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My Convocation

A project team was struck consisting of knowledgeable representatives from the Office of University Events and Community Relations (ceremonial aspect), the Registrar’s Office (diplomas, convocation program, student records), and the Student Information Systems team (overall technical design) . The RO also acted on behalf of the Alumni Office to ensure the information they required would … Continue reading "My Convocation"

April 16, 2008


Innovative Waste Management Program at Concordia University

Concordia’s waste management program has involved dozens of stakeholders directly involved or affected by the project: – Waste and recycling audits were conducted by the Environmental Coordinator and students obtaining class credits in exchange for their research, plus over twenty student volunteers who helped sort the waste. Custodial Services and Environmental Health and Safety were … Continue reading "Innovative Waste Management Program at Concordia University"

April 16, 2007


Internal Control Review Project (ICRP) (Control Environment Assesment)

The members of the Internal Control Review Project Team were involved in the review of the individual statements that were adapted from the COSO model. Members recommended changes which typically involved semantics without compromising context. A demonstration session was then held with all team members, to determine approximate time to conduct a session and to … Continue reading "Internal Control Review Project (ICRP) (Control Environment Assesment)"

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


Uvic’s WebVote System for Elections, Referenda and Surveys

More than 50 elections have been conducted over the past 6 years, and have demonstrated the value of extending accessibility to students and faculty who may be working at off-campus locations. Almost all elections, including to Senate and Board of Governors, Faculty ratifications, Convocation and Student Society elections, are now conducted using WebVote. WebVote supports … Continue reading "Uvic’s WebVote System for Elections, Referenda and Surveys"

April 16, 2007


Benchmarking: a Sustainable Approach to Quality Improvement

One of the successful components of the Benchmarking Model is the involvement of stakeholders in every step of the process. – Directors determine benchmarking projects by consulting with their employees – Steering Committee (comprised of Managers and Directors) approves projects and implementation strategies – Cross Functional Team is formed representing all stakeholders in the process … Continue reading "Benchmarking: a Sustainable Approach to Quality Improvement"

April 16, 2007


Managing major construction projects on-time, on-budget and on-ethic ‰ÛÒ a holistic approach

The Construction Control Group has empowered the frontline stakeholders to do “the right thing” every time. The process has involved Board members, the President’s team, the executing departments – all the way through to the enthusiastic installation of faculty and students in the new facilities. The broad participation has created a sense of tangible personal … Continue reading "Managing major construction projects on-time, on-budget and on-ethic ‰ÛÒ a holistic approach"

April 16, 2007


Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Disbursement Process at UBC

The project was developed and implemented through close consultation with a number of stakeholders from the UBC campus community, including the BPR (Business Process Re-Engineering) team, the Finance Educational Advisory Committee, the CFBA (Committee of Faculty Business Administrators) group, the Travel Committee, the PeopleSoft FMS Advisory Group, the PeopleSoft Steering Committee, and the Audit Committee. … Continue reading "Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Disbursement Process at UBC"

April 16, 2006


Automating the Risk Self-Assessment Process Using a Website Interface

By its nature, the methodology involves obtaining self-assessments from all administrative and academic department heads. In addition, senior management and other key stakeholders that included amongst others, deans of multidepartment faculties, members of finance and planning and budget and academic staff are periodically surveyed by Internal Audit to provide individual assessments and ranking of identified … Continue reading "Automating the Risk Self-Assessment Process Using a Website Interface"

April 16, 2006


Ryerson University – Financial Services’ Document Management System

The process that led to the implementation of this system began in 1999 when group of individuals representing the owners of the major ERP systems at the university met to investigate the state of the technology and determine if a product was available that would meet the needs of the university. After investigating the technology … Continue reading "Ryerson University – Financial Services’ Document Management System"

April 16, 2006


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