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Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process

Ryerson and Laurier worked closely with Bonfire to ensure their system meets the unique requirements of universities while addressing the new BPS procurement directives. Specifically, Bonfire shaped its system to accommodate the varying forms of procurement styles (e.g., contract A/B and the negotiated RFP model) including higher accountability standards for BPS organizations. The company also … Continue reading "Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process"

April 16, 2014


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

University Manager 2011 Spring

A Fine Balance: Challenges to University Governance, Accountability and Autonomy

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April 17, 2011

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

Video of the evacuation procedures at Ìäcole Polytechnique de MontrÌ©al

This video has shown staff that École Polytechnique de Montréal and its Security Service care about their safety and about the safety of students. This tool is a good example that confirms that the Security Service does not hesitate to devote a great deal of effort to protect them. The five students who produced this … Continue reading "Video of the evacuation procedures at Ìäcole Polytechnique de MontrÌ©al"

April 16, 2009


During Program conceptualization and design, multiple stakeholders were engaged to bring creative input, implementation expertise and community relations support to bear on the initiative. Residence Life staff provided practical advice on how to engage the students in events at times, places and formats that would optimize participation. Student Union leadership communicated directly with the students … Continue reading "Adopt-a-Rez"

April 16, 2008

Finance Certification

Many departments on campus had requested data entry access but had been turned down due to weak internal controls and the lack of a central training program. The development of the Finance Certification program opened up access to the system, which has given many new departments the ability to take control of their financial processes. … Continue reading "Finance Certification"

April 16, 2008

Implementing FAST WebReq at UNBC

Millennium would periodically come to campus and meet with the clients to ensure their needs were met and the WebReq features could be customized for the campus. The stakeholder input resulted in a web-based application the users/department took ownership of and was designed to fit university requirements. A pilot group was then created to review … Continue reading "Implementing FAST WebReq at UNBC"

April 16, 2008

University Contractor Safety and Health Program

The Winnipeg division of the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) and the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association’s Safety, Health and Environment Program (SHEP) have endorsed the University of Manitoba’s Contractor Safety Program and are strong supporters. The Program was presented to Manitoba industry at the Manitoba Construction Safety Conference in 2006. CSAM offers recognition of … Continue reading "University Contractor Safety and Health Program"

April 16, 2008

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