OCAD U has set a strategic priority of developing and implementing an institution-wide sustainability plan. The goal of the Sustainability Committee is to achieve widespread participation and to inform and advance the high-level organizational change strategies needed to continue a transition to a sustainable university.
The Sustainability Committee is a sub-committee to the Employment and Education Equity Committee (EEEC) and has a broad mandate (academic and operations/administration) and the autonomy needed to support, promote and advance sustainability initiatives at OCAD University. They will inform and review the development of a sustainability policy, institutional plans, objectives, and targets, for senior leadership approval. This will include developing and overseeing multi-year and annual sustainability plans and making recommendations on sustainability to be integrated into institutional plans; recommending and/or informing a framework for change; monitoring and evaluating progress, and supporting and advancing an institution-wide integration of sustainability principles, current initiatives into all aspects of university business.
The Sustainability Committee will advance a vision of ‘just sustainability’ that foregrounds equity and creates new ways of understanding and acting that strengthen communities, build social capacity and economic strength, and promote positive transformation and change.
Please click here for the Sustainability Committee Terms of Reference.
The Sustainability Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting summaries.