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
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.83 / 4.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Director
Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution have current and formal plans to advance sustainability in the following areas? Do the plans include measurable objectives?:
Current and Formal Plans (Yes or No) Measurable Objectives (Yes or No)
Curriculum Yes Yes
Research (or other scholarship) Yes Yes
Campus Engagement Yes Yes
Public Engagement No No
Air and Climate Yes Yes
Buildings Yes Yes
Dining Services/Food No No
Energy Yes Yes
Grounds Yes Yes
Purchasing Yes Yes
Transportation Yes Yes
Waste Yes Yes
Water Yes Yes
Diversity and Affordability Yes No
Health, Wellbeing and Work No No
Investment No No
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Curriculum:

see p.20 and 25 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Curriculum plan(s):

See p.50 and p.59 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Curriculum plan(s):

The Academic Working Group, the Director, Campus Sustainability Office, and the individuals named in the annual action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Research (or other scholarship):

see p.20 and 25 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Research plan(s):

See p.50 and p.59 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Research plan(s):

The Academic Working Group, the Director, Campus Sustainability Office, and the individuals named in the annual action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Campus Engagement around sustainability:

see p.20 and 25 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Campus Engagement plan:

See p.50 and p.59 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Campus Engagement plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, and the individuals named in the annual action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Public Engagement around sustainability:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Public Engagement plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Public Engagement plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Air and Climate:

see p.20 and 21 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Air and Climate plan(s):

See p.16, 38, 51 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Air and Climate plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Executive Director, Facilities, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Buildings:

see p.20 and 21 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Buildings plan(s):

See p.24, 42, 53 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Buildings plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Executive Director, Facilities, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Dining Services/Food:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Dining Services/Food plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Energy:

see p.20 and 21 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Energy plan(s):

See p.16, 38, 51 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Energy plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Executive Director, Facilities, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Grounds:

see p.20 and 21 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Grounds plan(s):

See p.24, 42, 53 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Grounds plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Executive Director, Facilities, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Purchasing:

see p.20 and 22 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Purchasing plan(s):

See p.28, 44, 55 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Purchasing plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office; Director, Procurement Serivices, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Transportation:

see p.20 and 24 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Transportation plan(s):

See p.30, 46, 56 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Transportation plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Waste:

see p.20 and 22 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Waste plan(s):

See p.24, 42, 53 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Waste plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office; Director, Physical Plant and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Water:

see p.20 and 21 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/policies/sustainability-strategy.pdf

The UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy (2012-2016) outlines specific goals and targets and provided initial action plans aimed at realizing these targets. These action plans distribute responsibility and accountability to individuals throughout the University. Action plans are reported on and reviewed annually. The results and status of each action identified in action plans are published in publicly available annual sustainability performance reports.


The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Water plan(s):

See p.23, 38, 51 at http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/fy-sus-reports/fy2013-uw-sus-report.pdf

Publicly available annual performance reports include details on the status of commitments made in a given year and provide the specific actions planned for the year ahead.


Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Water plan(s):

Director, Campus Sustainability Office, Executive Director, Facilities, and individuals named in action plans.


A brief description of the plan(s) to advance Diversity and Affordability:

A formal plan for diversity and affordability is part of the most recent Senate Approved Academic Plan (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/cms-filesystem-action/pdfs/admin/academic-plan-update-2009.pdf, p. 18). The plan commits the University to:

"Build & support a diverse student body that includes Aboriginal students, international students, new Canadians, adult learners, and students with disabilities. Continuously improve opportunities for access within & outside our borders. Use the Opportunity Fund to extend support to both younger students who may face barriers (e.g., low income, Aboriginal, and new Canadians) and adult learners."

The document includes specific initiatives as part of the plan.

+ Date Revised: April 7, 2015

The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Diversity and Affordability plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Health, Wellbeing and Work:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Health, Wellbeing and Work plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in Investment:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the Investment plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the Investment plan(s):
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A brief description of the plan(s) to advance sustainability in other areas:
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The measurable objectives, strategies and timeframes included in the other plan(s):
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Accountable parties, offices or departments for the other plan(s):
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Does the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution’s strategic plan or equivalent guiding document addresses sustainability:

The 2009 update to The University of Winnipeg Academic Plan reiterates the vision, mission, and values of the University with a renewed focus on all aspects of sustainability (ecological, economic, social, cultural).

file:///C:/Users/lajoie-omalley-a/Desktop/academic-plan-update-2009.pdf

This renewed plan reflects the 2007 State of the University address that presented sustainability as a central theme for the university:
http://uwinnipeg.ca/sustainability/docs/sus-state-of-uni-speech.pdf

Environmental responsibility is also reflected in UWinnipeg's 2004-2010 Strategic Plan:
file:///C:/Users/lajoie-omalley-a/Desktop/strategicplan.pdf

excerpt from mission:
"...we provide students with breadth and depth of knowledge, the skills to communicate effectively and to make informed decisions, an understanding of the ethical problems facing our society, and an appreciation of the full range of human, aesthetic and environmental values."

The plan also includes a commitment to "Continue to make improvements to the campus that render it a more clean, safe, comfortable, welcoming, and environmentally-
responsible place." (p.21)


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning is available:

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