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Collaborative Development of a Governance and Reporting Framework for Land Development Activities

Land is one of the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) key assets. In addition to its core campus lands, UNB owns significant endowment lands, many of which are used directly for teaching and research.   In 2003, UNB adopted a Land Management Strategy (LMS) that provided an administrative framework for the co-ordinated management of our … Continue reading "Collaborative Development of a Governance and Reporting Framework for Land Development Activities"

June 13, 2016


Going Green: A Collaborative Approach to Energy Efficiency

Carleton University has developed a Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP) that outlines goals and initiatives that take an innovative approach to energy and sustainability planning on campus. This comprehensive model takes into account everything from infrastructure (retrofits and new builds), engagement of students, faculty and staff to outreach, creating research opportunities and collecting feedback. The strategic … Continue reading "Going Green: A Collaborative Approach to Energy Efficiency"

June 13, 2016


My Research Application & My Research Animal Protocols, RAISE (Research Administration Improvement & Systems Enhancement)

The University of Toronto strives to consistently rank among the top ten public universities in the world. The University, along with its affiliated teaching hospitals, receives in excess of $1 billion in research funding annually from external sponsors. Of this, the University directly administers approximately $400M for 3,900 U of T researchers arising from 3,500 … Continue reading "My Research Application & My Research Animal Protocols, RAISE (Research Administration Improvement & Systems Enhancement)"

June 13, 2016


Quality improvements to implementing capital projects

In 2013, a restructuring of the project management department at the University of Toronto was undertaken to address issues relating to capacity and process. Prior to this the department comprised 26 staff completing approximately SO projects of a total project dollar value of $400M annually.   Issues identified for resolution included: Determining whether the organizational … Continue reading "Quality improvements to implementing capital projects"

June 13, 2016


Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office

The success of Queen’s five year $30+ Million PeopleSoft project depended on inclusive project governance, agreement on the scope and priorities, and advanced project management. After the project, there were dozens of enterprise-level projects still to be done, but with no governance processes for prioritizing, sequencing or funding them. Most were business initiatives with a … Continue reading "Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office"

April 16, 2015


Best Value Business Model and Centre of Knowledge Implementation

When the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced their Productivity and Innovation Fund program in the summer of 2013, Western University was quick to jump at the opportunity to submit a proposal to bring the Best Value Business Model (BVBM) to Ontario and to create a Centre of Knowledge for BVBM in Ontario. … Continue reading "Best Value Business Model and Centre of Knowledge Implementation"

April 16, 2015


Creation of PRODIGE, a project management software

Faced with the necessity to innovate and acquire a computerized project management system, a project team of nine employees from the various divisions of the UdeM’s Campus Property Management began analyzing construction project management activities in January 2012. The scope of the project extended well beyond a mere review process. Over the course of the … Continue reading "Creation of PRODIGE, a project management software"

April 16, 2015


Rez Powers Down: An Energy Conservation Program

Rez Powers Down is an energy conservation challenge that takes place within Western’s student residences. Student residences compete against each other to see who can reduce the most energy consumption over a two-week period.   The Rez Powers Down challenge is organized over a two-week period, from late September into early October. Leading up to … Continue reading "Rez Powers Down: An Energy Conservation Program"

April 16, 2015


A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University

This application for a CAUBO Quality and Productivity Award outlines Carleton University’s contribution to quality, productivity and institutional innovation through their strategic approach to energy and sustainability with respect to new and existing buildings. Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan establishes sustainability as part of the mission of the institution. This has set the precedent for creating … Continue reading "A Realistic and Attainable Approach to Energy Efficiency and Capital Renewal at Carleton University"

April 16, 2015


Virage Bleu and Healthy Beverage Choices on Campus: a Comprehensive and Unifying Project

Université de Montreal (UdeM) and its 2 affiliated schools (HEC Montreal and Polytechnique Montreal) decided to undertake the “Virage bleu” upon requests raised by their staff and student bodies, and in keeping with their commitment to sustainable development. Officially launched in March 2013, this initiative was geared toward promoting self-service water fountains as the best … Continue reading "Virage Bleu and Healthy Beverage Choices on Campus: a Comprehensive and Unifying Project"

April 16, 2015


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