Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The University considers policy advocacy on a case-by-case basis, employing a variety of approaches as appropriate. UWinnipeg communicates relevant research to policy makers and connects researchers and policy makers, writes letters to relevant ministers as appropriate, participates in policy development dialogues and consultations, participates in multi-stakeholder groups working to address particular issues of relevance, participates in pilot projects to test and provide feedback on policy options, and publishes an experts guide for the media and others to access members of faculty with expertise in a given area.

A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:

Recent examples of policy engagement include a letter in support of a provincial cosmetic pesticide ban, extensive participation in consultations on Tomorrow Now: Manitoba’s Green Plan, participation in a pilot program aimed at deploying standard energy rating software in buildings in Manitoba, and engagement with policy makers in meetings and in writing on provincial waste diversion strategies to provide feedback on a recently published government discussion paper.

A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):

The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:

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