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Major building retrofit for reduced energy consumption and improved occupant comfort

We’ve worked closely with vendors, campus IT providers and student groups in defining configurations, both generally and specifically. We’ve also worked hand-in-hand with staff in Student and Enrolment Services to promote the program to incoming students. The Laptops 4U program could be implemented relatively easily at other institutions since it is a completely voluntary program … Continue reading "Major building retrofit for reduced energy consumption and improved occupant comfort"

April 16, 2008


Adopt-a-Rez

During Program conceptualization and design, multiple stakeholders were engaged to bring creative input, implementation expertise and community relations support to bear on the initiative. Residence Life staff provided practical advice on how to engage the students in events at times, places and formats that would optimize participation. Student Union leadership communicated directly with the students … Continue reading "Adopt-a-Rez"

April 16, 2008


Transition Care for students with Type 1 Diabetes

As a result of 200 volunteer hours the creation of collaborative practices between community-based organizations (St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, St Francis Xavier University, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia, pharmaceutical companies, Human Nutrition Department at St. Francis Xavier University, and students with Diabetes) a pioneering model of care has been developed to ensure students receive … Continue reading "Transition Care for students with Type 1 Diabetes"

April 16, 2008


Comprehensive Outreach Advising for First-Year Students

The new approach to advising first-year students required collaboration between a number of units: Student Services Academic Advising (which led the initiative), the Registrar’s Office, the campus-wide Committee on Academic Advising. In addition, over 70 academic departments participated in the Academic Program Fair. The wide consultation involved has ensured broad support for the approach, and … Continue reading "Comprehensive Outreach Advising for First-Year Students"

April 16, 2008


Messaging @ Concordia University

We worked closely with the university’s Internal and Web Communications group to ensure that we implemented a service that would not only reach the most number of people, but that would be easy to use. This group ensured that we included the most useful and widely used student information within our messaging menu system. They … Continue reading "Messaging @ Concordia University"

April 16, 2008


Refocusing Course Material delivery at the Universty of Alberta Bookstore

The Bookstore Advisory Group was established in 2000. The group consists of the Vice-Provost (Learning Services), the Dean of Students, the Vice-President (Academic) Students’ Union, the Students’ Union General Manager, the Associate Vice-Provost Learning Services and the Director of the Bookstore. This group meets on a regular basis to address Bookstore performance and to assist … Continue reading "Refocusing Course Material delivery at the Universty of Alberta Bookstore"

April 16, 2008


University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus

The kiosk theme was a collaborative effort involving University of Toronto Fire Prevention Staff, Toronto Fire Services, and the graphic design studio. The premise was to show partnership in safety and convey a campus environment where students can feel safe. Several preliminary draft ideas were circulated to different stakeholder offices on campus (Student Affairs, Health … Continue reading "University public relations initiative for fire safety on campus"

April 16, 2008


Information Literacy Online: Interactive Tutorials for Research Skills

Tutorial content, design, media, and animation were developed through a close collaboration between librarians and computer science students employed by the former Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology (AITT). Funding for the project continues to be provided by a grant administered through the Acadia Student Resource Centre to create services and resources for students, with … Continue reading "Information Literacy Online: Interactive Tutorials for Research Skills"

April 16, 2008


Portal Partnership Links Windsor to International Online Solutions

Stakeholder involvement was an integral part of the planning and implementation of this large and complex project. In the fall of 2007 the project team consulted with deans and others in the eight Faculties and with four university-wide management groups (Administration Executive Group, President’s Executive Committee, Managers and Supervisors Group and the Senior Management Group). … Continue reading "Portal Partnership Links Windsor to International Online Solutions"

April 16, 2008


NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project

The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"

April 16, 2008


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