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University Manager 2015 Spring

Emergency Management Part II: Communication, Higher Education Budgeting Basics – Concepts, creation and connections, Balancing agility, openness and security in IT’s new normal

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April 17, 2015


Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University

On March 31, 2004, the Westray Bill, Bill C-45, was approved by the federal government and established unprecedented legal responsibilities for employers to ensure the safety of the people performing work in their facility. More importantly, Bill C-45 added section 217.1 to the criminal code of Canada, which read: Everyone who undertakes, or has the … Continue reading "Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University"

April 16, 2015


Optimization of the document acquisition process

The budget cuts now commonplace in Canadian universities put pressure on funding and the future of university libraries. In combination with the soaring costs of electronic documentation, this situation has forced the HEC Montréal library to be creative in streamlining its processes and adopt the means to fully carry out its mission in this difficult … Continue reading "Optimization of the document acquisition process"

April 16, 2015


Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process

Ryerson and Laurier worked closely with Bonfire to ensure their system meets the unique requirements of universities while addressing the new BPS procurement directives. Specifically, Bonfire shaped its system to accommodate the varying forms of procurement styles (e.g., contract A/B and the negotiated RFP model) including higher accountability standards for BPS organizations. The company also … Continue reading "Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process"

April 16, 2014


Integrated Campus Radio System

Our radio system project is completely transferable. After an RFP and testing process we selected MOTOTRBO XPR 6500 Digital Portable Radios from Spectrum Communications in Kitchener Ontario. Since we began using this system we have improved communication throughout the campus, and most importantly increased personal safety on campus. In order to facilitate the transferability, you … Continue reading "Integrated Campus Radio System"

April 16, 2014


University Manager 2014 Winter

Mutual Benefit: The Relationship between Universities & Government, A New Era of Biosafety and Security is Dawning, Collaborative Procurement in Post-Secondary Education:The Attributes of a Successful Consortium, The Big Picture: Developing Energy Management Plans for University Campuses

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January 17, 2014


University Manager 2012 Winter

Controlled Goods: How will Canada’s Increased Security Requirements Impact Your University? | Financial Information of Colleges & Universities – A Time for Change

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January 17, 2012


goSAFE

The York University community was actively involved in the reorganization of this service. It was crucial to obtain the feedback and input from the York Community with respect to the demand for service, utilization, experience, and suggestions for improvement. There were focus groups with internal unionized staff members who work in the field and various … Continue reading "goSAFE"

April 16, 2010


Implementing a Quality Management System in a Post-Secondary Institution

Since accomplishing ISO registration, the evolution of the institution is apparent. The most evident of changes is in the clarity of roles and responsibilities amongst staff; an enhanced reputation of DELT amongst other Canadian distance delivery providers; and, DELT’s recognized quality standard of service as acknowledged by several national awards in course development, technology adoption … Continue reading "Implementing a Quality Management System in a Post-Secondary Institution"

April 16, 2009


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