Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Stephanie MacPhee
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2013
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Wilfrid Laurier University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ildiko De Boer
Director, Office of Research Services
Office of Research
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:
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Has the institution formally adopted policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:

Laurier's Strategic Research plan includes interdisciplinary research in it's major objectives section stating that "interdisciplinary research is emerging as a major emphasis in the development plans of all Laurier faculties. A prime goal in the Laurier Canada Research Chairs strategy is to appoint chairs who will create synergies among researchers in fields that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries."

Under 'major research thrusts' the document states the following:
"The Laurier research environment comprises over two hundred active researchers in five faculties that are housed within a highly interactive academic community. There has long been a strong collaborative tradition within this environment, and the Research
Chairs program will be used to intensify and deepen this collaboration within and across departments and faculties. These 'clusters' reflect, in broad measure, the existing and planned contours of strengths, interests, and objectives of the Laurier research community. These clusters are self-consciously interdisciplinary in character, given Laurier's current research objective to create synergies across disciplines and departments"


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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
No

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:
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The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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