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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


Journey to Maturing Health & Safety Culture

Memorial University established a health and safety unit in 2008 and it was included under the umbrella of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) in 2014.  In 2018, Memorial conducted a health and safety climate assessment to examine changes since a previous 2013 safety survey. 1041 respondents (25.9% of employees) participated. The 2013 survey indicated the university … Continue reading "Journey to Maturing Health & Safety Culture"

June 29, 2020


Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion Program

Beginning in 2014, the University of Calgary Campus Security initiated a project to modernize its Security Operations Centre (SOC) with the goal of increasing campus safety and efficiency.  The initial scope of the project included the replacement of the existing analog cameras and the development of a video management system. This project was a significant … Continue reading "Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion 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


Staff Job Design, Evaluation and Compensation

In collaboration with the University of Western Ontario Staff Association, supervisors and administrators across campus, Human Resource staff developed and implemented a sustainable, effective and efficient job evaluation system for staff roles supporting student experience, administration and the research enterprise. The work began a number of years ago when discussions with the union representatives identified concerns … Continue reading "Staff Job Design, Evaluation and Compensation"

June 10, 2019



Improving Understandability and Impact: Applying a Well-being Lens to Policies and Procedures

Overview As part of the internationally recognized Healthy Campus Community Initiative at Simon Fraser University, Policy and Processes is one of six identified action areas. Through a partnership between SFU’s Health Promotion team and Associate Registrar, the Well-being through SFU Policy project has engaged diverse campus stakeholders in recognizing and adapting policies, procedures and process … Continue reading "Improving Understandability and Impact: Applying a Well-being Lens to Policies and Procedures"

January 23, 2017


Say Thanks – Informal Employee Recognition Initiative

In October 2015, Ryerson University launched a new informal recognition initiative called Say Thanks as part of its larger employee recognition program. The initiative’s objectives are to: Strengthen a culture of appreciation Encourage Ryerson values Increase employee engagement An earlier employee engagement survey had identified perceptions by employees of value and recognition, particularly at the … Continue reading "Say Thanks – Informal Employee Recognition Initiative"

January 20, 2017


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