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Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University

McGill University’s Sustainability Strategy, Vision 2020, was the product of a deeply collaborative community engagement process initiated by McGill’s Office of Sustainability in February 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, over 1,500 people, representing a broad, diverse cross-section of the McGill community, were engaged in the creation of the Strategy at over 35 events, including world-café … Continue reading "Vision 2020: A Collaborative and Innovative Sustainability Strategy for McGill University"

January 9, 2017


Emergency Management and Business Continuity as an Institution Priority

This project was undertaken as a result of a January 2013 review of the emergency response plans (ERP) and business continuity plans (BCP) on file which revealed that Jess than 25% of required departments had Emergency Response Plans and less that 5% had Business Continuity Plans. In addition an audit by the Internal Audit department … Continue reading "Emergency Management and Business Continuity as an Institution Priority"

June 14, 2016


Catalyzing a culture of sustainability at McGill with the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF)

The Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) is a crown jewel of McGill’s sustainability efforts and a best-practice model for universities. The SPF’s main goal is to build a culture of sustainability on McGill’s campuses through the development and seed-funding of interdisciplinary projects. The SPF is one of the largest dedicated campus sustainability funds of its kind … Continue reading "Catalyzing a culture of sustainability at McGill with the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF)"

June 13, 2016


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University

Carleton Leader is a bold and innovative approach to leadership development within higher education. It focuses and invests in growing our organizational leadership capacity in faculty and staff so the university is better prepared to face the emerging challenges of our times, collectively and collaboratively.   It is a customized initiative developed for Carleton, by … Continue reading "Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University"

June 13, 2016


My Research Application & My Research Animal Protocols, RAISE (Research Administration Improvement & Systems Enhancement)

The University of Toronto strives to consistently rank among the top ten public universities in the world. The University, along with its affiliated teaching hospitals, receives in excess of $1 billion in research funding annually from external sponsors. Of this, the University directly administers approximately $400M for 3,900 U of T researchers arising from 3,500 … Continue reading "My Research Application & My Research Animal Protocols, RAISE (Research Administration Improvement & Systems Enhancement)"

June 13, 2016


University Manager 2015 Fall

Why Does IT Cost So Much?, Integrated Leadership Development: Working better, together, Review of University Endowment and Pension Funds 2015

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September 17, 2015


Memorial’s New Employee Orientation Program

Recognizing the value of orienting new employees into the university’s culture early in their career, Memorial’s Department of Human Resources (HR) developed a comprehensive, multi-component approach to new employee orientation. Through a needs assessment that included focus groups, research and a review of best practices, HR designed an innovative, economically sustainable program that integrates face-to-face … Continue reading "Memorial’s New Employee Orientation Program"

April 16, 2015


Integrated Academic Program Information: Informing Decisions through Integrated Systems Data Intelligence

York University recently embarked on an institution wide program review (AAPR) that examined every administrative and academic program. A key requirement was the development of a comprehensive data set to support academic programs. York’s Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis designed and developed the data set under the direction of the AAPR data committee. The … Continue reading "Integrated Academic Program Information: Informing Decisions through Integrated Systems Data Intelligence"

April 16, 2015


The Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group: An innovative approach to classroom planning and resource management

Tue Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group (TLSWG) process could be adapted or transferred to other postsecondary institutional settings. Specific features integral to success include: – Shared leadership by co-chairs from academic and operations sides of the institution – A single source of funding paired with a collaborative decision-making body composed of all stakeholders in … Continue reading "The Teaching and Learning Spaces Working Group: An innovative approach to classroom planning and resource management"

April 16, 2014


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