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Recycling and Environmental Group: A Student-operated, Student-funded Campus-wide Recycling Program

In 1999, students of the University of ManKoba voted overwhelmingly in favour of supporting a student-operated recycling program by way of a $2 tuition levy. The levy is collected and administered by the University of Manitoba’s Student’s Union (UMSU) who engages UMREG as an UMSU service. At the same time, external funding and in-kind assistance … Continue reading "Recycling and Environmental Group: A Student-operated, Student-funded Campus-wide Recycling Program"

April 16, 2010

Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift

Institutional and cultural transformations are the core goals of this behaviour-change project. As mentioned, Rewire draws upon social-psychology, specifically community-based social marketing (CBSM) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Both approaches have worked to shift behaviour and retain behaviour change over the long-term. By employing the tools and logic of CBSM, we have been able … Continue reading "Rewire: Reducing energy through behaviour change and culture shift"

April 16, 2009

Campus Emergency Management in an Information Age

The direction the University of Windsor has taken in the development of our overall emergency preparedness program has totally transformed our ability to effectively prepare, plan, respond and recover from any emergency. There has been a full cultural shift from the days of the binder on the shelf to a professional model of preparedness that … Continue reading "Campus Emergency Management in an Information Age"

April 16, 2009

LIVING Together

The idea for our “LIVING Together” initiative has grown organically from an initial emphasis on sustainability to a fully-fledged program aimed at providing students with innovative and cutting-edge residence life programming. The University has received countless inquiries and/or visits in relation to our sustainability and community engagement activities. As well, our most recent installment within … Continue reading "LIVING Together"

April 16, 2009


During Program conceptualization and design, multiple stakeholders were engaged to bring creative input, implementation expertise and community relations support to bear on the initiative. Residence Life staff provided practical advice on how to engage the students in events at times, places and formats that would optimize participation. Student Union leadership communicated directly with the students … Continue reading "Adopt-a-Rez"

April 16, 2008

University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus

The kiosk theme was a collaborative effort involving University of Toronto Fire Prevention Staff, Toronto Fire Services, and the graphic design studio. The premise was to show partnership in safety and convey a campus environment where students can feel safe. Several preliminary draft ideas were circulated to different stakeholder offices on campus (Student Affairs, Health … Continue reading "University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus"

April 16, 2008

Marketing Meal Plans Effectively in 2007

How were the community and /or the stakeholders involved in the development and implementation? Parents From the first day we were present at the parent’s tent. We informed parents on what their options were on campus, and received thousands of comments on what parents were looking for in a meal plan for their son or … Continue reading "Marketing Meal Plans Effectively in 2007"

April 16, 2008

Live the Life: A Parent’s Introduction to Living in Residence

Staff members of the office of Housing and Student Life have actively involved their Student Resident Advisors in creating the program. RA’s, who are current University of Manitoba students engage in the overall coordination of the program and have direct input into the actual content of the program. This resulted in students facilitating sessions themselves, … Continue reading "Live the Life: A Parent’s Introduction to Living in Residence"

April 16, 2007

University of Alberta Public Health Response Committee: A Public Health Leader

There has been extensive involvement of the University community and the larger community through the PHRC. Twenty-seven representatives from areas including the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University Health Services, Law, Campus Security, Human Resources, International Centre, Veterinary Services, Libraries, Research, Facilities and Operations and Public Affairs. Undergraduate students and graduate students are represented. The … Continue reading "University of Alberta Public Health Response Committee: A Public Health Leader"

April 16, 2007

Improve Service at Dal

The whole of Dalhousie was involved in this project in the following ways: – 3 committees with representation from across the university (Enrolment Steering Committee, – Policy/Process Team, Submission Review Team) played a role in implementing, managing and overseeing the initiative – every Vice-President and the President received a list of issues pertaining to his/her … Continue reading "Improve Service at Dal"

April 16, 2007

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