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Certificate of Recognition (COR) – Implementing and Auditing your Health and Safety Management System

In 2006 the University of Calgary opted to participate in the Alberta Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) program recognizing employers who have developed and implemented an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) that meets established standards of excellence and awards them with a Certificate of Recognition.   The University’s OHSMS was baseline audited by an … Continue reading "Certificate of Recognition (COR) – Implementing and Auditing your Health and Safety Management System"

June 14, 2016


McGill Health and Wellbeing Program

The objective of the McGill Health and Wellbeing program is to establish a culture of health and wellness at the University by increasing awareness of the benefits of healthy living. The program provides valuable infonnation on both physical and mental health related topics, which are provided through a variety of means: a series oflunch-time presentations … Continue reading "McGill Health and Wellbeing Program"

June 13, 2016


Catalyzing a culture of sustainability at McGill with the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF)

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is a crown jewel of McGill’s sustainability efforts and a best-practice model for universities. The SPF’s main goal is to build a culture of sustainability on McGill’s campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects. The SPF is one of the largest dedicated campus sustainability funds of its kind … Continue reading "Catalyzing a culture of sustainability at McGill with the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF)"

June 13, 2016


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University

Carleton Leader is a bold and innovative approach to leadership development within higher education. It focuses and invests in growing our organizational leadership capacity in faculty and staff so the university is better prepared to face the emerging challenges of our times, collectively and collaboratively.   It is a customized initiative developed for Carleton, by … Continue reading "Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University"

June 13, 2016


Improving finance service delivery through restructuring to a team-based approach in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Previously, the Faculty of Medicine decentralized primary responsibility for finance to units. Each unit had its own administrative staff responsible for budgeting and financial management, who reported directly to the academic head. This structure provided units with control and accountability, but lacked segregation of duties or consistency, and did not give departments access to a … Continue reading "Improving finance service delivery through restructuring to a team-based approach in the Faculty of Medicine, UBC"

June 13, 2016


Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives

In 1975 fuelled by rising energy prices and oil shortages the University of Alberta developed a highly successful energy management program. Building on its success, in 2009 the university recognized the potential to reimagine and broaden the impact this program and in 2011 the university launched the expanded next generation – Envision: Intelligent Energy Reduction. … Continue reading "Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives"

June 13, 2016


40,000 users, one unique experience

With over a hundred employees and 460 student employees, Student Life Services (SLS) is one of the UQAM campus’ largest employers, serving over 40,000 students. Such a large service poses some obvious challenges. How can we share an organizational culture when teams are divided into five distinct services that rarely work together and are not … Continue reading "40,000 users, one unique experience"

April 16, 2015


Winning Strategies For Managing Medical Leaves – A plan sponsor’s approach to absenteeism and managing medical absences

Managing absenteeism successfully in an era of limited resources and growing work demands necessitated a change in the Human Resources philosophy and organizational culture of StFX University. This presentation outlines the practices being used to support employees requiring medical absences. In strengthening vendor partnerships, promoting utilization of the Employee’s Assistance Program and early support of … Continue reading "Winning Strategies For Managing Medical Leaves – A plan sponsor’s approach to absenteeism and managing medical absences"

April 16, 2015


« 40 000 usagers, une expérience unique. »

Avec une centaine d’employées et employés et 460 étudiantes et étudiants à son emploi, les  Services à la vie étudiante (SVE) sont l’un des plus importants employeur sur le campus de l’UQAM, qui dessert 40 000 étudiantes et étudiants. Un service d’une telle ampleur pose des défis évidents. Comment s’imprégner d’une même culture organisationnelle alors … Continue reading "« 40 000 usagers, une expérience unique. »"

April 16, 2015


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