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Improving finance service delivery through restructuring to a team-based approach in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Previously, the Faculty of Medicine decentralized primary responsibility for finance to units. Each unit had its own administrative staff responsible for budgeting and financial management, who reported directly to the academic head. This structure provided units with control and accountability, but lacked segregation of duties or consistency, and did not give departments access to a … Continue reading "Improving finance service delivery through restructuring to a team-based approach in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC"

June 13, 2016


Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives

In 1975 fuelled by rising energy prices and oil shortages the University of Alberta developed a highly successful energy management program. Building on its success, in 2009 the university recognized the potential to reimagine and broaden the impact this program and in 2011 the university launched the expanded next generation – Envision: Intelligent Energy Reduction. … Continue reading "Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives"

June 13, 2016


SJU Campus Renewal 2015 using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

St. Jerome’s University is federated with the University of Waterloo, and as such is not eligible for direct government funding. For this reason, it was imperative that when we embarked on a major capital expansion that we embraced a process that would reduce our risk exposure, and provide a framework that would allow us to … Continue reading "SJU Campus Renewal 2015 using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)"

April 16, 2015


Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University

On March 31, 2004, the Westray Bill, Bill C-45, was approved by the federal government and established unprecedented legal responsibilities for employers to ensure the safety of the people performing work in their facility. More importantly, Bill C-45 added section 217.1 to the criminal code of Canada, which read: Everyone who undertakes, or has the … Continue reading "Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University"

April 16, 2015


A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University

This application for a CAUBO Quality and Productivity Award outlines Carleton University’s contribution to quality, productivity and institutional innovation through their strategic approach to energy and sustainability with respect to new and existing buildings. Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan establishes sustainability as part of the mission of the institution. This has set the precedent for creating … Continue reading "A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University"

April 16, 2015


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



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