June 2021

2020/2021 CAUBO Highlights infographic

Once again this year, CAUBO presents its annual Highlights in the form of an interactive infographic, making it easy to see and explore all the resources, information, and networking opportunities that we made available to members in 2020-2021. Check out the highlights of our past year here: https://www.caubo.ca/latest-news/caubo-2020-2021-highlights/

On-demand webinars

Institutional members can explore CAUBO’s extensive archive of on-demand webinars on our website. Recent additions to our webinar library include:

“Moving to the Cloud: Key Considerations” five-webinar series:

  • Why Move to the Cloud?
  • Assessing the Risks
  • Contract Negotiations and Management
  • Understanding the Financials
  • Change Management

Two EDI webinars hosted by Faculty Bargaining Services:

  • Inclusivity and Equity for Indigenous Faculty at Canadian Universities
  • Anti-Black Racism and Inclusivity for Black Faculty

The Financial Landscape of Canadian Universities

CAUBO has developed an overview of the financial landscape of Canadian universities, focusing on critical topics that have become particularly relevant in this current era of unprecedented change. The financial landscape is available for institutional members by clicking here. Stay tuned for the release of the provincial-level financial landscapes in the fall.

Risk Management Benchmarking Reports and Dashboards

Two high-level summary reports providing the results of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Benchmark Survey and Campus Safety and Security Benchmark Survey are now available for members. A dashboard for each is available here for CAUBO members that participated in the surveys.

New Tax Resources

Two new technical Tax Notes, covering GST/HST and QST Employer and Pension Plan Responsibilities and Other International Tax Issues (expanding on U.S. income tax reporting obligations and more), have been added to the tax note series and are now available for members here.

Join the CAUBO Online Community!

Did you know that CAUBO has an active and engaged online community where members can join email-based groups (also known as listservs) to discuss issues and ask questions related to their functional areas? It’s a great resource for networking, sharing lessons learned, policies, plans, and best practices, and finding new ways to collaborate on common issues.

If you’re already a member of one of the listservs, you know the value they provide. If you’re not, you can find out more, check out the list of existing groups, and request to join the relevant ones to you by clicking here. We hope you’ll take advantage of this free member resource to find answers to your questions and help build your higher ed admin network.

CAUBO 2021: Virtual Conference Wrap-up

The 2021 CAUBO conference was held virtually from June 15–17, and if you joined us you’ll know what a great time it was! Over 500 participants spent three days participating in engaging sessions and connecting with one another and with conference speakers via video and text chat. We celebrated new and innovative best practices with the 2021 Quality and Productivity Awards, honoured some of our amazing volunteers at this year’s Member Recognition Awards, and heard from many incredible speakers, like happiness expert Neil Pasricha, diversity and inclusion leader Toni de Mello, and a panel of university Presidents who spoke about their visions of leadership.

Some of the most popular concurrent sessions included Using Data to Inform Decisions and Enable Cultural Change, Higher Education Strategic Planning – Creating Alignment and Impact Across Your Institution and Navigating Conflict: Embracing Challenging and Courageous Conversations with Conflict Theatre.

Conference attendees can watch all the sessions on-demand on the PheedLoop virtual event platform until July 17. The sessions will be posted to the CAUBO Knowledge Centre in October for all institutional members to access there.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for CAUBO 2021 and to our many volunteer speakers and CCT members who helped make it a success!