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Transforming the Corporate Card Audit Function

Prior to 2017, Procurement Card auditing was a arduous undertaking at Laurier and was not very effective.  Given the large size of the Corporate Card and Travel Card Programs, Procurement embarked on transforming the entire functionality from staffing to automation of the function to streamline and make it more effective and to mitigate the inherent … Continue reading "Transforming the Corporate Card Audit Function"

June 10, 2019


Improving finance service delivery through mobile financial processing support team (FIPS), University of Toronto Mississauga

UTM is a decentralized environment for finance and each department has its own administrative staff responsible for the financial management of the department. The staff have a reporting relationship directly to the academic head. This model provides departments with control and accountability, but lacks segregation of duties, consistency, and did not give departments access specialized/focused … Continue reading "Improving finance service delivery through mobile financial processing support team (FIPS), University of Toronto Mississauga"

June 10, 2019


Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems

The Dalhousie University Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Office has been strategically restructured aligning program managers with key University risks including; biological, chemical, radiation, fire, and farm safety. These program managers provide expert guidance and oversight to the university and work as a team to accomplish aggressive goals utilizing collaborations with Faculty, Staff and students. … Continue reading "Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems"

June 10, 2019


Wellness Consultations: Accessible, Graduate-Specific Mental Health Support

Graduate students face unique barriers when accessing mental health support, such as navigating dual roles as students and employees (Maldonado, Wiggers, & Arnold, 2013) and fear of reprisal or stigma if supervisors, mentors, or their own undergraduate students find out (Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario, 2018). The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) established the Wellness Consultation … Continue reading "Wellness Consultations: Accessible, Graduate-Specific Mental Health Support"

June 10, 2019


Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)

The Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP) is a multi-phase and modular series of workshops and experiences. It aims to support staff members to become more globally competent institutional representatives in their cross-cultural dealings with students, faculty, staff, and outside communities.   The program is structured into four discrete and sequential blocks of learning. Each … Continue reading "Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)"

June 10, 2019


Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)

The Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP) is a multi-phase and modular series of workshops and experiences. It aims to support staff members to become more globally competent institutional representatives in their cross-cultural dealings with students, faculty, staff, and outside communities.   The program is structured into four discrete and sequential blocks of learning. Each … Continue reading "Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)"

June 10, 2019


Ryerson University Departmental Safety Officer Program

In its continuing effort to embed safety into the culture and operation of every academic and non-academic unit on campus, Ryerson University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department implemented a university-wide system of Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) and Departmental Safety Committees (DSCs). This innovative program is distinctive in three primary ways: 1) while a handful … Continue reading "Ryerson University Departmental Safety Officer Program"

June 10, 2019


Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Information Security is frequently near the top of Canadian universities' priority lists. However, challenges for Canadian Higher Education exist with resourcing and funding a fully functional SOC (Security Operations Center). Carleton University took the approach of modernising their existing Network Operations Centre, partnering with its technology provider, and adding CO-OP students into the operations centre.  The result is … Continue reading "Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)"

June 10, 2019


UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program

Since 2000 UBC’s energy conservation efforts have continued to be enhanced as the program has adapted with new technologies and data analysis tools.  In 2001, following energy audits of UBC's 100 largest facilities, the university launched the $40 million EcoTrek retrofit program. An energy services contract (ESCO) which guaranteed annual energy savings of $2.6 million. … Continue reading "UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program"

June 10, 2019


Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group

To manage complex research infrastructure projects effectively, institutions must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate resources. The institution is also encouraged by funding agencies to adopt a risk-based approach for the management of its portfolio of projects. Before 2010, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) managed its Canada Foundation … Continue reading "Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group"

June 10, 2019


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