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Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security

Mount Royal University deployed an AI-assisted video surveillance solution that learns what is routine and expected movement in each of its security camera feeds and automatically identifies anomalous activity in real-time and to brings it to the attention of security personnel.  The video system has transformed from a reactive and evidence gathering tool to one that enables … Continue reading "Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Campus Security"

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


Performance Development Project

In 2020 Trinity Western University (TWU) will complete a multi-year project that redesigned and re-envisioned our staff performance development framework and system.   TWU is post-secondary intuition that is uniquely positioned as a liberal arts university in a competitive job market and needs to attract and retain top employee talent so we can achieve strategic … Continue reading "Performance Development Project"

June 29, 2020


On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform.

The University of Calgary receives over 1400 applications annually from graduate students applying for university scholarships, with most students applying numerous times over their University career. In support of improving the student experience and achieving administrative efficiencies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), in partnership with Information Technologies (IT), developed a secure on-line scholarship application … Continue reading "On-line Scholarship Application. This solution allows the University of Calgary to award $3.5million in numerous types of scholarships through one competition; utilizes data in the student system to identify potential scholarships for applicants; improves program level administration and review; and simplifies final Faculty of Graduate Studies adjudication and selection, all within one platform."

June 29, 2020


Communications Calendar

The Communications Calendar is a dynamic tool – a calendar – synchronized with a project management system showing university-wide communication activities by product type (news, social media, events) as well as by university priorities.  The result is a simple but robust strategic planning tool providing the communications team with real-time updates on university activities resulting in communications.   … Continue reading "Communications Calendar"

June 29, 2020


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

With a desire to provide an efficient desktop service and improve the overall student experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic invested in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology. With approximately 3,300 lab computers, supporting 150+ programs a strategic decision was made to shift to desktop virtualization to support the modern learning needs of students and set the foundation for … Continue reading "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure"

June 29, 2020


UBC’s Try an E-Bike Program

To support UBC’s sustainable transportation target of at least 66% of trips to and from the university being made by sustainable modes, UBC developed the “Try an E-Bike Program” pilot. The program provided participants with 24hours of free e-bike rentals and discounts towards the purchase of an e-bike at six participating local bike shops. The … Continue reading "UBC’s Try an E-Bike Program"

June 29, 2020


En Route to Safety Program

Laurier’s Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM) department created the En Route to Safety program after identifying that in Ontario – and across North America – Motor Vehicle Incidents (MVIs) remain the leading cause of workplace traumatic fatalities. On Laurier’s sprawling, urban, multi-campus setting, staff, students and faculty move from one building, location or city the next … Continue reading "En Route to Safety Program"

June 29, 2020


Ergo Fund

Ergonomics-related injuries continue to be one of the most frequent and costly work-related time loss injuries at the University of British Columbia (UBC), accounting for 29% of claims and 21% of claim costs (2015-2019).  In an effort to reduce the risk of overexertion injuries HR’s Ergonomics Program established a centralized Ergo Fund to provide departments … Continue reading "Ergo Fund"

June 29, 2020


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