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Redefining Financial Sustainability

Concordia University developed a sustainability policy back in 2015. The policy seeks to integrate four main university pillars of (1) its own operations (2) its research and academic programs (3) its investment approach (4) its funding/financing program. The proposal is with respect to initiatives we have implemented to pillars’ #3 and #4, which in effect redefined how we … Continue reading "Redefining Financial Sustainability"

June 29, 2020


Communications Calendar

The Communications Calendar is a dynamic tool – a calendar – synchronized with a project management system showing university-wide communication activities by product type (news, social media, events) as well as by university priorities.  The result is a simple but robust strategic planning tool providing the communications team with real-time updates on university activities resulting in communications.   … Continue reading "Communications Calendar"

June 29, 2020


UBC’s Try an E-Bike Program

To support UBC’s sustainable transportation target of at least 66% of trips to and from the university being made by sustainable modes, UBC developed the “Try an E-Bike Program” pilot. The program provided participants with 24hours of free e-bike rentals and discounts towards the purchase of an e-bike at six participating local bike shops. The … Continue reading "UBC’s Try an E-Bike Program"

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



Say Thanks – Informal Employee Recognition Initiative

In October 2015, Ryerson University launched a new informal recognition initiative called Say Thanks as part of its larger employee recognition program. The initiative’s objectives are to: Strengthen a culture of appreciation Encourage Ryerson values Increase employee engagement An earlier employee engagement survey had identified perceptions by employees of value and recognition, particularly at the … Continue reading "Say Thanks – Informal Employee Recognition Initiative"

January 20, 2017


SFU Zero Waste Initiative

In January 2014, SFU launched its Zero Waste initiative, with the aim of diverting 70% of waste from landfill, while doubling the amount recycled or composted. This goal was adopted in the SFU Sustainability Strategic Plan (2013-16) and has strong administrative support. The Zero Waste Initiative has employed infrastructure improvements, cross-departmental governance, a comprehensive communication … Continue reading "SFU Zero Waste Initiative"

June 14, 2016


The number of start-up companies involved through this partnership year to date is fi ve. Four of which are now

The University of Guelph is proud of its history of building, maintaining and operating the best possible campus for our community to live, learn and grow. This includes a focus on resource use in an effort to reduce expenditures, carbon emissions and water usage. In 2001 the student population became interested in global sustainability and … Continue reading "The number of start-up companies involved through this partnership year to date is fi ve. Four of which are now"

June 13, 2016


Supporting Student Businesses: Building trust and relat ionships with student ent repreneurs

In March 2015 Western Retail Services (WRS) initiated a partnership with Propel Entrepreneurship at Western. Propel is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator program, an initiative of the Ontario Government and administered through the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Propel provides co-working space, mentorship, seed-funding, events and acts as an advocate for local youth-based start-ups in the … Continue reading "Supporting Student Businesses: Building trust and relat ionships with student ent repreneurs"

June 13, 2016


Mobile Computer Initiative

In January 2014, Western University’s Campus Police Service embarked on a project to upgrade their current Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing platform. The main advantage to the Toughbook was it’s durability in rugged environments, which came at a cost of$5,000 per device. However the Toughbook only allowed employees to enter data into one database. In researching … Continue reading "Mobile Computer Initiative"

June 13, 2016


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