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Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2021, Wilfrid Laurier University became the first Canadian university to adopt the newly launched Pitney Bowes ParcelPoint™ Smart Lockers.  The successful pilot at the Waterloo campus has already led to expansion of the smart lockers to the Brantford campus. Investing into this innovative technology has enabled Distribution Services to change its delivery model for … Continue reading "Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University"

June 15, 2022


Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)

Electrical power production in Ontario is changing from centralized to decentralized. The commercial availability of renewable energy and energy storage technologies have made big strides forward. As such, in a landscape with increasing risks to campus operations, Laurier elected to develop an energy strategy that would improve climate adaptation, progress reliability and resiliency of energy … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2022


Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice

Recent studies have begun to document the importance of building a project management community of practice (CoP) in academic settings, particularly research administration (Lehman, 2017; Wedekind & Philbin, 2018). Benefits of CoPs include improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness and improving the confidence and connectedness of staff in increasingly complex and uncertain environments (Lee et al., … Continue reading "Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice"

June 15, 2022


Surplus Furniture Program

Our Surplus Furniture Program simplifies repurposing furniture within the university, reducing our environmental impact while creating a surplus inventory where departments can reduce furniture costs and the university can create revenue while increasing its resilience amid COVID and supply chain interruptions. Two critical elements necessary for this program’s success are furniture standardization and warehouse space … Continue reading "Surplus Furniture Program"

June 15, 2022


The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice

With restrictions imposed on our operations and work from home measures due to the ongoing pandemic, Hospitality Concordia had to evolve its offering to meet the needs of its community for events. We quickly recognized that we had to support virtual events as a means for academics to further their research and starting in spring 2020 … Continue reading "The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice"

June 15, 2022


Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)

The Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) is a community-based initiative housed in the department of Facilities Management, in partnership with various departments and student groups, and is a key initiative of the Zero Waste Concordia program. CUCCR collects and diverts materials that would otherwise be treated as waste, and makes them available to the general public, … Continue reading "Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)"

June 15, 2022


Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)

The Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES) will enable TRU to economically and resiliently achieve carbon neutrality before 2030, securing TRU’s place as one of the most sustainable universities in the world. This 10-year building project is forecasted by its developer, Creative Energy, to realize a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas … Continue reading "Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)"

June 15, 2022


File Cabinets for Sale: All-Electronic Student Record System

The Université de Montréal (UdeM) has initiated a project to modernize student record management. Previously, there were multiple documents on file for every student, spread out across different physical and electronic locations. UdeM therefore decided to create a single electronic student record (Dossier Étudiant Électronique Unique or DÉÉU) to cover everything from admissions to archives. … Continue reading "File Cabinets for Sale: All-Electronic Student Record System"

June 15, 2022


Revamp of the Espace recherche + création Portal at the Université du Québec: An Invaluable Tool for Developing Research Opportunities

The Espace recherche + création (ERC) portal (https://erc.uquebec.ca/) was initially developed by the Université du Québec (UQ) in 2004 to share funding and award opportunities (grants, fellowships, etc.) with researchers working within the UQ network. A technological overhaul of this highly useful resource was required to address emerging needs and better meet the expectations of the research … Continue reading "Revamp of the Espace recherche + création Portal at the Université du Québec: An Invaluable Tool for Developing Research Opportunities"

June 15, 2022



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