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Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning

In March 2020, learning shifted online in response to COVID-19 and it became clear that ICT needed to create a reliable, secure virtual environment for instructors to provide computer lab lessons that students could access remotely. Students needed to be able to use their own computing devices to access the virtual environment via the internet … Continue reading "Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning"

June 15, 2021


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


Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool

As the third province in Canada, Nova Scotia passed the Accessibility Act in April 2017. Administered by the Minister of Justice, the purpose of the Act is for the entire province to be accessible by 2030. In April 2020, the Nova Scotia Justice Department will prescribed post-secondary institutions as public sector bodies making them legislatively … Continue reading "Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool"

June 29, 2020


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

With a desire to provide an efficient desktop service and improve the overall student experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic invested in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. With approximately 3,300 lab computers, supporting 150+ programs a strategic decision was made to shift to desktop virtualization to support the modern learning needs of students and set the foundation for … Continue reading "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure"

June 29, 2020


Innovative partnership builds community strength at brand new Laurier Brantford YMCA

Collaborative partnerships have been central to the success of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus since it opened to just 39 students in 1999. The Laurier Brantford YMCA, a brand new 120,000-square-foot athletic facility in the heart of Laurier’s Brantford downtown campus, is no exception. Beginning in 2009, Laurier embarked upon a strategic plan to develop … Continue reading "Innovative partnership builds community strength at brand new Laurier Brantford YMCA"

June 29, 2020


PowerED™ by Athabasca University – A New Entrepreneurial Unit

Today’s fast-changing business environment demands an increased need for education that offers responsive skill development, so professionals thrive and make an immediate impact in their careers. In 2018, Athabasca University (AU) considered this shift and saw an opportunity to launch an innovative, digital, micro-learning department rooted in three principles, personalized learning that is – just-in-time, … Continue reading "PowerED™ by Athabasca University – A New Entrepreneurial Unit"

June 29, 2020


Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems

The Dalhousie University Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Office has been strategically restructured aligning program managers with key University risks including; biological, chemical, radiation, fire, and farm safety. These program managers provide expert guidance and oversight to the university and work as a team to accomplish aggressive goals utilizing collaborations with Faculty, Staff and students. … Continue reading "Transformation of Environmental Health & Safety Management Systems"

June 10, 2019


UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program

Since 2000 UBC’s energy conservation efforts have continued to be enhanced as the program has adapted with new technologies and data analysis tools.  In 2001, following energy audits of UBC's 100 largest facilities, the university launched the $40 million EcoTrek retrofit program. An energy services contract (ESCO) which guaranteed annual energy savings of $2.6 million. … Continue reading "UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program"

June 10, 2019


Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group

To manage complex research infrastructure projects effectively, institutions must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate resources. The institution is also encouraged by funding agencies to adopt a risk-based approach for the management of its portfolio of projects. Before 2010, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) managed its Canada Foundation … Continue reading "Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group"

June 10, 2019


Creating and sharing a convocation experience for family and friends: 360° video and digital download.

Convocation is a great public occasion when a university celebrates its graduates’ accomplishments. It is a commemoration of student’s life at university and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with faculty, peers, family and friends. For eight years, Carleton University’s Teaching and Learning Services has provided a live stream of convocation for guests who … Continue reading "Creating and sharing a convocation experience for family and friends: 360° video and digital download."

June 10, 2019


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