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Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC

At the UBC we recognize the need to support mental health across the campus community and the country. Traditionally, universities have focused solely on student mental health; without the inclusion of staff and faculty. At UBC, we are creating an environment that focuses on positive mental health for all members of campus. That is why … Continue reading "Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC"

April 16, 2015


Employee Recognition and Awards Streamlining, using Online Nomination Platform

In 2013, Ryerson University launched a centralized recognition and awards program that involved creating a framework for recognition, which includes three components: awards, celebration of service milestones, and leaders’ recognition toolkit for informal recognition. The program implementation is led by a dedicated resource, the Recognition Project Lead, who coordinates the annual awards and years of … Continue reading "Employee Recognition and Awards Streamlining, using Online Nomination Platform"

April 16, 2015


Integrated Academic Program Information: Informing Decisions through Integrated Systems Data Intelligence

York University recently embarked on an institution wide program review (AAPR) that examined every administrative and academic program. A key requirement was the development of a comprehensive data set to support academic programs. York’s Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis designed and developed the data set under the direction of the AAPR data committee. The … Continue reading "Integrated Academic Program Information: Informing Decisions through Integrated Systems Data Intelligence"

April 16, 2015


RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

There are financial aspects to every department of an academic institution, and postsecondary organizations across Canada are facing increased pressure on their budgets and overall accountability. Yet in many cases, faculty and staff who are responsible for managing or administering budgets and money issues have little financial background, and they report not just a lack … Continue reading "RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM"

April 16, 2014



goSAFE

The York University community was actively involved in the reorganization of this service. It was crucial to obtain the feedback and input from the York Community with respect to the demand for service, utilization, experience, and suggestions for improvement. There were focus groups with internal unionized staff members who work in the field and various … Continue reading "goSAFE"

April 16, 2010


Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift

Institutional and cultural transformations are the core goals of this behaviour-change project. As mentioned, Rewire draws upon social-psychology, specifically community-based social marketing (CBSM) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Both approaches have worked to shift behaviour and retain behaviour change over the long-term. By employing the tools and logic of CBSM, we have been able … Continue reading "Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift"

April 16, 2009


Implementing a Quality Management System in a Post-Secondary Institution

Since accomplishing ISO registration, the evolution of the institution is apparent. The most evident of changes is in the clarity of roles and responsibilities amongst staff; an enhanced reputation of DELT amongst other Canadian distance delivery providers; and, DELT’s recognized quality standard of service as acknowledged by several national awards in course development, technology adoption … Continue reading "Implementing a Quality Management System in a Post-Secondary Institution"

April 16, 2009


LIVING Together

The idea for our “LIVING Together” initiative has grown organically from an initial emphasis on sustainability to a fully-fledged program aimed at providing students with innovative and cutting-edge residence life programming. The University has received countless inquiries and/or visits in relation to our sustainability and community engagement activities. As well, our most recent installment within … Continue reading "LIVING Together"

April 16, 2009


Major building retrofit for reduced energy consumption and improved occupant comfort

We’ve worked closely with vendors, campus IT providers and student groups in defining configurations, both generally and specifically. We’ve also worked hand-in-hand with staff in Student and Enrolment Services to promote the program to incoming students. The Laptops 4U program could be implemented relatively easily at other institutions since it is a completely voluntary program … Continue reading "Major building retrofit for reduced energy consumption and improved occupant comfort"

April 16, 2008


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