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Maintaining academic continuity in clinical practicums associated with health profession programs at the University of Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health profession students at the University of Toronto (U of T) were withdrawn from clinical placements in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic due to concerns about community spread and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). This clinical training is necessary to meet program and professional regulatory requirements. The pausing of clinical placements … Continue reading "Maintaining academic continuity in clinical practicums associated with health profession programs at the University of Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic"

June 15, 2021


Promoting Engaging, Accessible, and Sustainable Virtual Events

In response to the increase of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGill Office of Sustainability launched its Sustainable Virtual Event certification program with the goal of promoting sustainability and accessibility for virtual events. An adaptation of the successful McGill Sustainable Events certification program, which has certified more than 300 events since 2017, … Continue reading "Promoting Engaging, Accessible, and Sustainable Virtual Events"

June 15, 2021


UVic’s Shared Resources Program

The Shared Resources program was developed to redeploy UVic employees on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and to provide a mechanism for UVic departments to share capacity among staff based on increased or decreased workloads. UVic’s response to COVID-19, as with most universities, created a surge in demand for services in some departments, and a lack of … Continue reading "UVic’s Shared Resources Program"

June 15, 2021


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


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


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