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Webinar – Payments to Indigenous Peoples for Services (PDF Presentation)

Webinar - Payments to Indigenous Peoples for Services (PDF Presentation)

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July 24, 2020


Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises

At McMaster University, like other Canadian universities and colleges, has a number of student support departments, also call ancillary services. These are activities the generally fall as secondary to the University’s mission, but are an essential part of student support activities. These services include: Housing and Conference Services, Hospitality and Catering Services, Campus Store, Media … Continue reading "Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises"

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



Outsourcing to Create a Streamlined Payment Process

Brock University processed all student refunds, expense reimbursements, supplier invoices and ad hoc payments in house by printing cheques on a daily basis. Processing payments was subject to significant operational risks and was labour intensive. Outsourcing payments to Scotiabank allowed Brock to eliminate dependance on a single check printer and access to the office to ensure … Continue reading "Outsourcing to Create a Streamlined Payment Process"

January 24, 2017


Why carry two Cell phones?

Countless organizations and universities across Canada issue cell phones to their employees for work purposes. Most people today carry a personal cell phone already and are now faced with the prospect of carrying two at all times. Exactly this also happened to Mount Allison University employees. Within the Computing Services Department at Mount Allison University … Continue reading "Why carry two Cell phones?"

April 16, 2015


RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

There are financial aspects to every department of an academic institution, and postsecondary organizations across Canada are facing increased pressure on their budgets and overall accountability. Yet in many cases, faculty and staff who are responsible for managing or administering budgets and money issues have little financial background, and they report not just a lack … Continue reading "RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S FINANCIAL SERVICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM"

April 16, 2014


Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards

McMaster’s project to automate annual research reporting to the Federal Agencies and CRC awards is portable in that it can be fairly easily replicated at any other institution. Depending on the source financial data, a data integration tool may or may not be required. The methodology followed in developing this system could be transferable to … Continue reading "Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards"

April 16, 2008


A Consolidated Billing and Payment Web Service for Students and Departments

The BPR project was the result of negative feedback about bill payment from students through surveys and counter questionnaires. We also heard from parents and staff that the old process of fee payment was time consuming and inconvenient. The BPR team consulted with students and staff during the initial redesign, and concluded that a single … Continue reading "A Consolidated Billing and Payment Web Service for Students and Departments"

April 16, 2004


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