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SFU vault: A Cloud Storage and File Sharing Solution for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Simon Fraser University required a FIPPA compliant, enterprise file synchronization and sharing solution hosted in our SFU data centre, on our servers, using our storage. SFU vault was the solution. Initially launched in December 2015, SFU vault provides easy file sharing between teams or individual users to assist in the various projects undertaken by University … Continue reading "SFU vault: A Cloud Storage and File Sharing Solution for Faculty, Staff, and Students"

January 26, 2017


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


Managing campus expansion in an era of climate change

Through ten years of comprehensive climate action, the University of Winnipeg has made quantitative reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions while showing strong leadership and innovation in GHG emission tracking, policy development, management, and reporting.  Between 1990 and 2015, absolute campus wide emissions decreased by approximately 32% despite the fact that 38% of currently owned … Continue reading "Managing campus expansion in an era of climate change"

January 25, 2017


Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University

McGill University’s Sustainability Strategy, Vision 2020, was the product of a deeply collaborative community engagement process initiated by McGill’s Office of Sustainability in February 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, over 1,500 people, representing a broad, diverse cross-section of the McGill community, were engaged in the creation of the Strategy at over 35 events, including world-café … Continue reading "Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University"

January 9, 2017




Asbestos Tracker

Most of the buildings constructed on the St. George Campus prior to the 1980s contain asbestos in products such as fireproofing, pipe insulation and reinforcement in floor tiles and drywall compound. Government regulations require buildings to be inspected, asbestos-containing materials identified and reports to be provided to building occupants and operators which can be kept … Continue reading "Asbestos Tracker"

June 14, 2016


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