Quality and Productivity Awards


Q&P Awards

New theme, more ways to win in 2014!

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Since 1987, CAUBO has celebrated the administrative achievements of our members through the Quality & Productivity (Q&P) Awards Program. The simple concept of sharing good ideas has grown into an established best practices program that celebrates the successes of our members and provides a venue for spreading the word.

CAUBO is now accepting submissions for the 27th annual Q&P Awards. The submission deadline for the 2014 Q&P Awards is January 24, 2014.


We are pleased to announce some significant changes to the awards program for 2014 which we hope will allow for the timely rewarding of innovative initiatives that address current needs and challenges in the higher education sector:

  • The Awards have been split into two main categories: Open and Themed. The theme selected by the Q&P Awards Selection Committee for 2014 is “Achieving and Demonstrating Operational Effectiveness within Higher Education Administration.”  This may include, but is not limited to, successful initiatives around shared services, collaborative actions, administrative process changes, benchmarking, and all other initiatives that have resulted in increased operational effectiveness at all levels and in all sectors of your organization. 
  • The Open category will consider submissions that fall under any other topic. Please note that the awards committee will determine which category each submitted project falls into (Open or Themed), so there is no need for institutions to tailor their submissions to one or the other.
  • Three national prizes will be awarded in each category, and each will carry a cash award - $2500 for first prize, $1500 for second prize, and $1000 for third prize. There will be opportunities for Honourable Mentions in both categories, but no cash prize will be attached to these awards.
  • There will no longer be a regional component to the awards, as we are seeking to honour the best and brightest initiatives from across Canada.

We know that Canadian universities are doing amazing things in the face of big challenges, and we want to shine a spotlight on your institution’s awesome initiatives. The Q&P Awards are the perfect opportunity to show your colleagues across Canada how you solve problems, work smarter and achieve your operational goals. Click here to view the criteria and download the application form now.


Last year's winners:





QP 2014 Winner
QP 2013 Winner
QP 2012 Winner
QP 2011 Winners
QP 2010 Winners
QP 2009 Winners
QP 2008 Winners
QP 2007 Winners
QP 2006 Winners
QP 2005 Winners
QP 2004 Winners