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Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2021, Wilfrid Laurier University became the first Canadian university to adopt the newly launched Pitney Bowes ParcelPoint™ Smart Lockers.  The successful pilot at the Waterloo campus has already led to expansion of the smart lockers to the Brantford campus. Investing into this innovative technology has enabled Distribution Services to change its delivery model for … Continue reading "Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University"

June 15, 2022


Surplus Furniture Program

Our Surplus Furniture Program simplifies repurposing furniture within the university, reducing our environmental impact while creating a surplus inventory where departments can reduce furniture costs and the university can create revenue while increasing its resilience amid COVID and supply chain interruptions. Two critical elements necessary for this program’s success are furniture standardization and warehouse space … Continue reading "Surplus Furniture Program"

June 15, 2022


The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice

With restrictions imposed on our operations and work from home measures due to the ongoing pandemic, Hospitality Concordia had to evolve its offering to meet the needs of its community for events. We quickly recognized that we had to support virtual events as a means for academics to further their research and starting in spring 2020 … Continue reading "The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice"

June 15, 2022


Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification

The McGill Sustainable Workplace Certification program encourages all members of the university community to live, work, and engage in establishing a culture of sustainability on and beyond campus. Originally launched in 2017 and redesigned to accommodate remote work in 2021, the program guides participating teams through four levels of certification (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) … Continue reading "Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification"

June 15, 2022


Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)

The Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) is a community-based initiative housed in the department of Facilities Management, in partnership with various departments and student groups, and is a key initiative of the Zero Waste Concordia program. CUCCR collects and diverts materials that would otherwise be treated as waste, and makes them available to the general public, … Continue reading "Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)"

June 15, 2022


File Cabinets for Sale: All-Electronic Student Record System

The Université de Montréal (UdeM) has initiated a project to modernize student record management. Previously, there were multiple documents on file for every student, spread out across different physical and electronic locations. UdeM therefore decided to create a single electronic student record (Dossier Étudiant Électronique Unique or DÉÉU) to cover everything from admissions to archives. … Continue reading "File Cabinets for Sale: All-Electronic Student Record System"

June 15, 2022





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