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Redefining Financial Sustainability

Concordia University developed a sustainability policy back in 2015. The policy seeks to integrate four main university pillars of (1) its own operations (2) its research and academic programs (3) its investment approach (4) its funding/financing program. The proposal is with respect to initiatives we have implemented to pillars’ #3 and #4, which in effect redefined how we … Continue reading "Redefining Financial Sustainability"

June 29, 2020


On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform.

The University of Calgary receives over 1400 applications annually from graduate students applying for university scholarships, with most students applying numerous times over their University career. In support of improving the student experience and achieving administrative efficiencies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), in partnership with Information Technologies (IT), developed a secure on-line scholarship application … Continue reading "On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform."

June 29, 2020


Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises

At McMaster University, like other Canadian universities and colleges, has a number of student support departments, also call ancillary services. These are activities the generally fall as secondary to the University’s mission, but are an essential part of student support activities. These services include: Housing and Conference Services, Hospitality and Catering Services, Campus Store, Media … Continue reading "Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises"

June 29, 2020


Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation

McMaster’s commitment to reuse and recycle IT waste has diverted well over 250,000 lbs of electronics waste from landfill since 2009 and provided more than 2,000 lbs of refurbished computers to people in need in 2019 alone. In 2009, McMaster began addressing IT waste with a focus on waste stream diversion through recycling and reuse. … Continue reading "Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation"

June 29, 2020


Nurse Educator Resource Faculty Project

Clinical and field placements are essential to the development of critical thinking and clinical decision-making in nursing education.  The Faculty of Nursing at MacEwan University is responsible to provide approximately 2500 clinical days per academic year to our nursing students. Regulatory nursing education program approval bodies mandate that all students must participate in clinical and … Continue reading "Nurse Educator Resource Faculty Project"

June 29, 2020


Journey to Maturing Health & Safety Culture

Memorial University established a health and safety unit in 2008 and it was included under the umbrella of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) in 2014.  In 2018, Memorial conducted a health and safety climate assessment to examine changes since a previous 2013 safety survey. 1041 respondents (25.9% of employees) participated. The 2013 survey indicated the university … Continue reading "Journey to Maturing Health & Safety Culture"

June 29, 2020


Leadership Fundamentals program for all Leaders at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Leadership Fundamentals is Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s signature leadership development program for Academic Chairs, Program Heads, Supervisors, Manager, Directors and Associate Deans. It is in its 4 year of delivery with over one hundred alumni.  It is comprised of in-person workshops and online learning resources and equips the formal leaders with the  understanding and application of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Leadership Competencies. … Continue reading "Leadership Fundamentals program for all Leaders at Saskatchewan Polytechnic"

June 29, 2020


The Analysis, Planning and Budget (APB) Trend Forecast

McGill’s unrestricted revenues and expenses total over $1.8 billion per year (combined), which means that unrestricted revenue or expense activity averages about $5M per day. The Analysis, Planning and Budget (APB) Trend Forecast was introduced in 2018/2019 to provide every Faculty, service, and administrative unit with a customized annual forecast for their area using their … Continue reading "The Analysis, Planning and Budget (APB) Trend Forecast"

June 29, 2020


Flexible Parking Permits

 Our students wanted more affordable and more flexible parking permit options at the University of Manitoba. They wanted to be able to park less often, without having to pay a premuim to do so. Flexible parking permits are re-shaping how we look at parking permits.  Parking Services ran a flexible permit pilot project that offered … Continue reading "Flexible Parking Permits"

June 29, 2020


Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference

Located in Kamloops/south central BC, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a three and a half hour drive from Vancouver and nearly seven hours from Calgary; the two closest major urban centres. There is a regional population of over a half million people and a variety of small, medium and large organizations. Many practitioners in the … Continue reading "Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference"

June 29, 2020


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