Environmental Management

Environmental Planning

Sewer pipes underground

Environmental Planning aims to integrate environmental considerations into the global framework of the University. This ensures that the natural environment and its associated legal requirements are given a strong profile in all aspects of University’s operations and planning and development processes. The Environmental Management Department’s role is to facilitate decision-making by ensuring that the natural environment is considered alongside social, political, economic and governance factors. Environmental planning activities carried out by ORM include the following:

Hazardous Materials Technical Services

Hazardous waste labels

The University is committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure that the use, collection, handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous waste generated during daily operations is conducted in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner.  In order to support this, the Environmental Management department offers a wide variety of programs and services relating to the management of hazardous materials on campus.

Environmental Monitoring

Air emissions

The University of Ottawa is subject to a variety of  Municipal, Provincial and Federal Environmental Regulations. Every Faculty member, Student and contractor at uOttawa play a role in maintaining environmental compliance.

The Environmental Management Department performs a variety of activities to monitor and maintain our compliance, investigate non-conformances and help develop strategies to correct any identified issues. 

Security Programs

Holographic lock

The University can become responsible for the safeguard and protection of sensitive information and assets under its care, custody or control. The role of the Office of Risk Management (ORM) is to ensure that individuals and organizations that will have access to or will possess sensitive information and assets have received the necessary security screening or clearance and comply with associated laws and regulations.

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