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FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website

Facilities Management Maintaining a campus that supports our community The Mount Royal University Facilities Management department is responsible for the maintenance and growth of our internal and external environment. Facilities Management supports our community by providing services that save money, time and resources. Some of the services include, the cleanliness of the building, furniture, way-finding, … Continue reading "FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website"

June 29, 2020


On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform.

The University of Calgary receives over 1400 applications annually from graduate students applying for university scholarships, with most students applying numerous times over their University career. In support of improving the student experience and achieving administrative efficiencies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), in partnership with Information Technologies (IT), developed a secure on-line scholarship application … Continue reading "On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform."

June 29, 2020


Planning a Research Trajectory: Strategies for Success

What if every University could set new faculty members up to have successful research trajectories early on in their careers? Starting in 2018, a team within University of Waterloo’s Office of Research set out to do just that.  Rather than continuing to offer piecemeal introductions to the variety of services available, the team members wanted … Continue reading "Planning a Research Trajectory: Strategies for Success"

June 29, 2020


En Route to Safety Program

Laurier’s Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) department created the En Route to Safety program after identifying that in Ontario – and across North America – Motor Vehicle Incidents (MVIs) remain the leading cause of workplace traumatic fatalities. On Laurier’s sprawling, urban, multi-campus setting, staff, students and faculty move from one building, location or city the next … Continue reading "En Route to Safety Program"

June 29, 2020



Ryerson University Departmental Safety Officer Program

In its continuing effort to embed safety into the culture and operation of every academic and non-academic unit on campus, Ryerson University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department implemented a university-wide system of Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) and Departmental Safety Committees (DSCs). This innovative program is distinctive in three primary ways: 1) while a handful … Continue reading "Ryerson University Departmental Safety Officer Program"

June 10, 2019


Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group

To manage complex research infrastructure projects effectively, institutions must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate resources. The institution is also encouraged by funding agencies to adopt a risk-based approach for the management of its portfolio of projects. Before 2010, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) managed its Canada Foundation … Continue reading "Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group"

June 10, 2019


Endowment System

fsdds In the 2017 University Investment Survey there were 72 Universities with Endowment Funds that support institutional missions providing financial support for scholarships, bursaries, awards and research centres (etc.). In 2015, we asked other Canadian Universities what systems are used to administer and track endowments (i.e. tracking endowment spending and market value, determining budget amounts, … Continue reading "Endowment System"

June 10, 2019


Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan

In 2008, environmental sustainability was identified as one of Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) seven founding values in 2008. To this end, in 2009, the TRU created the Sustainability Office, to ensure that sustainability would be considered in all university planning initiatives.  While significant sustainability work was accomplished between 2009 and 2013, TRU had not yet … Continue reading "Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan"

June 10, 2019


Addressing Climate Change: U of T’s Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – An Innovative Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund

The Utilities Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF), established in 2012, is UofT’s innovative approach to implementing a green revolving fund. This forward-looking project directly satisfies the commitments made by the university in the President’s 2016 report Beyond Divestment: Taking Decisive Action on Climate Change, as well as the mandate of the Committee on the Environment, Climate … Continue reading "Addressing Climate Change: U of T’s Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – An Innovative Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund"

January 11, 2018


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