Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

UVic sustainability memberships include:

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (AASHE)
http://www.aashe.org/

CANADA GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (CAGBC)
http://www.cagbc.org/


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE SOLUTIONS (PICS)
http://www.sustain.ubc.ca/pics
PICS is hosted and led by the University of Victoria in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Northern British Columbia.
Higher Education Carbon Neutral Committee
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 four annual conferences.


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

UVic’s Campus Plan received a 2016 Award for Planning Excellence from the Planning Institute of BC for the work undertaken in 2015 leading to the update and approval of the new Campus Plan in January 2016.

UVic’s Campus Planning and Sustainability Office, along with consultants DIALOG and Hapa Collaborative, shared the Silver award in the category of Excellence in Policy Planning. James Moore, Chair of the PIBC Awards Committee, indicated that, “ that the project upheld the high standard of planning practice taking place on university campuses throughout British Columbia.”

Read more about the Awards, which honour the best in professional planning work in BC and the Yukon at www.pibc.bc.ca.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

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Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
No

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:
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Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

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.
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 the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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 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 information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.