion for holistic environmental management, this four-course certificate program is for you. You'll get a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of environment management, including science-based decision-making, impact and risk assessments, and conflict resolution. You'll discuss current theory and best practices in a range of topic areas, such as climate change, water security, energy resources, and urban environments. You'll learn how Canada can best protect its fisheries, agricultural land, forests, wildlife, and parks. You’ll explore complex issues such as mining development and waste management, and health and economic impacts of environmental exploitation. You’ll examine the important role of Canada’s Indigenous peoples in environmental management. You'll apply the theory you learn as you develop a more strategic approach to management that makes colleagues and partners feel included and enthused.

Human Services Management and Leadership
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
This certificate program provides management and leadership education and training for social workers and allied human service professionals working in human service organizations. The program supplements the education and experience social workers (BSW/MSW) and allied human service professionals have working in human service organizations, and emphasizes specialized knowledge that relates specifically to the conditions of these workplaces and their context of service delivery and innovation.

Managing human service organizations requires a professional orientation towards supporting service user outcomes. This requires the development of management and leadership competencies associated with advanced knowledge on program evaluation and social impact, allocating resources, strategic planning, shaping organizational culture, interpersonal workplace interactions (among staff and with governance boards), and managing relationships with government funders, private sector donors, other nonprofits, and for-profit firms. Together, this training supports the intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skill development needed to manage the day to day operations of a human service organization and to support future organization planning and development.

LNon-Profit Leadership for Impact
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
Non-profits face increased demands for service, expectations to partner and pressure to improve efficiency and demonstrate outcomes. In this program you'll learn strategy development and implementation, keys to effective governance and how to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders. You'll learn to collaborate to create programs that have impact and value, and are governed using best practices. You'll learn the components of human and financial resource management aligned to organizational strategy, and how to evaluate services and programs to demonstrate outcomes. Whether you're an executive director of a small non-profit aspiring to a role in a larger organization, a director or senior manager in the sector or a manager interested in transitioning to the sector, you'll learn valuable insights into the fundamentals and strategic nuances of leading through change for impact.

3625 - More Great Trials that Changed the Course of Western Civilization: A Social History

Joan of Arc and the other ‘witches’, Louis Riel, Oscar Wilde, Brown v Board of Education, Mandela, and Carter v Canada: six more trials that changed society. These trials take us from burning women at the stake to hanging Provincial MPs, from sexual orientation to racial segregation, and finally to the very meaning of "life". From Europe to Canada, from England to South Africa, and back to Ottawa, see how these trials – and the people involved – forced societies to look at themselves through a legal lens in the context of a moment in history … and change. Did these trials advance society? In this interactive, discussion-based course, we’ll continue exploring that question.

2. 3455 - Advanced GIS for Environmental Management

Build on your knowledge of GIS-based spatial analysis and data modelling for environmental management in this advanced course. You’ll delve into techniques and functions that yield better analysis of spatial data. You’ll learn patterns and processes that underpin features in spatial databases. You’ll analyze indicators of environmental risk, create and analyze three-dimensional surfaces, visualize geospatial data clearly, and understand point patterns and spatial autocorrelation. You’ll emerge better prepared to implement GIS-based analysis and modelling, and manage projects that use them.
1. 2831 - Energy Management in Buildings

Residential and commercial buildings are among the biggest users of energy. This course teaches you how consumption (and budgets) can be cut through better energy management and conservation systems. You'll learn to conduct energy audits, the use of instrumentation and measurements in buildings, and the organization and implementation of energy management and control strategies in building systems. The course also covers existing legislation and available grants, as well as current energy control and management systems.

Climate Change Policy and Practice
ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE
Leading organizations around the world know they have to limit their GHG emissions if climate change is to be slowed. In this dynamic certificate program, you'll learn what is being done in Canada and other North American jurisdictions to encourage sustainability, and reduce and offset harmful GHG emissions. You'll see the lengths to which corporations both public and private must go to accurately verify, validate and report emissions. Buoyed by real-world examples, you'll explore and critically assess a range of possible voluntary business and community programs as well as policies instituted by regulators. You'll learn how to prepare the full range of compliance documents and absorb real-world lessons in sustainability reporting. You'll pick one company of your choosing and devise a GHG mitigation strategy. You'll emerge better prepared to give your organization a strategic and competitive edge as an ambassador of accurate GHG reporting and risk management.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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For this component EN-12 was taken into consideration the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to select the sustainability focus certificate courses with the purpose of giving a solid criteria in order to choose these sustainability focused courses properly. It is important to mention that all of the courses listed that includes their description are sustainability focus certificate courses.

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