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Building an effective RFP structure for Food Services Management to allow for focus and flexibility while navigating a global pandemic

University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) currently contracts Food Services Management on their Prince George campus. The vendor provides exclusive Vending, Catering, Retail, and Dining Hall Services. In preparation for a change in contract in Summer 2020, UNBC Business Services engaged the UNBC community to develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) that reflected the broad … Continue reading "Building an effective RFP structure for Food Services Management to allow for focus and flexibility while navigating a global pandemic"

June 15, 2021


Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates

The University of Northern British Columbia is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in a community now commonly identified as Prince George. This picturesque setting at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers is a place known for its short hot summers and long cold winters; a climate that lends itself … Continue reading "Free Cooling of Data Centers in Northern Climates"

June 15, 2021


Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape

When Queen’s Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) implemented a complete end-to-end Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution in May 2017, little did they know that it would pave the way for a seamless and agile transition to remote working.  Leveraging the improvements and changes made to both systems and processes, SPS was able to immediately pivot to processing all … Continue reading "Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape"

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





Performance Development Project

In 2020 Trinity Western University (TWU) will complete a multi-year project that redesigned and re-envisioned our staff performance development framework and system.   TWU is post-secondary intuition that is uniquely positioned as a liberal arts university in a competitive job market and needs to attract and retain top employee talent so we can achieve strategic … Continue reading "Performance Development Project"

June 29, 2020


Incident and Claims Management Program Integration

Launched in 2014, a new incident and claims management program has made remarkable progress to decrease time-loss claim durations by 57%, decrease WorkSafe insurance surcharges by 69%, generate savings of over $1M on insurance premiums, and ensure that all incidents are reported and fully investigated within new timelines established by WorkSafe.  With the support of … Continue reading "Incident and Claims Management Program Integration"

June 29, 2020


Ergo Fund

Ergonomics-related injuries continue to be one of the most frequent and costly work-related time loss injuries at the University of British Columbia (UBC), accounting for 29% of claims and 21% of claim costs (2015-2019).  In an effort to reduce the risk of overexertion injuries HR’s Ergonomics Program established a centralized Ergo Fund to provide departments … Continue reading "Ergo Fund"

June 29, 2020


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