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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

McMaster University: Employment Equity Facilitator Program

The Employment Equity Facilitator Program is an institutional initiative developed to support the effective implementation of McMaster University’s Employment Equity Framework.  Established in 2019, the program trains, supports and coordinates a decentralized team of McMaster faculty members and staff hiring managers to participate on Search Committees as process consultants, as well as facilitate the advancement … Continue reading "McMaster University: Employment Equity Facilitator Program"

May 15, 2023

Transformational Risk and Assurance Services

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has been on a multi-year and multi-hundred-million-dollar large transformation journey to replace and modernize its Human Resources, Finance, and Student systems and processes to facilitate improved collaboration, innovation, and agility, thereby known as the Integrated Renewal Program (IRP). The Office of Enterprise Risk and Assurance (ERA) has created a … Continue reading "Transformational Risk and Assurance Services"

May 15, 2023

A Powerful Organizational Health Index Developed by and for the Université de Sherbrooke Community

The Université de Sherbrooke custom-developed an organizational health index (OHI) in 2020 for, and in conjunction with, its community. Spearheaded by the institution’s senior administration, the initiative was an ambitious one, and its success was contingent on obtaining the buy-in and commitment of community members. A questionnaire was sent to the entire university community to … Continue reading "A Powerful Organizational Health Index Developed by and for the Université de Sherbrooke Community"

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

Strategic Procurement at McMaster University

McMaster’s focus on sustainability, including climate change sparked this strategic project partnering with students and university suppliers to align buying practices with our sustainability commitments, intersecting social and environmental impacts with economic considerations. The outcome is that products and services are evaluated for best value with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social change. Strategic Procurement … Continue reading "Strategic Procurement at McMaster University"

June 15, 2022

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