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Intentional Accountability: Building Inclusion Across the Ryerson Campus

The ECI – Soup and Substance Program, is free and open to the public, but is not a typical lunch-and-learn series. Its purpose, is to create brave spaces for Ryerson community members to come together and talk about challenging topics—some difficult to tackle, but key to fostering cultural understanding and creating an inclusive work and learning environment. … Continue reading "Intentional Accountability: Building Inclusion Across the Ryerson Campus"

January 26, 2018


International conference on online education & Francophone digital education trophies

After signing a partnership agreement with the École supérieure de l’éducation nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche [ESENESR] (National College for Education Management, Higher Education and Research), TÉLUQ University undertook to organize a joint event, which resulted in an international conference on online education (Colloque international e-éducation) that was held November 7–10, 2016. … Continue reading "International conference on online education & Francophone digital education trophies"

January 26, 2018


SFU Data Centre: Installation of Cedar

Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with Compute Canada and regional partner WestGrid, installed a new, advanced research computing (ARC) system, Cedar, at the SFU Data Centre at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus. Named after the Western Red Cedar, British Columbia’s official tree, Cedar is one of four national new supercomputers in Canada that will provide … Continue reading "SFU Data Centre: Installation of Cedar"

January 22, 2018


Ensuring Job Security Through Dining and Janitorial Services Contracts at SFU

Post-secondary institutions have a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the social infrastructure of the communities in which they are imbedded. As Canada’s leading engaged university, SFU undertook an innovative and socially progressive approach to awarding its $15M annual dining services contract with the objective of leveraging its purchasing power to positively impact the … Continue reading "Ensuring Job Security Through Dining and Janitorial Services Contracts at SFU"

January 22, 2018


IT Services Transformation – Review Approach and Outcomes

In 2016, concerned with whether IT investments in a highly decentralized environment were optimized to deliver the university’s strategies, McMaster utilized an innovative approach for a review of its campus-wide Information Technology (“IT”) services to identify opportunities for improvements.  A committee of three external University Chief Information Officers and three internal faculty members, supported by a dedicated … Continue reading "IT Services Transformation – Review Approach and Outcomes"

January 15, 2018


Moving Finance into the Cloud

On October 27th, 2015, Brock University broke new ground in the Canadian University landscape by signing a contract with Workday to implement their financial package.  This project involved the replacement of a 30 year old homegrown system that was both unsupported and missing key functionality required in a modern University environment.  The move to Workday … Continue reading "Moving Finance into the Cloud"

January 25, 2017


Single Purchasing and Travel Expense Card roll out to entire campus

A single card that fits all University VISA needs for travel, research, accounts payable and departmental purchases. Brock University launched a Scotiabank Purchasing Card pilot in September 2014 (60 cardholders) with the program being fully integrated into the Universities new Workday financial system May 2016 for full rollout to the University. As of January 2017, … Continue reading "Single Purchasing and Travel Expense Card roll out to entire campus"

January 25, 2017


Incorporating Sustainability into University Governance: Sustainability Strategy 2016-2018

The University of Manitoba’s Sustainability Policy outlines a commitment to excellence and leadership based on a strategy of broad engagement and integrated planning across the entire University community. In response to the Policy, the Sustainability Committee and the Office of Sustainability undertook broad engagement to identify priorities for the University. Based on the results, the … Continue reading "Incorporating Sustainability into University Governance: Sustainability Strategy 2016-2018"

January 25, 2017


Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The 18-month strategic planning and consultation process invited the whole campus community to contribute through a collection of online and in-person conversations, group and individual interviews, open houses, and review of draft documents. Using a proven model for effective strategic planning, the … Continue reading "Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 24, 2017


Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The engagement process invited the entire campus community to contribute through a combination of online and in-person conversations. Based on a proven model for effective strategic planning, the engagement process produced many wide-ranging benefits. This session will provide a high level overview … Continue reading "Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 17, 2017


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