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Campus Sustainability Council

Campus Sustainability Office


The Campus Sustainability Council meets at minimum four times a year. Minutes of meetings are posted online.

The Council is composed of students, faculty and staff with particular expertise and/or operational responsibility in one or several aspects of campus sustainability.  Through this body, which is chaired by staff from the Campus Sustainability Office, students, faculty, and University staff work together to help the University achieve its sustainability goals.

The multi-stakeholder approach sits at the core of the Sustainability Initiative.  It recognizes the strengths and abilities of all members of the campus community and seeks to draw on the unique roles that students, faculty and staff have to play in creating a more sustainable campus.  The approach also supports synergies and partnerships across departments and segments of the University population.

Membership is confirmed at the beginning of each academic year. If you are interested in applying to join one of these bodies, contact Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, Director of the Campus Sustainability Office - (204) 789-1479.


Terms of Reference

  • Provide broad oversight and coordination of UW Sustainability strategic plan as a means of making progress towards goals set down in the University’s Sustainability Policy.
  • Assist in coordinating & advising on governance and planning issues related to campus sustainability, including policy reviews, strategic planning, climate action planning, benchmarking, consultation, and research activities.
  • Provide a forum for coordination across Target Committees.  Target Committees are comprised of individuals with operational responsibility over a given sustainability target area.  Each committee reports back to the Campus Sustainability Council, and progress relative to each target is reflected in Council minutes and in the University's annual sustainability performance reports.
  • CSC members collaborate and consult with their respective departments and/or constituencies as appropriate to further the targets set in the UWinnipeg Sustainability Strategy [PDF].


Composition and Membership

Student representatives appointed by their respective organizations according to procedures decided by the organizations themselves, for terms of one year, or until such organizations should cease to exist:

  • Vice President Internal, UWSA
  • Environmental Ethics Director, UWSA
  • 1 GESA representative (Geography and Environmental Studies Students Association) appointed according to procedures decided by the organization
  • 1 EcoPIA representative (Ecological People in Action) appointed according to procedures decided by the organization
  • 1 Bike Lab representation appointed according to procedures decided by the organization
  • Other students as necessary to fulfil TORs

Faculty representatives appointed by the VP, Human Resources, Audit & Sustainability, (or his/her designate), in collaboration with the Deans of Academic Departments, and comprised of individuals with interest, commitment and expertise appropriate to the purpose of the CSC. Appointments will be for one year terms and can be renewed by mutual agreement.

  • 6 Faculty representatives

Administration and support staff representatives named by the VP, Human Resources, Audit & Sustainability, (or his/her designate) in any number and selected from positions with substantial responsibility for the implementation of sustainability initiatives at the university. Appointments will be for one year terms and can be renewed by mutual agreement.