Tags: Best Practices, Deferred Maintenance, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, Financial Management, Institutional Planning, Operations and Maintenance, Space Management, Space Planning, System, University Manager
February 24, 2020
July 8, 2019
Simon Fraser University Facilities Services implemented Geographic Information Services (GIS) technology to verify and develop a system to manage information on the 8 underground utilities and infrastructure at its Burnaby campus. The project was initiated in 2012, resulting in a GIS Enterprise system installed in 2018, providing an internal secure service for access to asset … Continue reading "Vertisee: Applying GIS technology for Facilities Services"
June 10, 2019
HEC Montréal is planning to erect a new building in downtown Montréal for the fall of 2021. For this project, it has decided on a new work environment based on an open plan concept, among other details. Given the more traditional layout of the existing facilities, this will be a significant change for the school’s … Continue reading "Planning a major infrastructure using a pilot project approach"
June 10, 2019
Our finance support program really is all about support. Support to department heads to ensure that they receive consistent, relevant information to base their decisions on. Support in navigating the administrative tasks which are key to the smooth operation of their department. To achieve our support objectives we provided comprehensive training and resources to key … Continue reading "Finance Support Program"
January 22, 2018
The five-year overhaul of Memorial University’s Faculty of Science supply chain management (SCM) function stands apart from similar modernization projects for its holistic approach. The initiative focused heavily on partnerships and collaboration, drawing expertise from our Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Information Technology and Technical Services departments to achieve compatible objectives, as well as from … Continue reading "Partnering for Success – Modernizing Supply Chain Management at Memorial"
January 19, 2018
Through ten years of comprehensive climate action, the University of Winnipeg has made quantitative reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions while showing strong leadership and innovation in GHG emission tracking, policy development, management, and reporting. Between 1990 and 2015, absolute campus wide emissions decreased by approximately 32% despite the fact that 38% of currently owned … Continue reading "Managing campus expansion in an era of climate change"
January 25, 2017
In January 2014, the president of the University of Victoria reported to the campus community the results of his extensive campus conversation consultations. The report identified challenges “in maintaining our high levels of collaboration, engagement, and collegiality” and recommended, “To address these challenges we must improve our internal communications and engagement processes” (University of … Continue reading "University of Victoria Service Excellence Program"
January 25, 2017
Queen’s New Budget Model has had a profoundly positive effect on the university. Planning for the new model began in March 2012. Over the following four months, the development of the actual model benefited from a very considerable amount of consultation, and a great deal of hard work by many people. The first fiscal year for which … Continue reading "Queen’s New (Activity-Based) Budget Model"
January 24, 2017
The Administrative Offices at the Examination Centre building is a perfect illustration of how a single project can address the triple bottom line of sustainability namely: the environment, the social (or human factor) and economic factors. What started out as a forced move for several administrative departments turned out to be a phenomenal opportunity to … Continue reading "Out of the Dark Ages into the Light – The Triple Bottom Line Work Environment"
January 12, 2017
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