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
May 19, 2022
Tags: Best Practices, Collaboration, Cybersecurity, EDI (Equity - Diversity - Inclusion), Insurance, Investing, Investment Committees, Leadership, Pension and Benefits, Reports, Resource Allocation, Surveys, Treasury and Investment, University Manager, Workplace Behaviour
October 1, 2021
Launched in 2014, a new incident and claims management program has made remarkable progress to decrease time-loss claim durations by 57%, decrease WorkSafe insurance surcharges by 69%, generate savings of over $1M on insurance premiums, and ensure that all incidents are reported and fully investigated within new timelines established by WorkSafe. With the support of … Continue reading "Incident and Claims Management Program Integration"
June 29, 2020
From Wake-up Call to Transformation In the autumn of 2013 the University of Alberta experienced explosions in two labs, each resulting in significant injuries to a graduate student. The explosions represented a wake-up call, confirming that the university was not doing enough to improve its safety culture. After a review of best practices within both … Continue reading "Improving Organizational Safety through a Health and Safety Management System"
January 23, 2018
Statistics Canada has estimated that 20% of the current Canadian workforce (3.5 million) is 55 or older, with that expected to increase to 25% by 2021. Universities have realized a rapid increase in technology that has changed the way employees and students physically interact with their workspaces. This intersection of demographics and technology has resulted … Continue reading "Aches, Pains, and Office Strains"
January 22, 2018
Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario
Yes! The awareness raised by these sessions has helped to emphasize Western’s expectations of and commitment to respectful behaviour in all interactions. An increased understanding of how to intervene effectively in situations of violence or threat of violence contributes directly to the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors at Western. The “Violence Continuum Chart,” … Continue reading "Saying YES to Respect: Identifying, Preventing, Responding to, and Accessing Resources to deal with General Harassment and Violence‰Û–An interactive learning opportunity for Faculty & Staff at The University of Western Ontario"
April 16, 2009
Stakeholders were actively involved in the assessment, analysis, and research that framed the content of the Quick Start tool. During the initial research, we collected and analyzed data from the department campus units, public sector organizations, including universities, govemment departments, and top employer organizations, new faculty and staff who were contacted through polling, surveying, and … Continue reading "UBC Quick Start Orientation program"
April 16, 2008
NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project
The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"
April 16, 2008
The advances in our risk management program have been achieved only through extensive consultation with our faculties and services. We have regular meetings with our researchers, academics, and operational staffs. These meetings have served to transfer specific knowledge and training on risk management to the front line users, but also to keep the Office of … Continue reading "Focusing the Risk Management Program"
April 16, 2008
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