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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


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


“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach

McGill’s vision to implement “Satellite Procurement operations” started taking shape in 2009, with the goal to improve customer service and strengthen the impartiality of the procurement process. The model relies heavily on collaboration, building relationships and sharing functional knowledge while focusing on improving customer response time, process efficiencies and cost savings. A value driven and … Continue reading "“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach"

April 16, 2015


University Manager 2014 Winter

Mutual Benefit: The Relationship between Universities & Government, A New Era of Biosafety and Security is Dawning, Collaborative Procurement in Post-Secondary Education:The Attributes of a Successful Consortium, The Big Picture: Developing Energy Management Plans for University Campuses

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January 17, 2014


University Manager 2012 Fall

The Section 211 Marathon – A Test of Endurance | The Long Game: The Importance of Political Sustainability in University Management | Review of University Endowment and Pension Funds

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September 17, 2012



University Manager 2011 Spring

A Fine Balance: Challenges to University Governance, Accountability and Autonomy

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April 17, 2011


Improving service to students with special needs: A collaborative, pan-university initiative

Extensive stakeholder and community consultation occurred during the different phases of this project. Input was sought from students, staff and faculty as follows: – Individual student interviews and student focus groups; – Student testing of systems, communications, workflow; – Faculty focus groups; – Review by governance committees and other committees/departments at York (Senate Committee on … Continue reading "Improving service to students with special needs: A collaborative, pan-university initiative"

April 16, 2007


Staff Fitness Program

The McGill Staff Fitness Program is truly a McGill community team initiative that involves academic staff, administrative and support staff, the central administration, and students. The vision and concept for the McGill Staff Fitness Program were developed by three individuals: Kate Williams, former Director, University Relations, Jill Barker, Assistant Manager, Recreation and Fitness, Department of … Continue reading "Staff Fitness Program"

April 16, 2005


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