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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

University Manager 2016 Winter

The New West Partnership Trade Agreement’s bid protest mechanism, Opinion: Don’t write off the university bookstore

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January 17, 2016

40,000 users, one unique experience

With over a hundred employees and 460 student employees, Student Life Services (SLS) is one of the UQAM campus’ largest employers, serving over 40,000 students. Such a large service poses some obvious challenges. How can we share an organizational culture when teams are divided into five distinct services that rarely work together and are not … Continue reading "40,000 users, one unique experience"

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

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