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Key performance indicators for the Sustainability Strategy 2019-2023 are listed below. These metrics reflect the University of Manitoba’s priorities and top-line performance in key areas.

Table for metrics of the strategy

Table for metrics of the strategy

Substantial additional performance assessment was completed in 2018 and is planned to be done triennially through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).


This strategy would not be possible without the valuable input from people both within and outside the University community.

From informal discussions over coffee to public open-house events, the iterative and collaborative process of engagement with students, staff, faculty, administration and the surrounding community informed the content of this document.

  • Architectural and Engineering Services

  • Campus Planning Office

  • Champions for Mental Health Committee

  • Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Earth, Environment, and Resources in-class workshops with students

  • Education for Sustainability student and faculty workshop participants

  • Indigenous strategy review group

  • Indigenous Business Education Partners

  • Operations and Maintenance

  • Purchasing and Procurement Services

  • Sustainability Committee

  • UMSU Sustainability Working Group


This strategy should be considered a living document. It articulates a University-wide commitment to sustainability through which we continue to explore innovative ideas along our sustainability journey. The strategy will evolve and change over time, just as our world and environment change around us. A formal process to review the strategy and set new goals will occur every five years.

Together, the Sustainability Committee and the Office of Sustainability are responsible for the development and implementation of this strategy. The committee, established by the Vice-President (Administration) and Provost & Vice-President (Academic), is responsible for providing guidance and assistance on the implementation of this strategy, supporting the Office of Sustainability’s work through its multi- stakeholder expertise and analysis.

The Office of Sustainability is responsible for project-related work on initiatives to meet the strategy’s goals and commitments. It undergoes ongoing reporting to its peers (STARS), to the University community (ongoing communications and regular reporting) and to external governmental stakeholders as needed.

Supported by the Sustainability Committee, the Office of Sustainability promotes and communicates this strategy to the University community, educating and consulting with stakeholders to promote its implementation through various events and communications.

The Vice-President (Administration) and the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) are the executive officers responsible for the University’s Sustainability Policy and for progress achieved through the strategy.

Various University units are responsible for a range of tasks and initiatives, specific to those units’ mandates and scopes of work, associated with the goals and commitments outlined in this strategy (appendix A).