The Operations Subcommittee brings together students, faculty members, staff, and external partners as applicable, to collaborate on sustainability projects with operational and academic activities. It also works on staff training initiatives and tri-campus operational collaboration and coordination.
The Tri-Campus Sustainability Board was a committee created in 2007 to bring together those working on operational sustainability. As its mandate now overlaps strongly with that of the newly created Operations Subcommittee, it was decided to fold the Tri-Campus Sustainability Board into the Operations Subcommittee.
Operations Subcommittee Goals
- Involving 1000 students/year on CLL projects on campus
- Establishing global leadership in sustainability standards
- Signature sustainability projects
Campus as a Living Lab
The Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) projects aim to bring together faculty members, students, staff, and, where appropriate, external partners to collaborate on developing sustainability projects that combine operational and academic activities. Such projects contribute to the operational sustainability goals of the University while providing an opportunity for research and experiential learning, where students are directly involved in addressing real world sustainability problems of interest to the University.
The concept of a Living Lab Project is used at several institutions. To aid in creating a common understanding among different partners in living lab projects, the CECCS has created and adopted a set of guiding principles that define what a ‘living lab’ activity is for the University, regardless of the activity’s location at the University, the type of client involved, or the student, staff, or faculty involvement. Although CECCS is not involved in all living lab projects and these principles are not exhaustive of the types of activities going on at the University, the purpose of these campus as living lab principles is to develop a path for U of T to become a leader in integrating operations and academic activity around sustainability on all three campuses.
Learn more about Campus as a Living Lab here.
Staff Workshops around SDGs
The CECCS is collaborating with the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion portfolio within the Office of the VP, People Strategy, Equity, and Culture (PSEC) to create an SDG workshop for staff and faculty. We are also looking at the current professional development courses in the various departments that offer staff/faculty workshops to add the relevant SDG(s) to each course to increase awareness and incorporate SDG(s) into their respective workplace.
|Marc Couture (Chair)||Director, Sustainability & Energy Management||Staff|
|Alexandria Gill||BA Candidate, Political Science & Public Policy, UTSC||Undergraduate Student|
|Deborah Brown||Chief Administrative Officer, UTM||Staff|
|Jan Mahrt-Smith||Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management||Faculty|
|Karen Shim||Communications Associate in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs||Staff|
|Kim McLean||Chief Administrative Officer, Faculty of Arts & Science||Staff|
|Andrew Arifuzzman||Chief Administrative Officer, UTSC||Staff|
|Ahmed Azhari||Director, Utilities & Sustainability, UTM||Staff|
|Christine Burke||Assistant Vice-President, University Planning, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships||Staff|
|Jeffrey Miller||Director, Facilities Management & Capital Projects, UTSC||Staff|
|Adam Trotter||Senior Planner, University Planning||Staff|
Project Manager: Kristy Bard