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University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus

The kiosk theme was a collaborative effort involving University of Toronto Fire Prevention Staff, Toronto Fire Services, and the graphic design studio. The premise was to show partnership in safety and convey a campus environment where students can feel safe. Several preliminary draft ideas were circulated to different stakeholder offices on campus (Student Affairs, Health … Continue reading "University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus"

April 16, 2008


Online Application Process

The initial implementation of the OAP, while based on the traditional paper-based form, was in response to two years of comments received from Portfolio and Budget Managers as well as central office staff. Comments were also received through last year’s training sessions as well as during and after the budget cycle have been considered for … Continue reading "Online Application Process"

April 16, 2008


Online Budget (Template) System

The initial implementation of the OBTS was intended to provide a familiar interface to the budget – albeit through an online web-application. This implementation was guided by the input received from Portfolio Managers and Envelope Managers over two years of implementing the traditional budget process, Comments received through last year’s training sessions (i e, two … Continue reading "Online Budget (Template) System"

April 16, 2008


Open-Plan Program

The University of Alberta has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. Efficient and responsible spending is critical. University Planners and Project Managers work collaboratively and consultatively with the campus community on all design initiatives, encouraging contemporary design and furniture standards All faculties and departments are involved in the development of the general and detailed space … Continue reading "Open-Plan Program"

April 16, 2007


Tri-Council Compliance Project

Specific consultations were not conducted with the research community about this project. However, it is understood that researchers are the primary beneficiaries of improved administrative processes and increased understanding/awareness of Tri-Council guidelines. The effort expended on the administration of research activity has the greatest impact on Research Services and Financial Reporting. Due to the close … Continue reading "Tri-Council Compliance Project"

April 16, 2007


A Transformational Policy Framework

Throughout the policy development process all levels of the institution get involved from subject matter experts to vice-presidential offices. Each posted policy in UAPPOL reflects the input and advice from stakeholders, governance and end-users. Institution-wide involvement is well reflected in the universal acceptance of the acronym “UAPPOL.” Everyone knows the place to find a university-wide … Continue reading "A Transformational Policy Framework"

April 16, 2007


Creating a Coaching Culture

The original pilot project was focused on 1-on-1 coaching and seen as so important by the stakeholders that it was sponsored by: the Association for Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS); Human Resources; the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Medicine. In the first year a total of 76 clients participated, representing: AAPS members (75%), … Continue reading "Creating a Coaching Culture"

April 16, 2006


Diversity Strategy – Aligning people strategies to transform the workplace culture at the University of Saskatchewan in pursuit of a Representative Workforce

Community and stakeholder involvement is a critical component of the diversity strategy. Examples are: – The University partnered with the Province to develop the partnership for Aboriginal employment. – MOU with Wanuskewin Heritage Park to facilitate Aboriginal awareness education. – Discussions with the Aboriginal community resulted in the development of a Conceptual Framework for Aboriginal … Continue reading "Diversity Strategy – Aligning people strategies to transform the workplace culture at the University of Saskatchewan in pursuit of a Representative Workforce"

April 16, 2006


Finance Learning Initiative

The initiative began with four central units (Financial Services, Supply Management Services, Staff & Student Payments and Administrative Information Systems) coming together to provide funding and support. These units freed up operational funds to hire program coordinators and offered their staff members to develop and deliver training. The success of the initiative resulted in expanding … Continue reading "Finance Learning Initiative"

April 16, 2006


Translating Vision in Action

The scorecard was developed as a direct result of the Vision 2010 Strategic Plan. Producing Vision 2010 involved unprecedented consultation with professors, support staff, students, alumni, donors, community and business members in both Anglophone and Francophone communities. Various consultation tools from discussion papers to pizza parties were used to ensure input from a wide net … Continue reading "Translating Vision in Action"

April 16, 2006


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