Office of the Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)

OFFICE OF THE

Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)

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Campus and Community Engagement Sustainability Sub-Working Group (Draft)


I. Mandate

To provide recommendations for the evaluation, planning, development, communication and implementation of initiatives that strengthen partnerships within the Queen’s community and beyond..

The core work of this committee would include:

  1. To discuss and provide ideas and advice on campus-based student, staff and faculty-driven activities and initiatives in the areas that will directly contribute to making our campus a more sustainable community.

  2. In recognition of our position in the broader ecosystem, this group will develop and strengthen connections with the City of Kingston, Sustainable Kingston, schools, conservation authorities, community/neighbourhood organizations, Indigenous communities and local non-profits that promote sustainable practices and enable the exploration of opportunities to foster transformative social change.

  3. To identify and communicate actions required for the university to achieve its sustainability goals and create a sustainability culture.

    • Champion advancing research and pedagogy on community-engaged scholarship
    • Provide recommendations to develop a communication strategy that will increase awareness
  4. To receive, assess, discuss, review, and make recommendations regarding proposals and development planning that will support the expansion of current partnerships and the achievement of new ones. This will foster active and meaningful relationships with campus and community stakeholders, resulting in collaborative, change-oriented projects that promote human, cultural and environmental well-being.

 

II. Roles & Responsibilities

The sub-working group shall fulfill an advisory role and as such will review and provide advice to the Sustainability Working Group pertaining to sustainability projects, initiatives and policies that advance the coordination of the university’s contributions and objectives related to campus and community engagement.

The Chair will provide updates on the work of the sub-working group to the Sustainability Working Group.

III. Duration of Membership Term

The membership term for staff, students and faculty can be for one, two, or three years based on availability. All appointments are renewable for a second term subject to member availability.

IV. Subject Matter Experts

The committee may call in subject matter experts to help inform discussions.

 


Queen's strives to ensure diverse and equitable participation in its initiatives. The working group welcomes nominations from all interested members of the Queen’s community, and particularly invites nominations of women, people with disabilities, Indigenous community members, racialized community members, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. For more information or to submit a nomination, please contact us