2006-2007 SMP and ENVR 401 group prepare a feasibility study for the Senate Sub-committee on environment SMP holds Community consultation Series of focused roundtables
2007-2008 Joint Senate-Board of Governors annual meeting is given the theme of Sustainability Sustainability Director Further development of the SSMU EnviroCom Faculty Forum * (Upcoming) Proposal finalized, made available
Proposal – Mission “To enable McGill University to strive towards institutional leadership in environmental, social and economic sustainability.”
Proposal – Mission “To enable McGill University to strive towards institutional leadership in environmental, social and economic sustainability.” To that end, the Sustainability Centre will undertake: Research and Innovation Implementation Cooperation Not just another research centre: The University as laboratory Action Research: the link between research and implementation Engaging students to pursue solutions-based learning on a local scale.
Proposal – Organizational Structure Not an office, not a center Ideally located directly under Associate Vice Principal Services Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board The Mac link
Proposal - Staff Sustainability Director(s), full-time Research Coordinator (student work-study) Administrative Assistant, two days a week Research Advisory Board: 3 faculty members from various faculties
Proposal – Operations Identification of Action Areas (Advisory Board) Identification and Consultation of Project Participants (all actors with Sustainability Director) Research Coordination (Research Advisors and Research Coordinator) Research (students) Proposal for Implementation (students) Including proposed timed, measurable objectives Implementation (Sustainability Director, students, relevant stakeholders) Monitoring and Review (Advisory Board) Archiving (Research Coordinator)
Proposal – Space Goals: Close to administration Neutral and barrier-free Centrally located Environmentally sustainable Needs: Office(s) Conference Room Resource Library
Proposal - Funding Possible revenue sources: Administrative operating budget Alumni // Campaign McGill Faculty and staff fee levies on an opt-in basis Student fee levies (with opt-outs) External grants
Why Now? Momentum Quebec Sustainable Development Act New Capacity Student Example Undergraduate Research Opportunities Green Leadership
Questions? Please feel free to contact the Sustainable McGill Project at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Proposal is now available on the rethink website and soon to be available on the SSMU green website
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