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Brock University’s SCADA and Energy Management System

Brock is capitalizing on "big data" collected via its SCADA system to improve energy management, drive carbon reduction and increase community engagement. This is done via a brand-new Energy management solution that includes four components:   a) Utility Bill Management: Streamlines Brock’s invoicing and through an automated utility system that retrieves the invoices and bills … Continue reading "Brock University’s SCADA and Energy Management System"

May 15, 2023

Sheridan College- mobile onecard project

At Sheridan we are embarking on an ambitious 5 year plan to modernize and become a digital campus using people-centric technology that enhances the student experience and allows staff the capacity to effectively carry out their work.   Sheridan College is the first College in Canada to launch a fully functional (Student ID) mobile onecard in … Continue reading "Sheridan College- mobile onecard project"

May 15, 2023

Athletics+Technology+Academics=The new equation for belonging-SMU Esports

For many students, school environments can mean getting lost rather than allowing one to find their own path. It’s important to focus on personalized learning, building campus community, and cultivating a sense of belonging for all students, especially those at who are at a higher risk for dropping out. Establishing community both in and out … Continue reading "Athletics+Technology+Academics=The new equation for belonging-SMU Esports"

May 15, 2023

Remote Work Arrangements at the University of Victoria

A principle-based, Remote Work Arrangements (RWA) framework for UVic staff was introduced summer 2021 and reviewed spring of 2022. What sets UVic apart from most other universities is the extent to which UVic undertook to assess the satisfaction, effectiveness, and impact of the 2021 framework to inform enhancements made in fall 2022. The review included … Continue reading "Remote Work Arrangements at the University of Victoria"

May 15, 2023

Employee E-Bike Loan Program

The University of Victoria is dedicated to supporting and promoting sustainable transportation choices and infrastructure for the campus community, lowering emissions, and supporting healthy communities. The goal of the Employee E-Bike Loan Pilot Program is to further accelerate sustainable transportation options for commuting to campus and across the Greater Victoria area by incentivizing the purchase … Continue reading "Employee E-Bike Loan Program"

May 15, 2023

Fostering Newcomer Employability and Community Integration through English Language Training

There is clear evidence that newcomers to Canada, including refugees and equity-deserving persons, face challenges to integration. Their educational credentials are often not recognized or require the development of additional skills. They find themselves in low-income jobs or part-time work. Given the need to improve community integration and newcomer employability, universities have a key role … Continue reading "Fostering Newcomer Employability and Community Integration through English Language Training"

May 15, 2023

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

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