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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

Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan

In 2008, environmental sustainability was identified as one of Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) seven founding values in 2008. To this end, in 2009, the TRU created the Sustainability Office, to ensure that sustainability would be considered in all university planning initiatives.  While significant sustainability work was accomplished between 2009 and 2013, TRU had not yet … Continue reading "Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan"

June 10, 2019

Breaking silos right from the launch of a strategic planning exercise

“Breaking silos” is often one of the objectives that appear in the strategic plans adopted by universities. At the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS), “breaking silos” was more of a means of carrying out the strategic planning exercise the new administration launched in September 2017. Working without an external consultant, the president’s team fully appropriated the … Continue reading "Breaking silos right from the launch of a strategic planning exercise"

June 10, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing? An Analysis of Prioritization at Six Canadian Universities

This research investigates organizational change in six Canadian universities framed as “prioritization,” which is a ranking method using predefined metrics for the comprehensive review and evaluation of academic and administrative programs. Our research found the following: (a) no prioritization process reached the implementation stage; (b) financial performance was not significantly impacted; (c) differences in pace, … Continue reading "Much Ado About Nothing? An Analysis of Prioritization at Six Canadian Universities"

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May 9, 2019

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