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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

Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC

At the UBC we recognize the need to support mental health across the campus community and the country. Traditionally, universities have focused solely on student mental health; without the inclusion of staff and faculty. At UBC, we are creating an environment that focuses on positive mental health for all members of campus. That is why … Continue reading "Thrive Building Positive Mental Health for all at UBC"

April 16, 2015

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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