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Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security

Mount Royal University deployed an AI-assisted video surveillance solution that learns what is routine and expected movement in each of its security camera feeds and automatically identifies anomalous activity in real-time and to brings it to the attention of security personnel.  The video system has transformed from a reactive and evidence gathering tool to one that enables … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security"

June 29, 2020


Performance Development Project

In 2020 Trinity Western University (TWU) will complete a multi-year project that redesigned and re-envisioned our staff performance development framework and system.   TWU is post-secondary intuition that is uniquely positioned as a liberal arts university in a competitive job market and needs to attract and retain top employee talent so we can achieve strategic … Continue reading "Performance Development Project"

June 29, 2020


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


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


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


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


Innovative partnership builds community strength at brand new Laurier Brantford YMCA

Collaborative partnerships have been central to the success of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus since it opened to just 39 students in 1999. The Laurier Brantford YMCA, a brand new 120,000-square-foot athletic facility in the heart of Laurier’s Brantford downtown campus, is no exception. Beginning in 2009, Laurier embarked upon a strategic plan to develop … Continue reading "Innovative partnership builds community strength at brand new Laurier Brantford YMCA"

June 29, 2020


Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation

McMaster’s commitment to reuse and recycle IT waste has diverted well over 250,000 lbs of electronics waste from landfill since 2009 and provided more than 2,000 lbs of refurbished computers to people in need in 2019 alone. In 2009, McMaster began addressing IT waste with a focus on waste stream diversion through recycling and reuse. … Continue reading "Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation"

June 29, 2020


Incident and Claims Management Program Integration

Launched in 2014, a new incident and claims management program has made remarkable progress to decrease time-loss claim durations by 57%, decrease WorkSafe insurance surcharges by 69%, generate savings of over $1M on insurance premiums, and ensure that all incidents are reported and fully investigated within new timelines established by WorkSafe.  With the support of … Continue reading "Incident and Claims Management Program Integration"

June 29, 2020


Ergo Fund

Ergonomics-related injuries continue to be one of the most frequent and costly work-related time loss injuries at the University of British Columbia (UBC), accounting for 29% of claims and 21% of claim costs (2015-2019).  In an effort to reduce the risk of overexertion injuries HR’s Ergonomics Program established a centralized Ergo Fund to provide departments … Continue reading "Ergo Fund"

June 29, 2020


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