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Vertisee: Applying GIS technology for Facilities Services

Simon Fraser University Facilities Services implemented Geographic Information Services (GIS) technology to verify and develop a system to manage information on the 8 underground utilities and infrastructure at its Burnaby campus. The project was initiated in 2012, resulting in a GIS Enterprise system installed in 2018, providing an internal secure service for access to asset … Continue reading "Vertisee: Applying GIS technology for Facilities Services"

June 10, 2019


McGill AXES Progam in Custodial Services

The McGill Building Services unit oversees a team of 176 employees providing custodial services to 50 buildings. As in any large public institution, the unit strives to deliver outstanding services despite intensifying budgetary pressure.  In this complex operational context, data-driven decision making techniques offer a valuable opportunity. The question was: how to implement such a … Continue reading "McGill AXES Progam in Custodial Services"

June 10, 2019


“The Organizational Resilience Advantage at Royal Roads University” – Creation of the Royal Roads University “Resilience Team”, realigning university operations with enterprise initiatives and optimizing the value of integrating sustainability and enterprise risk management

At Royal Roads University, we are leaders and partners creating an enduring prosperity.  Our teaching and research transforms careers and lives by solving problems and creating opportunities in the world. Positioning for success and ensuring that the organization is fully aligned to achieve its mission, meeting growth and diversification goals, in April 2018 Royal Roads … Continue reading "“The Organizational Resilience Advantage at Royal Roads University” – Creation of the Royal Roads University “Resilience Team”, realigning university operations with enterprise initiatives and optimizing the value of integrating sustainability and enterprise risk management"

June 10, 2019



Cloud Enabled Collaboration & Productivity

All eleven Nova Scotia institutions of higher education now use a common communication and collaboration platform. Offered to higher education at no- to very low cost, Office365 is the new technology standard and portends future sharing opportunities in information technology (IT). Through the Higher-Ed IT Shared Services program, there was a single procurement and contract … Continue reading "Cloud Enabled Collaboration & Productivity"

January 25, 2017


Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – U of T’s Unique Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund

The Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) is a unique approach to implementing a green revolving fund. It provides comprehensive funding to facilitate projects that result in reducing the University’s environmental footprint and utilities consumption. The URRF, established in 2012, has been very effective in reducing utilities usage and expenditures. The fund provides comprehensive funding for … Continue reading "Utility Reduction Revolving Fund (URRF) – U of T’s Unique Approach to Implementing a Green Revolving Fund"

January 12, 2017


The Macdonald Campus Energy Project: Building Infrastructure for the Future

This project is about the holistic rethinking of energy production, distribution, and consumption on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. Macdonald Campus is home to McGill’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science.  The campus was built in the early 1900s.  The steam production and distribution system was as old as the campus and had become … Continue reading "The Macdonald Campus Energy Project: Building Infrastructure for the Future"

January 9, 2017


Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives

In 1975 fuelled by rising energy prices and oil shortages the University of Alberta developed a highly successful energy management program. Building on its success, in 2009 the university recognized the potential to reimagine and broaden the impact this program and in 2011 the university launched the expanded next generation – Envision: Intelligent Energy Reduction. … Continue reading "Envision – Funding Sustainability: How energy management savings fund sustainable initiatives"

June 13, 2016


Mise en œuvre d’une entente de partenariat entre l’UQO, l’UQAT et l’UQAR pour la maintenance, l’évolution et le développement de systèmes d’information

L’entente de partenariat entre l’UQO, l’UQAT et l’UQAR a pour principal objectif la mise en commun des systèmes d’information développés sur mesure dans chacune des universités ainsi que le partage équitable des ressources organisationnelles consacrées à la maintenance, à l’évolution et au développement des systèmes d’information. Les ressources informatiques dédiées au partenariat sont composées de … Continue reading "Mise en œuvre d’une entente de partenariat entre l’UQO, l’UQAT et l’UQAR pour la maintenance, l’évolution et le développement de systèmes d’information"

April 16, 2015


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