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Descriptive Title of Proposal: Merging Université Laval’s Student Placement Services and Continuing Education Department

Université Laval used to have a Student Placement Services (SPLA) unit dedicated to working with students and alumni to foster their career development. Beyond its internships and practica, which were effectively incorporated into the academic pathways of various programs, the other employment-related activities and services available through SPLA were quite far removed from curriculum and … Continue reading "Descriptive Title of Proposal: Merging Université Laval’s Student Placement Services and Continuing Education Department"

May 15, 2023

Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University

In 2021, Wilfrid Laurier University became the first Canadian university to adopt the newly launched Pitney Bowes ParcelPoint™ Smart Lockers.  The successful pilot at the Waterloo campus has already led to expansion of the smart lockers to the Brantford campus. Investing into this innovative technology has enabled Distribution Services to change its delivery model for … Continue reading "Smart Lockers at Wilfrid Laurier University"

June 15, 2022

Surplus Furniture Program

Our Surplus Furniture Program simplifies repurposing furniture within the university, reducing our environmental impact while creating a surplus inventory where departments can reduce furniture costs and the university can create revenue while increasing its resilience amid COVID and supply chain interruptions. Two critical elements necessary for this program’s success are furniture standardization and warehouse space … Continue reading "Surplus Furniture Program"

June 15, 2022

One stop student experience using proactive technologies

University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources implemented proactive chat in December 2018, and chat reference queries tripled overnight.  Students embraced the easy to use “Ask me” bubble which appeared on all library webpages after 20 seconds.  Students did not have to hunt for a link or leave their study space, where ever they were … Continue reading "One stop student experience using proactive technologies"

June 15, 2022

Strategic Procurement at McMaster University

McMaster’s focus on sustainability, including climate change sparked this strategic project partnering with students and university suppliers to align buying practices with our sustainability commitments, intersecting social and environmental impacts with economic considerations. The outcome is that products and services are evaluated for best value with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social change. Strategic Procurement … Continue reading "Strategic Procurement at McMaster University"

June 15, 2022

Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)

The Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES) will enable TRU to economically and resiliently achieve carbon neutrality before 2030, securing TRU’s place as one of the most sustainable universities in the world. This 10-year building project is forecasted by its developer, Creative Energy, to realize a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas … Continue reading "Low Carbon District Energy System (LCDES)"

June 15, 2022

Brock University’s Self-Isolation Process During COVID-19

In Fall 2021, close to 2,500 students moved into residences across campus. Brock University developed a Pandemic Recovery Guiding Document to guide operations throughout the pandemic and will continue to serve as a key document for the Emergency Management Group at the University. Part 3 of the document outlines protocols for COVID-19 surveillance and case … Continue reading "Brock University’s Self-Isolation Process During COVID-19"

June 15, 2022

Risk Based Emergency Response

Following the onset of a global pandemic in 2020, Sheridan closed its campuses and retooled over 3,000 courses for over 25,000 students and all student support services for virtual delivery, to comply with provincial directives preventing in-person teaching and learning on postsecondary campuses. To enable business continuity and retain the engagement of students and employees, … Continue reading "Risk Based Emergency Response"

June 15, 2022

University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program

Since August 2020, an enthusiastic and dedicated multidivisional team across the U of T’s three campuses has worked hard to develop, manage, and maintain the U of T Quarantine Program. The Program was developed to encourage and ease the journey of our incoming and returning international students. Specifically, it was intended to provide these students … Continue reading "University of Toronto Quarantine Accommodation Program"

June 15, 2022

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