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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


Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University

Carleton Leader is a bold and innovative approach to leadership development within higher education. It focuses and invests in growing our organizational leadership capacity in faculty and staff so the university is better prepared to face the emerging challenges of our times, collectively and collaboratively.   It is a customized initiative developed for Carleton, by … Continue reading "Carleton Leader: Cultivating a Leader-ful University"

June 13, 2016


I Declared….” Aboriginal Students Self-Declaration Initiative

  Affirming messaging, better and more intelligible communications, changed language on admission and other forms, and an accessible “one time only” web-based business process solution for self-declaration are easily transferable, effective ways for any institution to accomplish increasing their reported numbers of self-declared Aboriginal students and to serve students better by designing poster campaigns and … Continue reading "I Declared….” Aboriginal Students Self-Declaration Initiative"

April 16, 2014


Scholars Portal

As a collective initiative of all 20 Ontario universities, there has been significant involvement at all levels. Through the Ontario Council of University Libraries, the Directors of Ontario’s university libraries have guided the broad vision of Scholars Portal and have worked together to ensure its financial viability. Through the Scholars Portal development group, representatives from … Continue reading "Scholars Portal"

April 16, 2008


Computer Wellness Campaign

The Working Group on Information Security (WGIS) representing a broad cross-section of the University was instrumental in sponsoring and supporting the development of the computer wellness team. All members of the Computer Wellness sub-committee were active in participation and included expertise from Campus Community Police, ITS, Research Services, Internal Audit, Housing, University Student’s Council, Faculty … Continue reading "Computer Wellness Campaign"

April 16, 2007


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