Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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University of Waterloo
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.88 / 12.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1260

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
351

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
27.86

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
59

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
36

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
61.02

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The inventory includes Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and Professors. It does not include adjunct faculty or faculty emeriti, graduate student or post-doctoral research, or staff-led research. Research related to sustainability was identified through publicly available research profiles hosted on department websites. Staff from the Sustainability Office and Office of Research searched through research interests and expertise to identify connections to sustainability based on keywords and topics, and/or connections to research on specific sustainability themes, such as water, energy, climate change, transportation, food system sustainability, biodiversity and conservation, air quality, land use, waste, and sustainable buildings. In addition, the Office of Research looked through lists of affiliated faculty members of major university research institutes related to sustainability, including the Water Institute, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, as the faculty descriptions there often included more specific reference to applications of particular research towards sustainability challenges. The Office of Research also searched through recent publication data to ensure that research outputs corresponded to stated research interests and expertise.


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