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UBC Indoor Air Quality Program

The implementation of an indoor air quality program at UBC Vancouver campus. The IAQP involves three key components: (1)An Air Filter Preventive Maintenance Process (2)Subject Matter Experts in Air Filtration (both in-house and external) (3)Supply Management The Air Filtration PM Process involves a degree of inspection that drives the scheduled changes of filter changes throughout … Continue reading "UBC Indoor Air Quality Program"

June 10, 2024


Continuous Improvement Centre of Excellence

In a large and complex organization like UBC, changes — whether planned or unplanned — are constantly happening. The Center of Excellence (CoE) of the Vice-President Finance & Operations (VPFO) Project Management Office (PMO) was created in 2021 to help us navigate these changes. By committing to operational excellence and continuous improvement we can work … Continue reading "Continuous Improvement Centre of Excellence"

June 10, 2024


Digital Research Services: a One-Stop-Shop for Digital Research Support

New digital technologies have profoundly transformed academic research across all disciplines, creating both opportunities and challenges for researchers to turn data into scientific breakthroughs. McGill’s Digital Research Services (DRS) team was formed to create a one-stop-shop to assist researchers in navigating the increasingly complex digital research ecosystem. DRS provides advice and support on three primary … Continue reading "Digital Research Services: a One-Stop-Shop for Digital Research Support"

June 10, 2024



Brock University’s SCADA and Energy Management System

Brock is capitalizing on "big data" collected via its SCADA system to improve energy management, drive carbon reduction and increase community engagement. This is done via a brand-new Energy management solution that includes four components:   a) Utility Bill Management: Streamlines Brock’s invoicing and through an automated utility system that retrieves the invoices and bills … Continue reading "Brock University’s SCADA and Energy Management System"

May 15, 2023


Remote Work Arrangements at the University of Victoria

A principle-based, Remote Work Arrangements (RWA) framework for UVic staff was introduced summer 2021 and reviewed spring of 2022. What sets UVic apart from most other universities is the extent to which UVic undertook to assess the satisfaction, effectiveness, and impact of the 2021 framework to inform enhancements made in fall 2022. The review included … Continue reading "Remote Work Arrangements at the University of Victoria"

May 15, 2023


McMaster University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy – “MacCheck” Vaccine Validation

Transferability  In August 2021, following a prolonged period of remote work and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, McMaster University determined it would implement a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as part of its health and safety strategy to return to campus. With only three weeks’ lead time before the Fall term, a cross-functional team of professionals led … Continue reading "McMaster University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy – “MacCheck” Vaccine Validation"

May 15, 2023


Fostering Newcomer Employability and Community Integration through English Language Training

There is clear evidence that newcomers to Canada, including refugees and equity-deserving persons, face challenges to integration. Their educational credentials are often not recognized or require the development of additional skills. They find themselves in low-income jobs or part-time work. Given the need to improve community integration and newcomer employability, universities have a key role … Continue reading "Fostering Newcomer Employability and Community Integration through English Language Training"

May 15, 2023


Tackling Fraud with a Re-engineered Internal Assurance Approach to Enhance Protection of Students’ Interests

In 2021, the University of British Columbia’s Office of Enterprise Risk and Assurance (ERA) performed a fraud risk review engagement for the Vice-President, Students portfolio (VPS) with a trailblazing approach that significantly contributed to strengthening its fraud risk management capabilities at all levels. This game-changing approach involved a coherent collaboration between the Internal Assurance (IA) … Continue reading "Tackling Fraud with a Re-engineered Internal Assurance Approach to Enhance Protection of Students’ Interests"

May 15, 2023


A Powerful Organizational Health Index Developed by and for the Université de Sherbrooke Community

The Université de Sherbrooke custom-developed an organizational health index (OHI) in 2020 for, and in conjunction with, its community. Spearheaded by the institution’s senior administration, the initiative was an ambitious one, and its success was contingent on obtaining the buy-in and commitment of community members. A questionnaire was sent to the entire university community to … Continue reading "A Powerful Organizational Health Index Developed by and for the Université de Sherbrooke Community"

May 15, 2023


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