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Canada’s Universities: Cost Pressures, Business Models and Financial Sustainability – Report

Canada’s Universities: Cost Pressures, Business Models and Financial Sustainability - Report

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June 9, 2015



Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office

The success of Queen’s five year $30+ Million PeopleSoft project depended on inclusive project governance, agreement on the scope and priorities, and advanced project management. After the project, there were dozens of enterprise-level projects still to be done, but with no governance processes for prioritizing, sequencing or funding them. Most were business initiatives with a … Continue reading "Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office"

April 16, 2015


Best Value Business Model and Centre of Knowledge Implementation

When the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced their Productivity and Innovation Fund program in the summer of 2013, Western University was quick to jump at the opportunity to submit a proposal to bring the Best Value Business Model (BVBM) to Ontario and to create a Centre of Knowledge for BVBM in Ontario. … Continue reading "Best Value Business Model and Centre of Knowledge Implementation"

April 16, 2015


Creation of PRODIGE, a project management software

Faced with the necessity to innovate and acquire a computerized project management system, a project team of nine employees from the various divisions of the UdeM’s Campus Property Management began analyzing construction project management activities in January 2012. The scope of the project extended well beyond a mere review process. Over the course of the … Continue reading "Creation of PRODIGE, a project management software"

April 16, 2015


A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University

This application for a CAUBO Quality and Productivity Award outlines Carleton University’s contribution to quality, productivity and institutional innovation through their strategic approach to energy and sustainability with respect to new and existing buildings. Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan establishes sustainability as part of the mission of the institution. This has set the precedent for creating … Continue reading "A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University"

April 16, 2015


“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach

McGill’s vision to implement “Satellite Procurement operations” started taking shape in 2009, with the goal to improve customer service and strengthen the impartiality of the procurement process. The model relies heavily on collaboration, building relationships and sharing functional knowledge while focusing on improving customer response time, process efficiencies and cost savings. A value driven and … Continue reading "“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach"

April 16, 2015




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