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

Algonquin College - Ottawa, 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