Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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University of Victoria
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Rita Fromholt
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

UVic has a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Victoria referred to as a "Protocol of Cooperation" covering matters of mutual interest. The agreement states, "Together, the Parties aim to build a sustainable City and community, through enhanced partnerships and multi-stakeholder dialogue. The Parties recognize that the common goal of achieving sustainability and, in part through community-based research and learning, will be reached most effectively through collaboration and mutual support."


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

(Same as above) UVic has a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Victoria referred to as a "Protocol of Cooperation" covering matters of mutual interest. The agreement states, "Together, the Parties aim to build a sustainable City and community, through enhanced partnerships and multi-stakeholder dialogue. The Parties recognize that the common goal of achieving sustainability and, in part through community-based research and learning, will be reached most effectively through collaboration and mutual support."

UVic has also signed a Memo of Engagement with the local regional government, the Capital Regional District (CRD), to collaborate on the creation of a Regional Mapping Collaboratory to co-create a series of community green maps.

The "Finnerty Garden Friends" is a group of alumni and community members who work on an ongoing basis with UVic to advise and plan the development of Finnerty Gardens,, one of Canada's best collections of rhododendrons, located on campus (http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/gardens.php). UVic is also a partner in the Bowker Creek Initiative, a community group dedicated to preserving and restoring the creek that runs under campus and into the surrounding community (http://www.bowkercreekinitiative.ca/index.htm).


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

N/A


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

N/A


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:

UVic's Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community-University Engagement leads the university's partnerships with local communities in terms of sustainable and social innovation, including taking the lead of the Protocol of Cooperation with the City of Victoria, and the Community Mapping Initiative that provides mapping support for local communities and community organizations. It also coodinates the Vancouver Island Research Alliance with a focus on food security issues. See: http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cue/index.php.

The Memorandum of Understanding UVic has with the City of Victoria referred to as a "Protocol of Cooperation" covering matters of mutual interest. The agreement states, "Together, the Parties aim to build a sustainable City and community, through enhanced partnerships and multi-stakeholder dialogue. The Parties recognize that the common goal of achieving sustainability and, in part through community-based research and learning, will be reached most effectively through collaboration and mutual support."

UVic has also signed a Memo of Engagement with the local regional government, the Capital Regional District (CRD), to collaborate on the creation of a Regional Mapping Collaboratory to co-create a series of community green maps.

The "Finnerty Garden Friends" is a group of alumni and community members who work on an ongoing basis with UVic to advise and plan the development of Finnerty Gardens,, one of Canada's best collections of rhododendrons, located on campus (http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/gardens.php). UVic is also a partner in the Bowker Creek Initiative, a community group dedicated to preserving and restoring the creek that runs under campus and into the surrounding community (http://www.bowkercreekinitiative.ca/index.htm).

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