Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
The Living Lab Project

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Living Lab Project is a collaborative initiative involving partnerships between the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC First Nations, UVic faculty and staff, local schools, NGO’s and government. The goal of the project is to connect eco-cultural restoration, science education and indigenous knowledge when combating various environmental issues. The project team organizes experiential learning, community, schools and capacity building programs designed to provide knowledge, skills, tools and curriculum for environmental education, water quality monitoring and eco-cultural restoration. UVic is involved in various aspects of the project, but largely in providing lab space and equipment for research to be conducted, as well as teaching students some of the background science necessary to conduct testing for water quality monitoring.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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