Goodbye, Us vs. Them: How Two Canadian Universities Are Connecting their Campuses with their Communities and their Communities with their Campuses to the Benefit of Both (PDF Presentation)
July 4, 2018
For the third consecutive year, Université de Sherbrooke has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This highly prestigious designation recognizes the university’s budget and financial approach, which draws on the best practices inventoried and implemented in over 1,612 Canadian and US public organizations. This third yearly recognition shores … Continue reading "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award"
January 26, 2018
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
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
Mobilizing Collaborative Leadership in Response to Modern Challenges in Higher Education: Carleton Leader
Universities are facing numerous emergent challenges in the higher education landscape that require us to challenge our thinking of traditional constructs and notions of leadership. The establishment of Carleton Leader five years ago demonstrates the university’s intention in setting an innovative course in developing its leadership capacity, and in so doing, a commitment to a … Continue reading "Mobilizing Collaborative Leadership in Response to Modern Challenges in Higher Education: Carleton Leader"
January 19, 2018
The five-year overhaul of Memorial University’s Faculty of Science supply chain management (SCM) function stands apart from similar modernization projects for its holistic approach. The initiative focused heavily on partnerships and collaboration, drawing expertise from our Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Information Technology and Technical Services departments to achieve compatible objectives, as well as from … Continue reading "Partnering for Success – Modernizing Supply Chain Management at Memorial"
January 19, 2018
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
Addressing Climate Change: U of T’s Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – An Innovative Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund
The Utilities Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF), established in 2012, is UofT’s innovative approach to implementing a green revolving fund. This forward-looking project directly satisfies the commitments made by the university in the President’s 2016 report Beyond Divestment: Taking Decisive Action on Climate Change, as well as the mandate of the Committee on the Environment, Climate … Continue reading "Addressing Climate Change: U of T’s Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – An Innovative Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund"
January 11, 2018
As with many organizations there is a lot of knowledge accumulated and shared through emails, documents, presentations, training sessions, workshops, and sometimes just in people’s heads. This decentralized method of organizing and accessing information was decreasing the quality, accuracy and consistency of UBC Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) staff work. The primary goal of this … Continue reading "Sharing knowledge and saving time with a Business Glossary and a FAQ tool"
January 10, 2018
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