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Improving Organizational Safety through a Health and Safety Management System

From Wake-up Call to Transformation In the autumn of 2013 the University of Alberta experienced explosions in two labs, each resulting in significant injuries to a graduate student. The explosions represented a wake-up call, confirming that the university was not doing enough to improve its safety culture. After a review of best practices within both … Continue reading "Improving Organizational Safety through a Health and Safety Management System"

January 23, 2018




Online Faculty Career Data Systems

In August 2016, the Office of the Provost – Faculty Affairs with Information Technology Services launched an online Faculty Leaves system that modernizes an existing time-consuming and paper-driven process. Briefly, Carleton’s academics can now create leave applications, review eligibility, and submit applications in an online environment. Applications are then reviewed online by: the Academic Head … Continue reading "Online Faculty Career Data Systems"

January 25, 2017


McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet

After the 2010 success in developing and implementing the McGill MarketPlace (MMP), a holistic and fully integrated e-Procurement system, McGill University has turned its focus toward equipping its internal stockrooms/stores/services providers (the Stores) with an inventory management solution integrated with MMP. Starting 2015, the implementation of the SciQuest Supplies Manager solution (which was included in … Continue reading "McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet"

January 12, 2017


Process Improvement – Risk Assessment and Inspection

A process improvement team consisting of three staff members from Safety & Risk Services at Simon Fraser University examined the Division’s risk assessment and inspections processes using the Lean Six Sigma methodology, The team’s project charter was to reduce the cycle time to conduct, communicate and follow-up with risk assessments and inspections conducted by Safety and Risk … Continue reading "Process Improvement – Risk Assessment and Inspection"

January 12, 2017


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


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