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Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The 18-month strategic planning and consultation process invited the whole campus community to contribute through a collection of online and in-person conversations, group and individual interviews, open houses, and review of draft documents. Using a proven model for effective strategic planning, the … Continue reading "Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 24, 2017


Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The engagement process invited the entire campus community to contribute through a combination of online and in-person conversations. Based on a proven model for effective strategic planning, the engagement process produced many wide-ranging benefits. This session will provide a high level overview … Continue reading "Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 17, 2017


Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University

McGill University’s Sustainability Strategy, Vision 2020, was the product of a deeply collaborative community engagement process initiated by McGill’s Office of Sustainability in February 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, over 1,500 people, representing a broad, diverse cross-section of the McGill community, were engaged in the creation of the Strategy at over 35 events, including world-café … Continue reading "Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University"

January 9, 2017


SFU Zero Waste Initiative

In January 2014, SFU launched its Zero Waste initiative, with the aim of diverting 70% of waste from landfill, while doubling the amount recycled or composted. This goal was adopted in the SFU Sustainability Strategic Plan (2013-16) and has strong administrative support. The Zero Waste Initiative has employed infrastructure improvements, cross-departmental governance, a comprehensive communication … Continue reading "SFU Zero Waste Initiative"

June 14, 2016


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


Collaborative Development of a Governance and Reporting Framework for Land Development Activities

Land is one of the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) key assets. In addition to its core campus lands, UNB owns significant endowment lands, many of which are used directly for teaching and research.   In 2003, UNB adopted a Land Management Strategy (LMS) that provided an administrative framework for the co-ordinated management of our … Continue reading "Collaborative Development of a Governance and Reporting Framework for Land Development Activities"

June 13, 2016


Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office

The success of Queen’s five year $30+ Million PeopleSoft project depended on inclusive project governance, agreement on the scope and priorities, and advanced project management. After the project, there were dozens of enterprise-level projects still to be done, but with no governance processes for prioritizing, sequencing or funding them. Most were business initiatives with a … Continue reading "Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office"

April 16, 2015


Partnership agreement between the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) for maintaining, evolving and developing IT systems.

First and foremost, UQO, UQAT and UQAR sought to share each university’s customized IT systems and equitably pool the organizational resources devoted to maintaining, evolving and developing these IT systems. Collectively, five analysts and five programmers (four at UQO, four at UQAR and two at UQAT) were assigned to the partnership. The agreement also aimed … Continue reading "Partnership agreement between the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) for maintaining, evolving and developing IT systems."

April 16, 2015


Memorial’s New Employee Orientation Program

Recognizing the value of orienting new employees into the university’s culture early in their career, Memorial’s Department of Human Resources (HR) developed a comprehensive, multi-component approach to new employee orientation. Through a needs assessment that included focus groups, research and a review of best practices, HR designed an innovative, economically sustainable program that integrates face-to-face … Continue reading "Memorial’s New Employee Orientation Program"

April 16, 2015


University Manager 2014 Fall

Unlocking the potential of collaborative procurement Governance and management underpin a university’s credit rating

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September 17, 2014


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