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Redefining Financial Sustainability

Concordia University developed a sustainability policy back in 2015. The policy seeks to integrate four main university pillars of (1) its own operations (2) its research and academic programs (3) its investment approach (4) its funding/financing program. The proposal is with respect to initiatives we have implemented to pillars’ #3 and #4, which in effect redefined how we … Continue reading "Redefining Financial Sustainability"

June 29, 2020


Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) developed a Transparent Activity-Based Budget System (TABBS) in 2012. This model has a new approach for allocating provincial operating funding, tuition and indirect costs. Indirect costs are defined as the operating costs of the administrative/support units and also central funds. One component of indirect costs is the cost of space, … Continue reading "Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data"

June 29, 2020


Planning a Research Trajectory: Strategies for Success

What if every University could set new faculty members up to have successful research trajectories early on in their careers? Starting in 2018, a team within University of Waterloo’s Office of Research set out to do just that.  Rather than continuing to offer piecemeal introductions to the variety of services available, the team members wanted … Continue reading "Planning a Research Trajectory: Strategies for Success"

June 29, 2020


PowerED™ by Athabasca University – A New Entrepreneurial Unit

Today’s fast-changing business environment demands an increased need for education that offers responsive skill development, so professionals thrive and make an immediate impact in their careers. In 2018, Athabasca University (AU) considered this shift and saw an opportunity to launch an innovative, digital, micro-learning department rooted in three principles, personalized learning that is – just-in-time, … Continue reading "PowerED™ by Athabasca University – A New Entrepreneurial Unit"

June 29, 2020


Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion Program

Beginning in 2014, the University of Calgary Campus Security initiated a project to modernize its Security Operations Centre (SOC) with the goal of increasing campus safety and efficiency.  The initial scope of the project included the replacement of the existing analog cameras and the development of a video management system. This project was a significant … Continue reading "Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion Program"

June 29, 2020


Tri-Agency Transition Resources

Transition to the New Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) launched the Tri-Agency Financial Administration initiative in 2017 with a focus on the following three key areas: moving to a more flexible approach to the administration and use of grant funds, bringing significant changes to the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial … Continue reading "Tri-Agency Transition Resources"

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November 22, 2019




Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group

To manage complex research infrastructure projects effectively, institutions must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate resources. The institution is also encouraged by funding agencies to adopt a risk-based approach for the management of its portfolio of projects. Before 2010, the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) managed its Canada Foundation … Continue reading "Multi-Service Approach to Manage Complex Funding Projects – The Strategic Project Management Group"

June 10, 2019


PCard Fraud Prevention: Best Practices (PDF Presentation – Anne Liu)

PCard Fraud Prevention: Best Practices (PDF Presentation - Anne Liu)

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July 4, 2018


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