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Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice

Recent studies have begun to document the importance of building a project management community of practice (CoP) in academic settings, particularly research administration (Lehman, 2017; Wedekind & Philbin, 2018). Benefits of CoPs include improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness and improving the confidence and connectedness of staff in increasingly complex and uncertain environments (Lee et al., … Continue reading "Facilitating Knowledge Exchange and Staff Connection: Simon Fraser University (SFU)’s Project Management Community of Practice"

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


Risk Based Emergency Response

Following the onset of a global pandemic in 2020, Sheridan closed its campuses and retooled over 3,000 courses for over 25,000 students and all student support services for virtual delivery, to comply with provincial directives preventing in-person teaching and learning on postsecondary campuses. To enable business continuity and retain the engagement of students and employees, … Continue reading "Risk Based Emergency Response"

June 15, 2022







Post-Pandemic Work Arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how Canadians work, and the post-secondary sector is no exception as it quickly adapted to remote work arrangements in order to keep their workforce healthy, safe and productive. Institutions are now exploring new opportunities resulting from the pandemic in terms of whether flexible work arrangements could be adopted and to … Continue reading "Post-Pandemic Work Arrangements"

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April 4, 2022


Navigating the Unique Challenges of Higher Education – March 10, 2022

Date: March 10, 2022 Duration: 90 minutes Presenters: Dr. Dale Keefe, VP Academic and Provost, Acadia University Dr. Dugan O’Neil, Vice-President, Research and International, Simon Fraser University Dr. James Rush, Vice-President Academic & Provost, University of Waterloo Click here to view the webinar recording

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March 11, 2022


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