June 2019

Visit the CAUBO Knowledge Centre Later This Summer for Selected Content from the 2019 Conference!

If you couldn’t attend the 2019 Annual Conference or you did, but want to check out a session you missed, you may be in luck. A selection of the more popular conference sessions, including the plenary speakers, were captured on video and will be available at the end of July for viewing in the CAUBO Knowledge Centre. We will notify members by email once they are live.

Photos from CAUBO 2019

An archive of photos taken at the CAUBO 2019 Annual Conference in Halifax is now available here for your viewing enjoyment.

2018-2019 Highlights and Strategic Plan Extension

At the AGM, we advised members that the CAUBO Board has decided to extend the current strategic plan by two years, until 2021-2022, at which time we will undertake a new planning process for the subsequent five years. We plan to use this time to consult with members in an effort to determine how well we, as an Association, are doing in terms of supporting and enabling your success, and engage in conversations with you to help us maintain the relevance of our services during the period. These consultations have already begun and will continue throughout this summer and into the fall.

For an overview of CAUBO’s achievements and work undertaken during the past year, read the 2018-2019 Highlights Brochure.

New CAUBO Member Resources

Here are some of the newest member resources that are accessible now or coming soon to the CAUBO Knowledge Centre:

The CAUBO financial dashboards have been updated to include the most recent FIUC data (2016–2017). In the coming months, new dashboards will be created that include data normalized on a per-student and per-faculty basis, and the current dashboards will get a new filter to allow members to select institutions according to their size (based on student FTE).

The results from the 2018 parking survey (part of CAUBO’s series of ancillary services benchmarking surveys) will be released shortly in a high-level summary report and a key indicators dashboard. The housing and food services surveys will launch next fall.

Recorded versions of two recent CAUBO cybersecurity webinars (Responding to a Cybersecurity or Data Breach and Not Just an IT Issue: Roles of the Board and Executives in Managing Cyber Threats) are now available in CAUBO’s Knowledge Centre.

CAUBO recently released a series of educational briefs to help educate and inform members about the benefits landscape in Canada and support an engaging conversation around the future of group benefits. Benefit costs were also the topic of a feature in the summer issue of University Manager magazine.

An updated report on deferred maintenance to be released this summer will provide current information on the amount and potential impact of deferred maintenance at Canadian universities and provide practical advice and information on how to effectively manage it, including case studies and success stories to demonstrate best practices and provide examples of initiatives that were successful in securing funding for deferred maintenance projects.

In April, CAUBO conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of members’ policies and practices regarding the carry-forward of unspent operating funds. Survey results are available in the Knowledge Centre, as is a summary of a related round table discussion held at the conference.

Share your expertise and experience with your peers and colleagues!

The CAUBO 2020 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Seminars will be hosted by the University of Toronto from June 14-16, 2020 in Toronto. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to advance the conversation, network with administrative colleagues, and highlight best practices.

CAUBO provides peer-to-peer sharing to build on the capacity of leaders in the higher education sector by connecting them with colleagues and information, enabling them to pursue opportunities and create solutions for shared issues.

Our general themes are new or best practices in higher education administration related to managerial and operational efficiency, and using data to inform decision-making.

We’d love to see your proposal on a program or activity that:

  • Demonstrates innovation
  • Provides opportunity for transferability to other institutions
  • Improves quality of service delivery
  • Improves efficiency and process
  • Improves productivity within team or institution
  • Involves cross-functional collaboration
  • Informs a national perspective

Proposals will be accepted starting later this summer with a deadline of Friday, September 13, 2019. Keep an eye on the CAUBO website for details on how and when to submit your proposal!

2019 CAUBO Award Recipients

Every June, CAUBO celebrates the accomplishments of its members through the Quality & Productivity (Q&P) Awards and the Member Recognition Awards. Presented during CAUBO’s annual conference, these awards recognize member achievements.

The Q&P Awards are the Oscars of best practices in higher education administration. On June 10 in Halifax, five national prizes were presented, recognizing excellence in innovation, environmental sustainability, facilities management, risk management, and administrative efficiency. Learn more about this year’s winners by watching the 2019 Q&P video. You can also search the Q&P submissions database in CAUBO’s Knowledge Centre by keyword, year, or institution to find innovative practices that can be applied to your institution.

CAUBO’s Member Recognition Awards celebrate and honour those who help build a vibrant CAUBO community and a stronger higher education sector through collaboration and leadership. On June 11, four awards were given out to acknowledge some of these contributions. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the recipients of this year’s awards! Check out this year’s video to find out which of your colleagues were celebrated at the CAUBO Recognition Awards ceremony for their leadership and volunteerism.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Biannual Summit/Workshop on Cybersecurity

Save the date – CUCCIO and CAUBO will host a biannual workshop on cybersecurity on November 27 and 28, 2019 in Montréal. Details will be available soon!

CAUBO Online Courses

Fall 2019: University Culture and Governance

January 2020: Fundamentals of the Research Enterprise

Watch the CAUBO website for start dates!