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

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
282

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
76

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
26.95

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
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Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

UVic offers three sustainability-focused certificate programs through the Continuing Studies department:

•Ecological Restoration: This program offers specialized training in high-level ecosystem functioning and is designed for practitioners working in restoration and related environmental fields that see problems with current practices and want to investigate alternative and innovative solutions. Students develop critical thinking skills and deal with uncertainty that is present with problems in ecological restoration.

•Restoration of Natural Systems – Diploma: This dynamic, interdisciplinary credit diploma program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to those interested in the rapidly emerging field of ecological restoration. Students learn about the most current restoration practices from experienced and knowledgeable instructors, surrounded by peers who share their passion for the natural world.

•Restoration of Natural Systems – Certificate: This dynamic, interdisciplinary non-credit certificate program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to those interested in the field of ecological restoration. Students learn current restoration practices from experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Similar to the RNS Diploma, this certificate program emphasises a holistic approach, providing training that combines the research and theory of the biophysical sciences with skills for effective collaboration with communities in restoration work.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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2019 Continuing Studies course calendar January - August: http://online.pubhtml5.com/ggaa/fxwb/

2019 Continuing Studies course calendar September – December: http://online.pubhtml5.com/ggaa/ivwy/

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