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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


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


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


Implementation of TEM2 (Chrome River) Expense Reimbursement System

In the spring of 2018, Saskatchewan Polytechnic rolled out a new electronic expense claim system – TEM2 (Chrome River) – that has greatly improved efficiency and user satisfaction. After several years using the suboptimal TEM1 (Travel and Expense Management) for submission of expense claims, Sask Polytech now has a best in-class expense claim system available for its employees. … Continue reading "Implementation of TEM2 (Chrome River) Expense Reimbursement System"

June 29, 2020


Service Reviews: Transforming University Services

Faced with the challenges of improving performance and shrinking budgets the University of Alberta’s IST Business Transformation unit developed and implemented a new approach to reviewing services.    The Service Reviews/Redesigns Playbook progresses through 4 stages: Understand, Observe, Ideate, and Recommend. As a service, or business process, progresses through these stages, the service and process … Continue reading "Service Reviews: Transforming University Services"

June 29, 2020


Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion Program

Beginning in 2014, the University of Calgary Campus Security initiated a project to modernize its Security Operations Centre (SOC) with the goal of increasing campus safety and efficiency.  The initial scope of the project included the replacement of the existing analog cameras and the development of a video management system. This project was a significant … Continue reading "Building the Smart Campus: CCTV Expansion Program"

June 29, 2020






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