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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


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



Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Information Security is frequently near the top of Canadian universities' priority lists. However, challenges for Canadian Higher Education exist with resourcing and funding a fully functional SOC (Security Operations Center). Carleton University took the approach of modernising their existing Network Operations Centre, partnering with its technology provider, and adding CO-OP students into the operations centre.  The result is … Continue reading "Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)"

June 10, 2019


UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program

Since 2000 UBC’s energy conservation efforts have continued to be enhanced as the program has adapted with new technologies and data analysis tools.  In 2001, following energy audits of UBC's 100 largest facilities, the university launched the $40 million EcoTrek retrofit program. An energy services contract (ESCO) which guaranteed annual energy savings of $2.6 million. … Continue reading "UBC’s Energy Conservation & Innovation Program"

June 10, 2019


Creating and sharing a convocation experience for family and friends: 360° video and digital download.

Convocation is a great public occasion when a university celebrates its graduates’ accomplishments. It is a commemoration of student’s life at university and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with faculty, peers, family and friends. For eight years, Carleton University’s Teaching and Learning Services has provided a live stream of convocation for guests who … Continue reading "Creating and sharing a convocation experience for family and friends: 360° video and digital download."

June 10, 2019


Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Information Security is frequently near the top of Canadian universities' priority lists. However, challenges for Canadian Higher Education exist with resourcing and funding a fully functional SOC (Security Operations Center). Carleton University took the approach of modernising its existing Network Operations Centre, partnering with its technology provider, and adding CO-OP students into the operations centre. … Continue reading "Creation of a Security Operations Center (SOC)"

June 10, 2019


Planning a major infrastructure using a pilot project approach

HEC Montréal is planning to erect a new building in downtown Montréal for the fall of 2021. For this project, it has decided on a new work environment based on an open plan concept, among other details. Given the more traditional layout of the existing facilities, this will be a significant change for the school’s … Continue reading "Planning a major infrastructure using a pilot project approach"

June 10, 2019



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