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Robotics and Technology in Campus Food Services

Prior to COVID-19, Sheridan College had begun a process of revamping their food services operations. Sheridan only has retail outlets on campus and does not have dining halls. Costs to run longer hours of these outlets were not financially feasible given the sales after normal class hours. In order to better serve both residential and … Continue reading "Robotics and Technology in Campus Food Services"

June 15, 2021


Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)

Electrical power production in Ontario is changing from centralized to decentralized.  The commercial availability of renewable energy and energy storage technologies have both made big strides forward. As such, in a landscape with increasing risks to campus operations, Laurier elected to develop an energy strategy that would improve climate adaptation, improve reliability and resiliency of energy supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and respond with more flexibility to incentive based, variable rate structures. Laurier partnered with Johnson Controls for the design and … Continue reading "Laurier Energy Efficiency Project (LEEP)"

June 15, 2021


Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning

In March 2020, learning shifted online in response to COVID-19 and it became clear that ICT needed to create a reliable, secure virtual environment for instructors to provide computer lab lessons that students could access remotely. Students needed to be able to use their own computing devices to access the virtual environment via the internet … Continue reading "Virtual Labs to Support Remote Learning"

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


UVic’s Shared Resources Program

The Shared Resources program was developed to redeploy UVic employees on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 and to provide a mechanism for UVic departments to share capacity among staff based on increased or decreased workloads. UVic’s response to COVID-19, as with most universities, created a surge in demand for services in some departments, and a lack of … Continue reading "UVic’s Shared Resources Program"

June 15, 2021


Digitization of Exam Management Processes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polytechnique Montréal’s Printing and Digital Services came up with the idea of digitizing the processes used to manage in-person exams for the fall 2020 term. This involved digitizing all of the exams so that marking and other associated processes could be managed electronically. This resulted in a wide range … Continue reading "Digitization of Exam Management Processes"

June 15, 2021


The “Campus éclatés” Initiative During COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19 have provided the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) with an opportunity to assert what sets it apart as a leading institution committed to education on a human scale, namely the development of students’ skills in a real-world context, innovation, excellence, and the ability to overcome challenges, find solutions and adapt to … Continue reading "The “Campus éclatés” Initiative During COVID-19"

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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