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Promoting Engaging, Accessible, and Sustainable Virtual Events

In response to the increase of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGill Office of Sustainability launched its Sustainable Virtual Event certification program with the goal of promoting sustainability and accessibility for virtual events. An adaptation of the successful McGill Sustainable Events certification program, which has certified more than 300 events since 2017, … Continue reading "Promoting Engaging, Accessible, and Sustainable Virtual Events"

June 15, 2021


Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape

When Queen’s Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) implemented a complete end-to-end Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution in May 2017, little did they know that it would pave the way for a seamless and agile transition to remote working.  Leveraging the improvements and changes made to both systems and processes, SPS was able to immediately pivot to processing all … Continue reading "Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape"

June 15, 2021


Biomass sustainable energy facility

Since 2011, a diverse group of dedicated professionals at Simon Fraser University have sought to evaluate, design, plan and construct an alternative energy source for heating the Burnaby campus to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets while meeting the thermal needs of the Burnaby Mountain community. Opened in October 2020, the facility provides our Burnaby … Continue reading "Biomass sustainable energy facility"

June 15, 2021


Webinar – How to incorporate sustainable procurement into the day-to-day operation: A Procurement Management Perspective (PDF Presentation)

Webinar - How to incorporate sustainable procurement into the day-to-day operation: A Procurement Management Perspective (PDF Presentation)

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August 5, 2020


Redefining Financial Sustainability

Concordia University developed a sustainability policy back in 2015. The policy seeks to integrate four main university pillars of (1) its own operations (2) its research and academic programs (3) its investment approach (4) its funding/financing program. The proposal is with respect to initiatives we have implemented to pillars’ #3 and #4, which in effect redefined how we … Continue reading "Redefining Financial Sustainability"

June 29, 2020


Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) developed a Transparent Activity-Based Budget System (TABBS) in 2012. This model has a new approach for allocating provincial operating funding, tuition and indirect costs. Indirect costs are defined as the operating costs of the administrative/support units and also central funds. One component of indirect costs is the cost of space, … Continue reading "Campus Map Visulization for Displaying Occupancy Related Data"

June 29, 2020


FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website

Facilities Management Maintaining a campus that supports our community The Mount Royal University Facilities Management department is responsible for the maintenance and growth of our internal and external environment. Facilities Management supports our community by providing services that save money, time and resources. Some of the services include, the cleanliness of the building, furniture, way-finding, … Continue reading "FM Insider – Department Newsletter and Website"

June 29, 2020


Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises

At McMaster University, like other Canadian universities and colleges, has a number of student support departments, also call ancillary services. These are activities the generally fall as secondary to the University’s mission, but are an essential part of student support activities. These services include: Housing and Conference Services, Hospitality and Catering Services, Campus Store, Media … Continue reading "Transformational Change – Moving Ancillary Units to Fully Contributing For-Profit Business Enterprises"

June 29, 2020


Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation

McMaster’s commitment to reuse and recycle IT waste has diverted well over 250,000 lbs of electronics waste from landfill since 2009 and provided more than 2,000 lbs of refurbished computers to people in need in 2019 alone. In 2009, McMaster began addressing IT waste with a focus on waste stream diversion through recycling and reuse. … Continue reading "Trash to Treasure: The evolution of a process for IT collection, reuse, and donation"

June 29, 2020


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