Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

University Global Coalition


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP)


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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

The University of Waterloo co – hosted, along with York University, a presentation at the OCUSP 2021 annual general meeting on strategies and best practices for integrating the UN SDGs within campus strategic planning


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
No

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):
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Has the institution had employees or students 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):

The University of Waterloo’s Director of Sustainability served for two years (2016/17-2017/18) as the Director of Communications for the Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals, and has co-led the working group on SDG 13 within the University Global Coalition Decade of Action Initiative, alongside University at Buffalo and University Carlos III Madrid (2021). The Dean of Environment also serves as the Chair of SDSN Canada. The Sustainability Director also serves as the Chair of the City of Waterloo’s Sustainability Advisory Committee for 2017-2021. In addition, Waterloo has multiple faculty members who serve on the boards of directors for Sustainable Waterloo Region and Reep Green Solutions, two local environmental non-profits who focus on business and residential sustainability, respectively.


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 employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:

We are partnering to exchange peer review with Wilfrid Laurier University, but will not do so until future years.


A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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