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Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security

Mount Royal University deployed an AI-assisted video surveillance solution that learns what is routine and expected movement in each of its security camera feeds and automatically identifies anomalous activity in real-time and to brings it to the attention of security personnel.  The video system has transformed from a reactive and evidence gathering tool to one that enables … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security"

June 29, 2020

FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website

Facilities Management Maintaining a campus that supports our community The Mount Royal University Facilities Management department is responsible for the maintenance and growth of our internal and external environment. Facilities Management supports our community by providing services that save money, time and resources. Some of the services include, the cleanliness of the building, furniture, way-finding, … Continue reading "FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website"

June 29, 2020

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

With a desire to provide an efficient desktop service and improve the overall student experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic invested in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. With approximately 3,300 lab computers, supporting 150+ programs a strategic decision was made to shift to desktop virtualization to support the modern learning needs of students and set the foundation for … Continue reading "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure"

June 29, 2020

Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation

McMaster’s commitment to reuse and recycle IT waste has diverted well over 250,000 lbs of electronics waste from landfill since 2009 and provided more than 2,000 lbs of refurbished computers to people in need in 2019 alone. In 2009, McMaster began addressing IT waste with a focus on waste stream diversion through recycling and reuse. … Continue reading "Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation"

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

Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference

Located in Kamloops/south central BC, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a three and a half hour drive from Vancouver and nearly seven hours from Calgary; the two closest major urban centres. There is a regional population of over a half million people and a variety of small, medium and large organizations. Many practitioners in the … Continue reading "Building a regional Privacy and Security Conference"

June 29, 2020

Important Notice: Customs Clearance Changes – CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is changing several processes relating to the import of goods that will directly affect all importers of commercial goods in Canada, including universities. The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year initiative to transform the collection of duty and tax for imported goods.  More information can be … Continue reading "Important Notice: Customs Clearance Changes – CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)"

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May 5, 2020

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