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Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) developed a Transparent Activity-Based Budget System (TABBS) in 2012. This model has a new approach for allocating provincial operating funding, tuition and indirect costs. Indirect costs are defined as the operating costs of the administrative/support units and also central funds. One component of indirect costs is the cost of space, … Continue reading "Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data"

June 29, 2020


Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool

As the third province in Canada, Nova Scotia passed the Accessibility Act in April 2017. Administered by the Minister of Justice, the purpose of the Act is for the entire province to be accessible by 2030. In April 2020, the Nova Scotia Justice Department will prescribed post-secondary institutions as public sector bodies making them legislatively … Continue reading "Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool"

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


Planning for progress: Ancillary services’ multi-year strategic plans contribute to bottom-line success. Excellence in Administrative Efficiency – McMaster University

Over the last several years, the ancillary services group at McMaster University has generated a financial about-face, moving out of deficits and paying off debts while covering all of their own costs, including market-rate rent of approximately $5.5 million yearly, plus utilities and capital costs, as well as making additional annual financial contributions of $3.5 … Continue reading "Planning for progress: Ancillary services’ multi-year strategic plans contribute to bottom-line success. Excellence in Administrative Efficiency – McMaster University"

June 29, 2020


Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises

At McMaster University, like other Canadian universities and colleges, has a number of student support departments, also call ancillary services. These are activities the generally fall as secondary to the University’s mission, but are an essential part of student support activities. These services include: Housing and Conference Services, Hospitality and Catering Services, Campus Store, Media … Continue reading "Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises"

June 29, 2020


Implementation of TEM2 (Chrome River) Expense Reimbursement System

In the spring of 2018, Saskatchewan Polytechnic rolled out a new electronic expense claim system – TEM2 (Chrome River) – that has greatly improved efficiency and user satisfaction. After several years using the suboptimal TEM1 (Travel and Expense Management) for submission of expense claims, Sask Polytech now has a best in-class expense claim system available for its employees. … Continue reading "Implementation of TEM2 (Chrome River) Expense Reimbursement System"

June 29, 2020


Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference

Located in Kamloops/south central BC, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a three and a half hour drive from Vancouver and nearly seven hours from Calgary; the two closest major urban centres. There is a regional population of over a half million people and a variety of small, medium and large organizations. Many practitioners in the … Continue reading "Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference"

June 29, 2020



Tri-Agency Transition Resources

Transition to the New Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) launched the Tri-Agency Financial Administration initiative in 2017 with a focus on the following three key areas: moving to a more flexible approach to the administration and use of grant funds, bringing significant changes to the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial … Continue reading "Tri-Agency Transition Resources"

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November 22, 2019


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