Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
EN-8: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution make available training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :

UVic provides sustainability training that concentrates on pro-environmental behaviours to staff through several means. UVic Human Resources provides courses in understanding diversity relative to cultural beliefs, and in cooperation with the Bike to Work Week Society UVic offers free cycling safety seminars to all staff members. The UVic Sustainability Action Team "Green Office (GO!)" program also provides sustainability training and support to all staff working in offices across campus on an ongoing basis. Past programs have involved specific offices and buildings participating in structured competitions between or amongst themselves organized by the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability and the enlistment of employee educators, but those programs were built upon a sustainability training seminar that helps staff understand how to be more sustainable at work. This training seminar is made available to office or staff group with support materials including a UVic Green Guide, posters, stickers, energy meters, and access to other online resources.

Similar trainings designed specifically for staff who work in laboratories across has been designed along with training for residence students.

The percentage of staff that participated in training and/or other professional development opportunities in sustainability during the previous year:

The website URL where information about staff training opportunities in sustainability is available:

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