Postsecondary institutions pursue sustainability through new decision processes, shuttles, challenges


Several postsecondary institutions in Québec and British Columbia have shared how they are pursuing sustainability through a variety of different initiatives. Cégep de Saint-Félicien has announced that it will use a sustainable development analysis grid to review all of its future development projects. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi has launched a free shuttle bus to transport staff and students from Lac-Saint-Jean to the university campus, providing a sustainable and efficient public transit option. Several departments at McGill University participated in the Sustainable Workplace Certification program and achieved certifications for initiatives such as adding compost to waste stations, promoting well-being and work-life balance, and recycling and reusing items. University of the Fraser Valley employees and students recently participated in the Campus Ecochallenge, which encouraged them to foster sustainable and healthy habits such as engaging in meditation, eating meatless or vegan meals, and spending time outdoors.

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