Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

UVic's Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement played a lead role in establishing and oversees the ongoing support of the Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance, made up of all five post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island. Most of the work to date has focused on food security through the Local Food Project. See: http://mapping.uvic.ca/vicra/.


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

UVic is a member of the provincial Higher Education Carbon Neutral Committee which is made up of representatives from all of the post-secondary institutions in the province. The committee members share information on initiatives related to carbon reduction on campuses.

UVic is also a member of AASHE and has sent representatives to three annual conferences.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

UVic has collaborated directly with Camosun College (the closest other campus) on regional transit issues as many of the bus routes service both campuses from downtown Victoria. Both the administration and student representatives have collaboratively lobbied the regional transit authority for improved services.

UVic's Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability sends out a weekly newsletter of sustainability-related news and events that is subscribed to by the other local post-secondary institutions.

Many other informal forms of collaboration regularly occur that are issue dependent. For example, UVic recently provided solicited input and advice to Camosun College on the development of its new sustainabilty plan. Another example is the sharing of research on electric vehicle charging station technology options between UVic and Royal Roads University.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

UVic's Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community-University Engagement played a lead role in establishing and oversees the ongoing support of the Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance, made up of all five post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island. Most of the work to date has focused on food security through the Local Food Project. See: http://mapping.uvic.ca/vicra/.

UVic is a member of the provincial Higher Education Carbon Neutral Committee which is made up of representatives from all of the post-secondary institutions in the province. The committee members share information on initiatives related to carbon reduction on campuses. UVic is also a member of AASHE and has sent representatives to three annual conferences.

UVic has collaborated directly with Camosun College (the closest other campus) on regional transit issues as many of the bus routes service both campuses from downtown Victoria. Both the administration and student representatives have collaboratively lobbied the regional transit authority for improved services.

UVic's Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability sends out a weekly newsletter of sustainability-related news and events that is subscribed to by the other local post-secondary institutions.
Many other informal forms of collaboration regularly occur that are issue dependent. For example, UVic recently provided solicited input and advice to Camosun College on the development of its new sustainabilty plan. Another example is the sharing of research on electric vehicle charging station technology options between UVic and Royal Roads University.

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