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Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2021, Wilfrid Laurier University became the first Canadian university to adopt the newly launched Pitney Bowes ParcelPoint™ Smart Lockers.  The successful pilot at the Waterloo campus has already led to expansion of the smart lockers to the Brantford campus. Investing into this innovative technology has enabled Distribution Services to change its delivery model for … Continue reading "Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University"

June 15, 2022


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 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, progress reliability and resiliency of energy … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2022


Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)

The Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) is a community-based initiative housed in the department of Facilities Management, in partnership with various departments and student groups, and is a key initiative of the Zero Waste Concordia program. CUCCR collects and diverts materials that would otherwise be treated as waste, and makes them available to the general public, … Continue reading "Concordia University Centre for Creative Reuse (CUCCR)"

June 15, 2022


Researcher in Residence Program: An initiative to build an enduring municipal and university program of community engaged research for community benefit

 In January 2021, Thompson Rivers University launched a three-year, co-funded community-engaged research model, embedding a researcher-in-residence team in Kamloops City Hall and a series of city-driven projects, with the aim of creating a sustainable bridge between the city and the University. The objective here is the integration of community engaged research  practices over a significant … Continue reading "Researcher in Residence Program: An initiative to build an enduring municipal and university program of community engaged research for community benefit"

June 15, 2022


Brock University’s Self-Isolation Process During COVID-19

In Fall 2021, close to 2,500 students moved into residences across campus. Brock University developed a Pandemic Recovery Guiding Document to guide operations throughout the pandemic and will continue to serve as a key document for the Emergency Management Group at the University. Part 3 of the document outlines protocols for COVID-19 surveillance and case … Continue reading "Brock University’s Self-Isolation Process During COVID-19"

June 15, 2022


University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program

Since August 2020, an enthusiastic and dedicated multidivisional team across the U of T’s three campuses has worked hard to develop, manage, and maintain the U of T Quarantine Program. The Program was developed to encourage and ease the journey of our incoming and returning international students. Specifically, it was intended to provide these students … Continue reading "University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program"

June 15, 2022


Robotics and Technology in Campus Food Services

Prior to COVID-19, Sheridan College had begun a process of revamping their food services operations. Sheridan only has retail outlets on campus and does not have dining halls. Costs to run longer hours of these outlets were not financially feasible given the sales after normal class hours. In order to better serve both residential and … Continue reading "Robotics and Technology in Campus Food Services"

June 15, 2021


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


Engaging Front Line Food Service Staff to Enhance Student Success

With a focus on identifying and supporting students in need, Trent University Food Services leveraged an existing staff training program, the Student Support Certificate, to train front line food service staff in methods to identify students at risk and provide them appropriate referrals and resources.  The Student Support Certificate program was designed as a professional … Continue reading "Engaging Front Line Food Service Staff to Enhance Student Success"

June 29, 2020


Planning for progress: Ancillary services’ multi-year strategic plans contribute to bottom-line success. Excellence in Administrative Efficiency – McMaster University

Over the last several years, the ancillary services group at McMaster University has generated a financial about-face, moving out of deficits and paying off debts while covering all of their own costs, including market-rate rent of approximately $5.5 million yearly, plus utilities and capital costs, as well as making additional annual financial contributions of $3.5 … Continue reading "Planning for progress: Ancillary services’ multi-year strategic plans contribute to bottom-line success. Excellence in Administrative Efficiency – McMaster University"

June 29, 2020


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