Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
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Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.32 / 12.00 Dr. Catherine Mateer
Assoicate Vice President Academic Planning
Vice President Academic & Provost
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
97

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
903

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
27

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
43

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Researchers at UVic are working on the many different facets of sustainability. This inventory identifies researchers working in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and health related fields. A large number of sustainability researchers are found in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and this is partly as a result of the success of the interdisciplinary Integrated Energy Systems research centre (http://www.iesvic.uvic.ca/index.php) that serves to engage engineers with other researchers. A large portion of the portion of researchers identified are appointed to the School of Environmental Studies, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, the Department of Geography, and the Faculty of Law. These are sustainability research hot spots, but sustainability research is wide spread across the institution. Over 60% of the departments have at least one sustainability researcher identified.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

--The five-year SEAfood (ending in Dec 2014) project is a project that aims to understand how aquaculture might be performed sustainably with Dr. Steven Cross as its main proponent. The project is still in its pre-commercial stages, and is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and industry.
Cross’s research team, which includes graduate students, is working with local First Nations communities, industry and research partners from academic and federal institutions across Canada. The pilot farm in Kyuquot Sound is the first licensed facility of its kind in Canada and with initial success future plans include a cluster of four SEAfood facilities in the Kyuquot area, producing sablefish and indigenous chinook salmon.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

Researchers at UVic are working on the many different facets of sustainability. This inventory identifies researchers in working in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and health related fields. A large number of sustainability researchers are found in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and this is partly as a result of the success of the interdisciplinary Integrated Energy Systems research centre that serves to engage engineers with other researchers. School of Environmental Studies also portion a large number of researchers identified, as does the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, as well as Department of Geography and the Faculty of Law. These are sustainability research hot spots, but sustainability research is wide spread across the institution. Over 60% of the departments have at least one sustainability researcher identified.

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