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Athletics+Technology+Academics=The new equation for belonging-SMU Esports

For many students, school environments can mean getting lost rather than allowing one to find their own path. It’s important to focus on personalized learning, building campus community, and cultivating a sense of belonging for all students, especially those at who are at a higher risk for dropping out. Establishing community both in and out … Continue reading "Athletics+Technology+Academics=The new equation for belonging-SMU Esports"

May 15, 2023


Employee E-Bike Loan Program

The University of Victoria is dedicated to supporting and promoting sustainable transportation choices and infrastructure for the campus community, lowering emissions, and supporting healthy communities. The goal of the Employee E-Bike Loan Pilot Program is to further accelerate sustainable transportation options for commuting to campus and across the Greater Victoria area by incentivizing the purchase … Continue reading "Employee E-Bike Loan Program"

May 15, 2023


Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)

Electrical power production in Ontario is changing from centralized to decentralized. The commercial availability of renewable energy and energy storage technologies have made big strides forward. As such, in a landscape with increasing risks to campus operations, Laurier elected to develop an energy strategy that would improve climate adaptation, progress reliability and resiliency of energy … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2022


The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice

With restrictions imposed on our operations and work from home measures due to the ongoing pandemic, Hospitality Concordia had to evolve its offering to meet the needs of its community for events. We quickly recognized that we had to support virtual events as a means for academics to further their research and starting in spring 2020 … Continue reading "The Future of Academic Events: Integrating a virtual strategy into our business practice"

June 15, 2022


Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)

The Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES) will enable TRU to economically and resiliently achieve carbon neutrality before 2030, securing TRU’s place as one of the most sustainable universities in the world. This 10-year building project is forecasted by its developer, Creative Energy, to realize a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas … Continue reading "Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)"

June 15, 2022


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


Risk Based Emergency Response

Following the onset of a global pandemic in 2020, Sheridan closed its campuses and retooled over 3,000 courses for over 25,000 students and all student support services for virtual delivery, to comply with provincial directives preventing in-person teaching and learning on postsecondary campuses. To enable business continuity and retain the engagement of students and employees, … Continue reading "Risk Based Emergency Response"

June 15, 2022


Climate Change

Canadian post-secondary institutions are contributors to climate change due to their large geographic, economic and environmental footprint, and also face a number of emerging environmental risks. As such, institutions have a significant role to play in mitigating the impacts of climate change and enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy through their institutional operating practices, community engagement, … Continue reading "Climate Change"

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January 25, 2022


Implementation of MS Teams telephony at UNB

The University of New Brunswick migrated its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony services to MS Teams successfully on August 27, 2020. This is the first time MS Teams telephony has been fully deployed at a university in Canada. MS Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 (M365) suite of cloud-based services adopted at UNB … Continue reading "Implementation of MS Teams telephony at UNB"

June 15, 2021


Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)

Electrical power production in Ontario is changing from centralized to decentralized.  The commercial availability of renewable energy and energy storage technologies have both made big strides forward. As such, in a landscape with increasing risks to campus operations, Laurier elected to develop an energy strategy that would improve climate adaptation, improve reliability and resiliency of energy supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and respond with more flexibility to incentive based, variable rate structures. Laurier partnered with Johnson Controls for the design and … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2021


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