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Overall Score Expired
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
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York University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Andrew Plunkett
Sustainability Coordinator
President
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

Taskforce on Sustainability Research:
The York University task Force on Sustainability Research was announced on 2 April 2014 as an initiative sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI). The Task Force was created to evaluate current and emergent research strengths in the area of sustainability and to recommend structures to support, integrate, cultivate and publicize York’s sustainability research.

The Task Force includes members from the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, Business, Fine Arts, Health, Education, Law, Engineering and Glendon College.


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?:
No

A brief description or the text of the institution’s policy regarding interdisciplinary research:
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The website URL where information about the treatment of interdisciplinary research is available:
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Does the institution provide ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's library support for sustainability research and learning:

York University has a number Subject specific Librarians who work with students in finding, organizing and writing performing research. A subject Librarian can be found for many subjects related to sustainability such as: environmental studies, Urban Studies, Planning, Human Rights & Equity, Geography, Natural sciences and many more.

To support student research in general, the library has in person research help that isn’t subject specific. Reference services are available in person at all of the libraries during reference hours. Help is available to York students, staff and faculty with finding books, articles and other resources needed for their research.


The website URL where information about the institution's library support for sustainability is available:
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