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Implementation of MS Teams telephony at UNB

The University of New Brunswick migrated its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony services to MS Teams successfully on August 27, 2020. This is the first time MS Teams telephony has been fully deployed at a university in Canada. MS Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 (M365) suite of cloud-based services adopted at UNB … Continue reading "Implementation of MS Teams telephony at UNB"

June 15, 2021


Workplace Learning Ecosystem

UBC has more than 20,000 employees that require compliance training and professional development (PD). To fulfill this requirement, different departments across the University offered internal compliance training and PD to employees, using multiple strategies like face-to-face, Moodle, canvas, People Soft, and WordPress. The registration process for employees to enroll in these courses was different depending on the … Continue reading "Workplace Learning Ecosystem"

June 15, 2021


Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates

The University of Northern British Columbia is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in a community now commonly identified as Prince George. This picturesque setting at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers is a place known for its short hot summers and long cold winters; a climate that lends itself … Continue reading "Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates"

June 15, 2021


Enterprise Teaching Research and Collaboration System

Enterprise Teaching Research And Collaboration System (eTRACS) is a system geared towards faculty management, designed to transform manual administrative processes into an integrated faculty management system to better support short and long term program and course planning, faculty lifecycle processes, annual budget preparation, contracts administration, reporting and more! It focuses on providing capabilities to academic and administrative … Continue reading "Enterprise Teaching Research and Collaboration System"

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


UVic’s New Student Connect program

The New Student Connect program is an online university community where new students from all over the world connect with others entering their first-year at UVic using Microsoft Teams. Throughout the 2020-2021 Academic year, UVic has hired and trained a host of compassionate and experienced upper-year students who want to make the first-year experience of these students … Continue reading "UVic’s New Student Connect program"

June 15, 2021


The Laurier OneCard Five Minute Pivot Play

If one ever wants to truly understand the integral role its department plays within the university, simply request a lockdown and wait 24 hours. With the campus closed, how do we suddenly re-tool to offer the required deliverables to new OneCard members while maintaining the integrity of the system? Introducing a cost-saving, seamless, user-friendly OneCard … Continue reading "The Laurier OneCard Five Minute Pivot Play"

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



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


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