Gold

STARS v2.1

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, ON, CA


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Gold 66.76 Stephanie MacPhee Jan. 16, 2019 Download
Laurier puts emphasis on providing formal education programs and courses that address sustainability. We offer numerous sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses, we have two undergraduate and four graduate programs in sustainability and offer a sustainability immersive ... read more
Credit Status Points
Academic Courses Complete 14.00 / 14.00
Learning Outcomes Complete 0.64 / 8.00
Undergraduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Graduate Program Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Immersive Experience Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Incentives for Developing Courses Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Laurier recognizes that sustainability research is crucial for advancing post-secondary institutions in the environmental field, and to develop new technologies, strategies and approaches to dealing with sustainability challenges. We publicly identify sustainability research on the ... read more
Credit Status Points
Research and Scholarship Complete 12.00 / 12.00
Support for Research Complete 2.00 / 4.00
Open Access to Research Not Pursuing 0.00 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Student Educators Program Complete 0.79 / 4.00
Student Orientation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Student Life Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Materials and Publications Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Outreach Campaign Complete 4.00 / 4.00
Assessing Sustainability Culture Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Employee Educators Program Not Pursuing 0.00 / 3.00
Employee Orientation Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Staff Professional Development Complete 1.50 / 2.00
Community involvement and partnerships are an integral part of the Laurier spirit. Laurier students make up a tremendous volume of engaged volunteers whether that be on campus or involvement with the local community. Last year ... read more
Credit Status Points
Community Partnerships Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Inter-Campus Collaboration Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Continuing Education Complete 2.00 / 5.00
Community Service Complete 3.52 / 5.00
Participation in Public Policy Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Trademark Licensing Complete 0.00 / 2.00
Laurier is a pledging partner of Sustainable Waterloo Region, an organization which holds us 3rd party accountable for all green house gas emissions, and for achieving our reduction targets. Laurier has pledged a 25% reduction ... read more
Credit Status Points
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete 6.27 / 10.00
Outdoor Air Quality Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Laurier is taking active steps in their building design and construction as well as operations and maintenance. We have 2 LEED Silver certified buildings on our Brantford campus, and are the in design phase of ... read more
Credit Status Points
Building Operations and Maintenance Complete 0.50 / 5.00
Building Design and Construction Complete 1.45 / 3.00
Credit Status Points
Building Energy Consumption Complete 4.45 / 6.00
Clean and Renewable Energy Complete 0.01 / 4.00
Laurier's food service provider, Aramark, ensures that sustainability efforts are integrated throughout all aspects of dining services at Laurier. They offer trayless, local, vegan dining and operate under a set of sustainability standards. Food scraps ... read more
Credit Status Points
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete 0.48 / 6.00
Sustainable Dining Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Laurier's ground staff ensure that best practices are put in place to reduce the environmental impact of grounds-keeping duties, and to help build a welcoming campus atmosphere. Laurier has a comprehensive pest management plan, creates ... read more
Credit Status Points
Landscape Management Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Biodiversity Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Laurier practices sustainable purchasing throughout many aspects of the institution. 100% of purchased computers are EPEAT gold, almost all of our cleaning products are Green Seal or Ecologo certified (all but one product used), and ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainable Procurement Complete 1.25 / 3.00
Electronics Purchasing Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing Complete 0.68 / 1.00
Office Paper Purchasing Complete 0.39 / 1.00
Laurier aims to ensure that many sustainable transportation options are available to all staff, faculty, and students. We have many facilities for bicyclists including repair stations, covered and locked bike racks, and shower and locker ... read more
Credit Status Points
Campus Fleet Complete 0.07 / 1.00
Student Commute Modal Split Complete 1.55 / 2.00
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete 0.90 / 2.00
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete 2.00 / 2.00
In 20012 Laurier achieved a 60% waste diversion rate which is in compliance with the Ministry of Environment's waste management targets. We achieved a 96% construction waste diversion rate for our two most recent construction ... read more
Credit Status Points
Waste Minimization and Diversion Complete 4.54 / 8.00
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Hazardous Waste Management Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Laurier has created a swale under a building downspout, a 10,000 L below ground water cistern in a low grade area prone to flooding, and a 2350 L above ground water cistern. These provide ... read more
Credit Status Points
Water Use Complete 1.53 / 4.00
Rainwater Management Complete 1.00 / 2.00
Laurier has several plans in action in order to benchmark sustainability efforts, make and achieve specified goals, and provide guidelines for staff, faculty, and student behavior. Laurier’s Academic Plan identifies sustainability as a core ... read more
Credit Status Points
Sustainability Coordination Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Sustainability Planning Complete 3.50 / 4.00
Participatory Governance Complete 3.00 / 3.00
Laurier has a Diversity & Equity Office comprised 5 full-time and 9 student-staff employees. The office strives to foster an atmosphere of equity and inclusiveness at Laurier. They work with a number of equity related ... read more
Credit Status Points
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete 1.33 / 2.00
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete 0.63 / 1.00
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete 2.00 / 3.00
Affordability and Access Complete 1.00 / 4.00
Credit Status Points
Committee on Investor Responsibility Complete 2.00 / 2.00
Sustainable Investment Not Pursuing 0.00 / 4.00
Investment Disclosure Complete 0.00 / 1.00
Through the Human Resources department, Laurier faculty and staff are provided with sustainable compensation, an employee assistance program, on-site childcare, and a socially responsible retirement plan. New employees are provided with information regarding sustainability at ... read more
Credit Status Points
Employee Compensation Complete 0.69 / 3.00
Assessing Employee Satisfaction Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Wellness Program Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Workplace Health and Safety Complete 0.85 / 2.00
Credit Status Points
Fair Trade Campus Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Adjunct Faculty Compensation Complete 0.50 / 0.50
Credit Status Points
Innovation A Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation B Complete 1.00 / 1.00
Innovation C Complete 1.00 / 1.00

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