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Tackling Fraud with a Re-engineered Internal Assurance Approach to Enhance Protection of Students’ Interests

In 2021, the University of British Columbia’s Office of Enterprise Risk and Assurance (ERA) performed a fraud risk review engagement for the Vice-President, Students portfolio (VPS) with a trailblazing approach that significantly contributed to strengthening its fraud risk management capabilities at all levels. This game-changing approach involved a coherent collaboration between the Internal Assurance (IA) … Continue reading "Tackling Fraud with a Re-engineered Internal Assurance Approach to Enhance Protection of Students’ Interests"

May 15, 2023

Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification

The McGill Sustainable Workplace Certification program encourages all members of the university community to live, work, and engage in establishing a culture of sustainability on and beyond campus. Originally launched in 2017 and redesigned to accommodate remote work in 2021, the program guides participating teams through four levels of certification (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) … Continue reading "Encouraging Staff Engagement with the Sustainable Workplace Certification"

June 15, 2022

University Systems – Cybersecurity Working Group

The Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) is a cross-divisional team and approach that enables the University of Victoria to improve cybersecurity –  technology, processes, and practices – through projects and continuous improvement. It’s an example of people and process innovation that overcomes limited resources by changing how we work together and empowering leadership and collaboration at … Continue reading "University Systems – Cybersecurity Working Group"

June 15, 2022

Researcher in Residence Program: An initiative to build an enduring municipal and university program of community engaged research for community benefit

 In January 2021, Thompson Rivers University launched a three-year, co-funded community-engaged research model, embedding a researcher-in-residence team in Kamloops City Hall and a series of city-driven projects, with the aim of creating a sustainable bridge between the city and the University. The objective here is the integration of community engaged research  practices over a significant … Continue reading "Researcher in Residence Program: An initiative to build an enduring municipal and university program of community engaged research for community benefit"

June 15, 2022

Risk Based Emergency Response

Following the onset of a global pandemic in 2020, Sheridan closed its campuses and retooled over 3,000 courses for over 25,000 students and all student support services for virtual delivery, to comply with provincial directives preventing in-person teaching and learning on postsecondary campuses. To enable business continuity and retain the engagement of students and employees, … Continue reading "Risk Based Emergency Response"

June 15, 2022

UBC Sauder Hub – Staff and Faculty Intranet

This nomination is for the UBC Sauder Hub (The Hub), an engagement platform used to keep faculty and staff within the UBC Sauder School of Business up-to-date with what’s happening across the school and UBC as a whole. It is used for internal communications, engagement, and sharing resources. It was launched in May 2020 by … Continue reading "UBC Sauder Hub – Staff and Faculty Intranet"

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

University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program

Since August 2020, an enthusiastic and dedicated multidivisional team across the U of T’s three campuses has worked hard to develop, manage, and maintain the U of T Quarantine Program. The Program was developed to encourage and ease the journey of our incoming and returning international students. Specifically, it was intended to provide these students … Continue reading "University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program"

June 15, 2022

Climate Change

Canadian post-secondary institutions are contributors to climate change due to their large geographic, economic and environmental footprint, and also face a number of emerging environmental risks. As such, institutions have a significant role to play in mitigating the impacts of climate change and enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy through their institutional operating practices, community engagement, … Continue reading "Climate Change"

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January 25, 2022

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