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Ensuring Job Security Through Dining and Janitorial Services Contracts at SFU

Post-secondary institutions have a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the social infrastructure of the communities in which they are imbedded. As Canada’s leading engaged university, SFU undertook an innovative and socially progressive approach to awarding its $15M annual dining services contract with the objective of leveraging its purchasing power to positively impact the … Continue reading "Ensuring Job Security Through Dining and Janitorial Services Contracts at SFU"

January 22, 2018

Optimizing Value for Money: Making Connections & Stretching Public Dollars

A strategic review of sales and University-wide savings optimization looked at the University Campus Store and Media Production Services (MOS) to determine whether each unit was capturing all of the sales it could based on department annual spending compared to their product offerings. After an extensive review of spend activity across the University it became … Continue reading "Optimizing Value for Money: Making Connections & Stretching Public Dollars"

January 25, 2017

Changing the Course of Student Residences

Historically Vancouver Island University was a community college which served a local catchment area on Vancouver Island.  In 2008 an amendment to the University Act of BC designated VIU as a university.  This change began to have two effects on the campus.  Firstly, it drastically enlarged the catchment area of the institution and created demand … Continue reading "Changing the Course of Student Residences"

January 9, 2017

University Manager 2013 Summer

Looking at Ancillary Services through a Wide Lens: Maximizing Revenue from Ancillary Services

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June 17, 2013

University Manager 2013 Spring

Revenue from Real Estate: Land as a Revenue Generator for Canadian Universities and Colleges | To Self-assess or not to Self-assess: When to Pay GST/HST on Imported Goods

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April 17, 2013

University Manager 2012 Summer

State of Mind – Addressing Mental Health Issues on University Campuses | Student Housing Workshop: A Thought Provoking Discussion | Effective Implementation of IT Governance – From Top to Bottom

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September 17, 2012

University Manager 2010 Spring

The Future is in the ‘Cards’: Changes in the Credit/Debit Card Environment | FFELP (Federal Family Education Loan Program)

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April 16, 2010

Portal Partnership Links Windsor to International Online Solutions

Stakeholder involvement was an integral part of the planning and implementation of this large and complex project. In the fall of 2007 the project team consulted with deans and others in the eight Faculties and with four university-wide management groups (Administration Executive Group, President’s Executive Committee, Managers and Supervisors Group and the Senior Management Group). … Continue reading "Portal Partnership Links Windsor to International Online Solutions"

April 16, 2008

The Laurier One Card It’s All You Really Need

The entire WLU community has been involved with the OneCard program from its very beginnings. Both senior administration at Laurier and the WLU Students’ Union were instrumental in deploying the system and both parties continue to shape the future direction of the program. The administration and Students’ Union each have 50% représentation on the Food … Continue reading "The Laurier One Card It’s All You Really Need"

April 16, 2006

Healthy and Safe Work Environment for Caretakers

The Caretaking Steering team had sponsorship from the AVP, Human Resources and the AVP, Physical Plant. The membership of the committee included Caretaking staff, Rehabilitation Services, CUPE 2361 representatives, Occupational Health and Safety, the AVP, Housing and Ancillary Services, and Human Resources. The task teams that were created in response to the caretaker’s focus groups … Continue reading "Healthy and Safe Work Environment for Caretakers"

April 16, 2004

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