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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


Workplace Learning Ecosystem

UBC has more than 20,000 employees that require compliance training and professional development (PD). To fulfill this requirement, different departments across the University offered internal compliance training and PD to employees, using multiple strategies like face-to-face, Moodle, canvas, People Soft, and WordPress. The registration process for employees to enroll in these courses was different depending on the … Continue reading "Workplace Learning Ecosystem"

June 15, 2021


Building an effective RFP structure for Food Services Management to allow for focus and flexibility while navigating a global pandemic

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) currently contracts Food Services Management on their Prince George campus. The vendor provides exclusive Vending, Catering, Retail, and Dining Hall Services. In preparation for a change in contract in Summer 2020, UNBC Business Services engaged the UNBC community to develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) that reflected the broad … Continue reading "Building an effective RFP structure for Food Services Management to allow for focus and flexibility while navigating a global pandemic"

June 15, 2021


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


Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates

The University of Northern British Columbia is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in a community now commonly identified as Prince George. This picturesque setting at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers is a place known for its short hot summers and long cold winters; a climate that lends itself … Continue reading "Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates"

June 15, 2021


Enterprise Teaching Research and Collaboration System

Enterprise Teaching Research And Collaboration System (eTRACS) is a system geared towards faculty management, designed to transform manual administrative processes into an integrated faculty management system to better support short and long term program and course planning, faculty lifecycle processes, annual budget preparation, contracts administration, reporting and more! It focuses on providing capabilities to academic and administrative … Continue reading "Enterprise Teaching Research and Collaboration System"

June 15, 2021


UVic’s New Student Connect program

The New Student Connect program is an online university community where new students from all over the world connect with others entering their first-year at UVic using Microsoft Teams. Throughout the 2020-2021 Academic year, UVic has hired and trained a host of compassionate and experienced upper-year students who want to make the first-year experience of these students … Continue reading "UVic’s New Student Connect program"

June 15, 2021


UVic’s Shared Resources Program

The Shared Resources program was developed to redeploy UVic employees on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and to provide a mechanism for UVic departments to share capacity among staff based on increased or decreased workloads. UVic’s response to COVID-19, as with most universities, created a surge in demand for services in some departments, and a lack of … Continue reading "UVic’s Shared Resources Program"

June 15, 2021


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