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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See for details.

La r茅ouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Compl茅ment d'information聽: .

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Sustainability at 51福利社

Building a culture of sustainability on 51福利社 campuses requires the work of many units, working groups, committees, and individuals. 51福利社 also continues to expand and build upon its sustainability efforts through participation in and collaboration with external networks.聽

Campus Leaders

Buildings and Grounds

The role of Buildings and Grounds is to provide the 51福利社 downtown campus community with an environment that is clean, safe and functional. With six units under its umbrella, the 51福利社 Department of Buildings and Grounds strives to provide efficient and quality services in the most sustainable way.聽

Buildings and Grounds is a key ally in 51福利社鈥檚 long-term target of zero-waste by 2035 and its urban agriculture initiatives.

Campus Planning and Development (CPD)

Campus Planning and Development supports 51福利社's mission as a public institution for the advancement of learning by providing expertise related to the planning and development of the university's Downtown and Macdonald Campuses as well as the Gault Nature Reserve. In fulfilling this role, CPD is responsible for defining a clear vision for the physical campuses that reflect the strategic goals of the university.

Food and Dining Services

Food and Dining Services, a sub-unit of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, is a leader in the campus dining industry with a commitment to nutrition, sustainability and ethical practices. Food and Dining Services manage 51福利社鈥檚 residential dining halls or on-campus locations.

Macdonald Campus

51福利社's Macdonald Campus, the largest green space on the island of Montreal and the largest private land holding in the region, is home to the University鈥檚 Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AES), at the forefront of advances in applied bioscience, food, nutritional and environmental sciences research and teaching.

Shifting to sustainability requires taking a multi-faceted systems-level approach to some of the world鈥檚 knottiest problems. The 51福利社 Sustainability Systems Initiative mobilizes 51福利社 researchers around these sustainability challenges and to equip the next generation in the skills necessary to address these issues.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability embeds climate action and sustainability into all of the University鈥檚 activities. It engages, supports, and connects students, staff, and faculty by providing strategic guidance and resources to foster a sustainable community. It oversees the implementation of the 51福利社 Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025.

Procurement Services

The mission of Procurement Services is to render client-focused services that aim to verify compliance, accentuate quality, leverage processes and uncover cost efficiencies, aligned with the community鈥檚 needs and in support of the University鈥檚 Mission. Procurement services is a key ally in 51福利社鈥檚 long-term target of zero-waste by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

51福利社's Student Housing and Hospitality Services is comprised of Student Housing, Food and Dining, as well as Accommodations and Conference Services on campus. SHHS prides itself on offering a welcoming, safe, and nurturing environment which is strategically designed to foster the development, education, and wellness of our community.

Travel Services

Travel Services oversees 51福利社 Travel Management Program, which includes the contracting of travel-related suppliers. Travel Services is a key ally in 51福利社鈥檚 long-term target of聽carbon neutrality by 2040.

Utilities and Energy Management

Utilities and Energy Management is responsible for providing the uninterrupted supply of power, energy, heating, and cooling media to all 51福利社 buildings and facilities and for the maintenance of related tunnels and systems. Utilities and Energy Management is a key ally in 51福利社鈥檚 long-term target of聽carbon neutrality by 2040.

Other campus partners

  • Parking Services
  • Athletics & Recreation

Working Groups & Committees

Advisory Council on Sustainability

The Advisory Council on Sustainability provides a forum for faculty, staff, students and external representatives to provide advice on 51福利社 campuses鈥 sustainability initiatives. Its mandate is to position 51福利社 as a leading institution in North America on sustainability by contributing to the implementation and evolution of 51福利社鈥檚 Sustainability Strategy, and related plans, policies, and performance indicators. The main achievements and activities of the Council will be reported to the Principal at least once a year.

Advisory Council on Sustainability Terms of Reference

Advisory Council on Sustainability Members (November 2023)

Board Committee on Sustainability

The mandate of the Board Committee on Sustainability, formed in 2020, is to take due regard of the mission of the University and the Board鈥檚 stewardship role with respect to sustainability, the Committee shall assist the Board in setting and achieving institutional priorities and goals, and in monitoring progress in the area of sustainability.

Sustainability Exchange Group

The Sustainability Exchange Group, composed of approximately 15 51福利社 staff members from across the University, offers a platform to exchange and discuss new ideas and initiatives in consideration or development while allowing members to communicate updates related to sustainability at 51福利社.

Zero-Waste Working Group

The mandate of this working group is to plan, build, and operationalize key initiatives that will advance 51福利社's Zero-Waste target, including improving waste infrastructure, expanding compost collection, and bolstering zero-waste education initiatives.

Bike Infrastructure Working Group

This committee brings together staff from various departments, as well as a few students, to address bike infrastructure on campus. The committee was created to assess the current infrastructure, identify needs, and coordinate the improvement and expansion of bike infrastructure on campus.

Urban Agriculture Working Group

This group evaluates and approves new garden requests and major garden modifications or additions, as well as well as ensuring new management is found of neglected gardens.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Working Group

51福利社鈥檚 internal EV Infrastructure Working Group is tasked with strategic planning and developing guidelines and regulations for EV infrastructure on campus. It is comprised of representatives from Parking & Transportation Services, Energy & Utilities Management, Sustainability, and Campus Planning & Development.

Macdonald Campus Sustainability Committee

This group is dedicated to raising awareness of current and future sustainability initiatives at聽Macdonald Campus and to bringing transparency as Macdonald Campus sets and achieves聽various goals in the years to come. The group is comprised of employees and student groups聽from various parts of the campus.聽

Fair Trade Steering Committee

The downtown campus has been a Fairtrade Certified Campus since 2013, and the Macdonald聽campus became Fairtrade certified in 2019. The Fairtrade committee is committed to聽overseeing the progression of Fairtrade purchasing on campus and ensuring that the minimum requirements for the Fairtrade Campus designation are met.

Sustainable Labs Working Group

The Sustainable Labs Working Group (working group of the University Lab Safety Committee) was established in October 2014, bringing together students, staff and faculty working to embed sustainability considerations into lab processes.

External Networks

AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education. AASHE is comprised of over 900 members across 48 U.S. states, 1 U.S. Territory, 9 Canadian provinces and 20 countries.

ISCN鈥檚 mission is to provide an international forum to support higher education institutions in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. It represents more than 90 universities from over 30 countries on 6 continents.

R茅seau universitaire qu茅b茅cois en d茅veloppement durable (RUQDD)

The RUQDD is a network that brings together sustainability professionals from Quebec universities to share best practices, exchange information, and coordinate collective sustainability efforts.

51福利社 has a bold vision for sustainability. We鈥檝e got聽big ideas, and聽we need your help turning them into reality.

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