Ocean Wise Universities and Colleges

Compass Group Canada, the independently run University of British Columbia Food Services, University of British Columbia Robson Square, University of Winnipeg Diversity Food Services and Bamfield Marine Science Centre are partners of the Ocean Wise program.

As part of their commitment to the Ocean Wise program, the following universities and colleges are proud to be serving their students sustainable seafood options. 

Leading the Way to Healthy Oceans

Compass Group Canada fully implemented their new groundbreaking sustainable seafood guidelines in September 2008. As a first result, it is anticipated a quarter million pounds of unsustainable Atlantic cod will be replaced annually by more sustainably fished Alaskan Pollock across their 2,000 plus locations across Canada (from hospitals to entertainment centers!). In March 2009, Compass Group removed all farmed Atlantic salmon from order sheets. Compass Group Canada progressively continues to replace unsustainable seafood options with Ocean Wise alternatives.

Learn more about Compass Group Canada's partnership with Ocean Wise here.

View Compass Group Canada's Sustainability Purchasing Initiative.

Note - Chartwells is a division of Compass Group Canada.

 

The University of British Columbia Food Services implemented the Ocean Wise program in October 2008. From residence dining to on-campus catering, unsustainable salmon options have now been replaced with more sustainably caught wild Pacific salmon. The University of British Columbia progressively continues to replace unsustainable seafood options with Ocean Wise alternatives.

Learn more about UBC Food Services' Sustainability Initiatives.

The University of British Columbia Robson Square's caterer, Peake of Catering joined the Ocean Wise program in 2009, removing unsustainable seafood items such as trawled lingcod and open-net pen farmed tilapia, and replacing these with Ocean Wise seafood. The University of British Columbia Robson Square's large selection of Ocean Wise highlighted sustainable seafood options include US closed containment farmed catfish, BC trap-caught sablefish and off-bottom cultured Qualicum Beach scallops amongst others. Learn more about The University of British Columbia Robson Square

The University of Winnipeg Food Services initially implemented Ocean Wise in 2008. Chef Ben Kramer (former Executive Chef for Ocean Wise restaurant Dandelion Eatery) has joined forces with The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC) and SEED Winnipeg to bring a new delivery model called The University of Winnipeg Diversity Food Services beginning Summer 2009. Following Ocean Wise program guidelines, Diversity Food Services have committed to serving sustainable wild Pacific salmon on the new menu. Learn more about University of Winnipeg Diversity Food Services and their Kitchen Standards.

Bamfield Marine Science Centre recently implemented the Ocean Wise program and as of June 2009 committed to serving only sustainable seafood options to students. Bamfield Marine Science Centre is proudly 100% Ocean Wise! Learn more about Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

 

Look for Ocean Wise seafood selections at the following universities and colleges:

Acadia University - Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Algoma University - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Assiniboine Community College - Brandon, Manitoba

Bamfield Marine Science Centre - Bamfield, British Columbia

Bow Valley College - Calgary, Alberta

British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby, British Columbia

Cambrian College - Sudbury, Ontario

Cape Breton University - Sydney, Nova Scotia

Centennial College - Toronto, Ontario

Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec

Conestoga College - Kitchener, Ontario

Douglas College - Coquitlam and New Westminster, British Columbia

Durham College - Oshawa, Ontario

Fanshawe College - London, Ontario

Fleming College - Peterborough and Lindsay, Ontario

George Brown College - Toronto, Ontario

Georgian College - Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound, Ontario

Glendon College - Toronto, Ontario

Holland College - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Humber College - Toronto, Ontario

Huron College - London, Ontario

Kemptville College - Kemptville, Ontario

King's-Edgehill School - Windsor, Nova Scotia

Lambton College - Sarnia, Ontario

Langara College - Vancouver, British Columbia

Loyalist College - Belleville, Ontario

McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

Memorial University - St. John's, Newfoundland

Mohawk College - Hamilton, Ontario

New Brunswick Community College - New Brunswick

Northern College - South Porcupine, Ontario

Nova Scotia Agricultural College - Truro, Nova Scotia

Olds College - Olds, Alberta

Ottawa University - Ottawa, Ontario

Red Deer College - Red Deer, Alberta

Renison College - Waterloo, Ontario

Resurrection College - Waterloo, Ontario

Ridgetown College - Ridgetown, Ontario

Ridley College - St. Catharines, Ontario

Sault College - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Sheridan College - Brampton and Oakville, Ontario

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Calgary, Alberta

Simon Fraser University - Burnaby, British Columbia

St. Clair College - Windsor, Ontario

St. Jeromes College - Waterloo, Ontario

St Pauls College - Winnipeg, Manitoba

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia

University of British Columbia Robson Square - Vancouver, British Columbia

University of Calgary - Calgary, Alberta

University of Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

University of Toronto Mississauga - Mississauga, Ontario

Universite Sainte Anne - Halifax, Nova Scotia

University of Winnipeg - Winnipeg, Manitoba