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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


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


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


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


“The Organizational Resilience Advantage at Royal Roads University” – Creation of the Royal Roads University “Resilience Team”, realigning university operations with enterprise initiatives and optimizing the value of integrating sustainability and enterprise risk management

At Royal Roads University, we are leaders and partners creating an enduring prosperity.  Our teaching and research transforms careers and lives by solving problems and creating opportunities in the world. Positioning for success and ensuring that the organization is fully aligned to achieve its mission, meeting growth and diversification goals, in April 2018 Royal Roads … Continue reading "“The Organizational Resilience Advantage at Royal Roads University” – Creation of the Royal Roads University “Resilience Team”, realigning university operations with enterprise initiatives and optimizing the value of integrating sustainability and enterprise risk management"

June 10, 2019


Much Ado About Nothing? An Analysis of Prioritization at Six Canadian Universities

This research investigates organizational change in six Canadian universities framed as “prioritization,” which is a ranking method using predefined metrics for the comprehensive review and evaluation of academic and administrative programs. Our research found the following: (a) no prioritization process reached the implementation stage; (b) financial performance was not significantly impacted; (c) differences in pace, … Continue reading "Much Ado About Nothing? An Analysis of Prioritization at Six Canadian Universities"

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May 9, 2019


Improving Organizational Safety through a Health and Safety Management System

From Wake-up Call to Transformation In the autumn of 2013 the University of Alberta experienced explosions in two labs, each resulting in significant injuries to a graduate student. The explosions represented a wake-up call, confirming that the university was not doing enough to improve its safety culture. After a review of best practices within both … Continue reading "Improving Organizational Safety through a Health and Safety Management System"

January 23, 2018


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