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Sustainable Development Policy of the Universit̩ de Sherbrooke

The Policy has had the effect of making the university community accountable for sustainable development. The tangible results are remarkable: active transportation, public transit, 3R-V (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, extract Value), construction of buildings that meet new standards, including sustainable development into teaching, research on this subject and recognition of the university due to its leadership … Continue reading "Sustainable Development Policy of the UniversitÌ© de Sherbrooke"

16 avril 2009


Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

The program is targeted at bright academics who have excelled in their field of expertise, and yet have had little or no experience in management techniques, and yet are expected to provide leadership to both academics and administrative staff alike. Historically, many of these individuals have assumed their leadership roles reluctantly, only doing so when … Continue reading "Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)"

16 avril 2009


Learning & Leading through Community Service: Reaching out to the Community in Leadership

UBC’s vision states: « The University of British Columbia, aspiring to be one of the world’s best universities, will prepare students to become exceptional global citizens, promote the values of a civil and sustainable society, and conduct outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. » CLI-LP directly contributes to a staff … Continue reading "Learning & Leading through Community Service: Reaching out to the Community in Leadership"

16 avril 2009


Concordia University’s innovative large-scale on-site composting system

Working towards sustainability involves mentality changes, and composting has long been seen as an obscure, low-tech and smelly way of dealing with waste. Concordia’s system is showing that composting can be successfully implemented in an urban setting, and it is our hope that this project will help to change the way our society perceives and … Continue reading "Concordia University’s innovative large-scale on-site composting system"

16 avril 2009


A University-Wide Approach to Improving Accessibility at UPEI

The work and processes of the Access-Ability Committee have had a major influence on the culture of UPEI. Both the awareness workshops/sessions and the improvements in the physical campus have greatly influenced the campus culture. The Campus’ enhanced physical beauty and warm acceptance of people is impacting UPEI’s image both internally and externally. In Dec. … Continue reading "A University-Wide Approach to Improving Accessibility at UPEI"

16 avril 2009


Focused and Integrated Training Program (the FIT Program)

As previously stated, the 1st phases of the FIT program have just reached their first year anniversary, and the results of the evaluative study have yet to be analyzed as that research project is currently underway. It is therefore difficult to establish with any certainty clear effects or impact of the program. What is known, … Continue reading "Focused and Integrated Training Program (the FIT Program)"

16 avril 2009


“PDG—It’s all about the Dialogue–Performance Dialogue and Goal-Setting: Aligningnce Feedback and Goal Planning with the University of Western Ontario’s Strategic Plan Commitments to Culture Development and Talent Management.”

The PDG initiative has made performance dialogue a talent management and relationship building tool, as opposed to an often meaningless, top-down paper exercise, seen to be driven by HR. Both the employee and the leader have greater ownership of the process and more opportunity to focus on mutual support, mutual goals, and mutual investment in … Continue reading "“PDG—It’s all about the Dialogue–Performance Dialogue and Goal-Setting: Aligningnce Feedback and Goal Planning with the University of Western Ontario’s Strategic Plan Commitments to Culture Development and Talent Management.”"

16 avril 2009


Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario

Yes! The awareness raised by these sessions has helped to emphasize Western’s expectations of and commitment to respectful behaviour in all interactions. An increased understanding of how to intervene effectively in situations of violence or threat of violence contributes directly to the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors at Western. The « Violence Continuum Chart, » … Continue reading "Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario"

16 avril 2009


Adopt-a-Rez

During Program conceptualization and design, multiple stakeholders were engaged to bring creative input, implementation expertise and community relations support to bear on the initiative. Residence Life staff provided practical advice on how to engage the students in events at times, places and formats that would optimize participation. Student Union leadership communicated directly with the students … Continue reading "Adopt-a-Rez"

16 avril 2008


UBC Ecotrek Project: Reducing energy consumption and improve/renew infrastructure through a cost recoverable mechanism

Over the last 3 years, there were more than 550 trades people involved in the construction of Ecotrek. Nearly, every person among the 43,000 faculty, staff and students on campus were affected by the retrofit. They looked at energy, at water, sewage, all the utility inputs and outputs of the university. They looked at personal … Continue reading "UBC Ecotrek Project: Reducing energy consumption and improve/renew infrastructure through a cost recoverable mechanism"

16 avril 2008


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