Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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University of Winnipeg
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

The University of Winnipeg Act, passed by the Manitoba legislature, provides the composition of the Senate and the Board of Regents. Broad stakeholder engagement is present in both. http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/u070e.php

There are 36 Regents in total; 10 appointed (2 of whom are students) upon the recommendation of the Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy, as well as the Chancellor, the President, a senior academic administrator, 10 members appointed by the General Council of the United Church of Canada, (2 of whom are students), 3 members elected by the graduates of the University, 4 members elected by the Senate of the University, and 3 members elected or appointed by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA), the UWSA president, and 2 members elected by the support staff. Both the United Church and the Provincial appointees are chosen from the community at large.

The Provincial Government invites all Manitobans to consider submitting an application or nomination to serve on an Agency, Board or Commission. More details on becoming a Provincial appointee can be found here: http://www.gov.mb.ca/government/abc/index.html

The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (“UWCRC”) is a not-for-profit charitable corporation, created to support the University by developing a sustainable University community. Half of its 16 member Board is drawn from the University community, including the President, who serves as chair. The other half is drawn from the community, including neighbourhood organizations, developers and development professionals. UWCRC is a non-share capital, charitable corporation whose mandate is to support the University of Winnipeg by developing a sustainable University community. Its members are those persons appointed or elected from time to time as the Directors of the corporation. The University’s intention to create UWCRC as its development arm is reflected in a resolution of the University Board of Regents. UWCRC’s by law provides that the Directors shall be the President of The University of Winnipeg, seven persons appointed by the President (in consultation with the University’s Board Chair), and 8 other persons elected out of “community organizations, the business and professional community, and the community at large”. The 8 community representatives are elected each year at the annual general meeting. A Board nominating committee recommends a slate of candidates for consideration by the members and an election is held. The 7 Presidential appointments must include a representative from the Board of Regents, a representative from the University of Winnipeg Foundation Board, a senior administrator or faculty member, and a representative appointed by the University of Winnipeg Students' Association. The University of Winnipeg Development Plan (2007) outlines clear development principles and priorities, and was developed with extensive external and internal stakeholder engagement: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/faculty/admin/pdfs/uofw-dev-plan-2007.pdf

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents approved the creation of an Indigenous Advisory Circle to ensure the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives in the governance of the University. The Indigenous Advisory Circle meetings are held three times annually and the Circle advises the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Associate Vice-President Indigenous, Government and Community Affairs, Senior Administrators, and the University community. The Advisory Circle’s membership represents urban, rural and northern Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as other international Indigenous communities. Members have expertise and experience in a range of areas, but particularly in education and development.

The University's Community Learning Policy provides an institutional framework for the management and support of community learning activities, with a view to increase access to and participation in post-secondary education for those who are traditionally underrepresented in the University population, with a focus on Indigenous people and new Canadians. Community Learning refers to the active integration of the University into the social, cultural, and educational life of the community.

There are multiple student groups housed within the University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) who represent diverse student populations and interests. Their interests are regularly represented to the University through the UWSA.

List of identified community stakeholders:

In 2012, the University launched a strategic review process and invited written submissions from the internal and external community. Below is a list of individuals and groups internal and external to the University who provided written submissions. This is a representative, but not exhaustive, example of the stakeholders engaged in University processes.

Faculty & Staff Submissions

• Andrew Park
• Faculty of Arts
• Department of Geography
• Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
• Accessibility
• Office of the VP Academic
• Financial Services
• Faculty of Education
• Aboriginal Student Services
• Modern Languages and Literatures
• Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies
• Department of Politics
• Michael Emslie
• Faculty of Science
• Karen Keppler
• Jill Small
• Jane Barter Moulaison
• Department of Religion and Culture
• Joffrey Abainza
• Media Services
• Department of English
• Faculty o Graduate Studies
• Student Central
• University of Winnipeg Foundation
• Awards & Financial Aid
• Institute of Urban Studies
• Masters’ in Marriage and Family Theraphy
• University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
• International Students
• Department of Philosophy
• Department of Physics
• University of Winnipeg Students’ Association ‘Student Living’
• Campus Security
• Library
• Campus Sustainability
• Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
• Doug Edge
• Technology Solutions Centre
• Prior Learning and Recognition
• Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education
• University of Winnipeg Collegiate
• Enterprise Risk Management
• Jim Clark
• Student Submission on Sustainability
• Experiential Learning Initiatives Network
• Indigenous Education
• Community Learning
• History Students’ Association
• Sociology Student Society

External Submissions

• Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council
• John M King
• India Association of Manitoba
• West Central Network
• Ma Mawi

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

A Presidential Search Committee was established in 2012 to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board Officers, whose role and responsibility was to select and recommend the next President and Vice-Chancellor to the Board of Regents. The committee included representations from collective bargaining units, students, faculty, staff, and the Indigenous Advisory Circle. http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/presidential-selection-committee. The search process also included a number of university community consultations with various stakeholder groups.

In developing the Unviersity's new RecPlex, extensive consultations were held with external stakeholders to develop a framework for community access to the new facility. A unique coalition of 18 youth-serving agencies – the Youth Agencies Alliance – offered input and advice as the new RecPlex took shape. http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/recplex-history

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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