Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Dave Cano
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Western University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
1,414

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
350

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
24.75

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
69

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
52

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
75.36

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):

A list was made by the Sustainability Coordinator by visiting the website for each department and determining if the research done by each researcher was related to Sustainability. This list was put together on excel, and a table was made with the complete list.

By using the UN's SDG guidelines, each department of the University that conducts research was thoroughly examined, and a complete list was put together based on the list of researchers each department provided. The list that is put together each year by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability had not been completed at the time of this application, which is why the list was assembled manually.


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