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Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2021, Wilfrid Laurier University became the first Canadian university to adopt the newly launched Pitney Bowes ParcelPoint™ Smart Lockers.  The successful pilot at the Waterloo campus has already led to expansion of the smart lockers to the Brantford campus. Investing into this innovative technology has enabled Distribution Services to change its delivery model for … Continue reading "Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University"

June 15, 2022


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


Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)

The Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) is a community-based initiative housed in the department of Facilities Management, in partnership with various departments and student groups, and is a key initiative of the Zero Waste Concordia program. CUCCR collects and diverts materials that would otherwise be treated as waste, and makes them available to the general public, … Continue reading "Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)"

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


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