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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




The “Campus éclatés” Initiative During COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19 have provided the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) with an opportunity to assert what sets it apart as a leading institution committed to education on a human scale, namely the development of students’ skills in a real-world context, innovation, excellence, and the ability to overcome challenges, find solutions and adapt to … Continue reading "The “Campus éclatés” Initiative During COVID-19"

June 15, 2021


Université du Québec’s Bureau de projets immobiliers: Providing Affordable, Expert Consulting Services to Support High-Quality Real Estate Projects Across Québec

Building on the expertise it had gradually developed from 2006 onward, the Bureau de projets immobiliers (BDPI) of the Université du Québec formally came into being in 2017 to provide services to the various institutions belonging to the Université du Québec network, as well as other publicly funded organizations operating in the academic sector, which … Continue reading "Université du Québec’s Bureau de projets immobiliers: Providing Affordable, Expert Consulting Services to Support High-Quality Real Estate Projects Across Québec"

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


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


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