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Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool

As the third province in Canada, Nova Scotia passed the Accessibility Act in April 2017. Administered by the Minister of Justice, the purpose of the Act is for the entire province to be accessible by 2030. In April 2020, the Nova Scotia Justice Department will prescribed post-secondary institutions as public sector bodies making them legislatively … Continue reading "Dalhousie University Built Environment Accessibility Audit Tool"

June 29, 2020


Tri-Agency Transition Resources

Transition to the New Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration The Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) launched the Tri-Agency Financial Administration initiative in 2017 with a focus on the following three key areas: moving to a more flexible approach to the administration and use of grant funds, bringing significant changes to the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial … Continue reading "Tri-Agency Transition Resources"

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November 22, 2019



Finance Support Program

Our finance support program really is all about support.  Support to department heads to ensure that they receive consistent, relevant information to base their decisions on.  Support in navigating the administrative tasks which are key to the smooth operation of their department. To achieve our support objectives we provided comprehensive training and resources to key … Continue reading "Finance Support Program"

January 22, 2018


Sharing knowledge and saving time with a Business Glossary and a FAQ tool

As with many organizations there is a lot of knowledge accumulated and shared through emails, documents, presentations, training sessions, workshops, and sometimes just in people’s heads. This decentralized method of organizing and accessing information was decreasing the quality, accuracy and consistency of UBC Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) staff work. The primary goal of this … Continue reading "Sharing knowledge and saving time with a Business Glossary and a FAQ tool"

January 10, 2018


McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet

After the 2010 success in developing and implementing the McGill MarketPlace (MMP), a holistic and fully integrated e-Procurement system, McGill University has turned its focus toward equipping its internal stockrooms/stores/services providers (the Stores) with an inventory management solution integrated with MMP. Starting 2015, the implementation of the SciQuest Supplies Manager solution (which was included in … Continue reading "McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet"

January 12, 2017


Managing Risk by Building Culture – Operational Excellence

The Operational Excellence Series is a practical learning program offered to Western employees involved in the administration of people, financial or other administrative processes across the University. The first of 14 courses was offered in August, 2015, and over the last 18 months, 315 administrators have participated. Operational Excellence was developed following a needs assessment … Continue reading "Managing Risk by Building Culture – Operational Excellence"

January 12, 2017


Emergency Management and Business Continuity as an Institution Priority

This project was undertaken as a result of a January 2013 review of the emergency response plans (ERP) and business continuity plans (BCP) on file which revealed that Jess than 25% of required departments had Emergency Response Plans and less that 5% had Business Continuity Plans. In addition an audit by the Internal Audit department … Continue reading "Emergency Management and Business Continuity as an Institution Priority"

June 14, 2016


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University

On March 31, 2004, the Westray Bill, Bill C-45, was approved by the federal government and established unprecedented legal responsibilities for employers to ensure the safety of the people performing work in their facility. More importantly, Bill C-45 added section 217.1 to the criminal code of Canada, which read: Everyone who undertakes, or has the … Continue reading "Generating a culture of safety within the student body, staff, and faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University"

April 16, 2015


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