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Collaboration Aims for Universal Electronic CVs

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Windsor was selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies to test eCV’s ability to electronically generate CVs for the Ontario Council for Graduate Studies (OCGS) program reviews from March through May 2007. The Faculty of Graduate Studies supplied the development team with templates … Continue reading "Collaboration Aims for Universal Electronic CVs"

April 16, 2008


E-Recruitment at the University of Toronto

A project team with representatives from different parts of the University was established to choose the e-recruitment vendor. A larger group of individuals was then asked to test the system, act as advocates and become “super users”. We also developed a communication plan for the roll out of the system that involved information sessions, training … Continue reading "E-Recruitment at the University of Toronto"

April 16, 2008


NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project

The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"

April 16, 2008


Scholars Portal

As a collective initiative of all 20 Ontario universities, there has been significant involvement at all levels. Through the Ontario Council of University Libraries, the Directors of Ontario’s university libraries have guided the broad vision of Scholars Portal and have worked together to ensure its financial viability. Through the Scholars Portal development group, representatives from … Continue reading "Scholars Portal"

April 16, 2008


My Convocation

A project team was struck consisting of knowledgeable representatives from the Office of University Events and Community Relations (ceremonial aspect), the Registrar’s Office (diplomas, convocation program, student records), and the Student Information Systems team (overall technical design) . The RO also acted on behalf of the Alumni Office to ensure the information they required would … Continue reading "My Convocation"

April 16, 2008


Online Budget (Template) System

The initial implementation of the OBTS was intended to provide a familiar interface to the budget – albeit through an online web-application. This implementation was guided by the input received from Portfolio Managers and Envelope Managers over two years of implementing the traditional budget process, Comments received through last year’s training sessions (i e, two … Continue reading "Online Budget (Template) System"

April 16, 2008


Transforming and renewing a facilities resource team in a period of growth

Labour relations is a key part of this process of renewal. Prior to 2001, the relationship with NASA was adversarial, characterized by a lack of trust and respect. At that shop floor, there was no buyin to what the university was doing. University clients didn’t see the value of the service they were getting. Human … Continue reading "Transforming and renewing a facilities resource team in a period of growth"

April 16, 2008


Open-Plan Program

The University of Alberta has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. Efficient and responsible spending is critical. University Planners and Project Managers work collaboratively and consultatively with the campus community on all design initiatives, encouraging contemporary design and furniture standards All faculties and departments are involved in the development of the general and detailed space … Continue reading "Open-Plan Program"

April 16, 2007


The Paperless Office: Putting Students Online no In Line

While the technical development and implementation of SATS was accomplished by IT personnel, ail staff In the Office of the Registrar at U of T Mississauga played a major role in the project – presenting ideas, giving feedback, and helping to create the processes which would enhance student services. AH staff share a sense of … Continue reading "The Paperless Office: Putting Students Online no In Line"

April 16, 2007


Every Third Building if Free: UBC Renew

From the initial conception, consensus building and stakeholder buy-in, especially with the academics, has been a priority for UBC Renew. A communications committee was created for this project to work with planners, implementers – including facility, operations management and the stakeholders – to ensure that there was (and is) a steady stream of two-way information … Continue reading "Every Third Building if Free: UBC Renew"

April 16, 2007


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