Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UWSA Bike Lab

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The UWSA is a community bicycle repair stop in the heart of the UWinnipeg campus. What makes it innovative is in its foundation, its design and in its programming. The idea originated with a group of students known as the Ice Riders, a collection of students who make a point of celebrating and promoting winter cycling. They forged a partnership with the university and in 2009 a student-led referendum allowed the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) to start collecting a $2 levy from each student to pay for a new structure on campus which would become the Bike Lab. This allowed for the UWSA to hire an architect to design the structure affordably using two used donated shipping containers. The structure opened in 2011 and in 2014 it earned a National Urban Design Award. What makes the Bike Lab unique is its community programming. While it is open to staff and students, it also offers programming targeting local community members, including special programming for youth, members of the LGBT community and Indigenous kids and high school students.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
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Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate Yes
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Transportation Yes
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Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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