Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
EN-9: Staff Professional Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of employee participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training that is either provided or supported by the institution (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more):

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to staff:
At UVic, staff also experience dynamic learning. UVic offers a variety of learning opportunities at no fee for all regular full-time and part-time employees. These programs are recognized by Human Resources as professional development and/or as training in staff’s employee performance reviews/plan. UVic provides sustainability training that concentrates on pro-environmental behaviours to staff through several means. For example, UVic offers all its employees Equity and Human Rights training relative to cultural beliefs; Occupational Health, Safety and Environment training to staff in areas of research safety, occupational health and environmental protection; Health and Wellbeing training to promote a healthy campus community that empowers employees to support each other and participate in maintaining their own health and wellbeing; sustainability related or focussed courses offered through Continuing Studies; and a selection of many sustainability-themed online courses and videos through UVic’s membership with Lynda.com. In addition, the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability will also offer sustainability tours, and provide departmental, unit or individual sustainability training by request (free of charge). Links: Human Resources Learning Opportunities: http://www.uvic.ca/hr/services/home/learning/index.php Lynda.com http://www.uvic.ca/hr/services/home/learning/online-learning/index.php. Example topics include: sustainability and your project, sustainability strategies, sustainability and your budget, sustainability outreach.
+ Date Revised: Aug. 24, 2017

A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution(e.g. through payment, reimbursement, or subsidy):
The Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability (and Energy Manager from UVic Facilities Management) are a part of BC Hydro's Energy Wise Network which consists of sustainability professionals and energy managers from a broad range of fields. Being a part of this Network provides training opportunities through summits, webinars, and access to resources to help design and implement new energy conservation campaigns.

Estimated percentage of regular staff (full-time and part-time) for which sustainability is included in performance reviews (0, 1-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75% or more) :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Staff Sustainability Network: http://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/involved/uss-network/index.php Green Labs: http://www.uvic.ca/ohse/environment/index.php Sustainability Action Teams: http://www.uvic.ca/sustainability/involved/action-teams/index.php

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