Queen's initiatives recognized with national awards
Two Queen's initiatives have been recognized with Quality and Productivity Awards at the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO)'s annual conference.
SeQure, the Queen's Student Safety App, secured a second-place honour. Developed by Queen's alumni Chris Sinkinson, Artsci’02, MBA’11, and David Sinkinson, Artsci’11, MBA’13, along with the Campus Safety Working Group, the app gives students access to Queen's safety resources at their fingertips.
“The app is both innovative and practical, and it's wonderful to see the hard work of many people, particularly the Sinkinson brothers, recognized in this way,” says Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Associate Dean, Student Affairs. “Other institutions have looked to the SeQure as a model and shown interest in developing similar apps of their own.”
Queen's Environmental Health and Safety took home first prize for its work as part of the four-university consortium that created the Canadianized Hazardous Materials Inventory System (HECHMET). Developed alongside partners from the University of Ottawa, Concordia University and the Royal Military College of Canada, the inventory allows individual institutions to monitor the purchase of all chemicals and to ensure appropriate disposal and compliance with regulatory standards and reporting obligations.
“With researchers from a multitude of fields using a variety of materials, this database has become an invaluable tool for several departments at Queen’s,” says Dan Langham, Director, Environmental Health and Safety. “It allows us to manage inventories efficiently and using best practices.”
CAUBO is a non-profit professional organization representing the interests of administrative and financial officers at Canadian universities and affiliated colleges.
For more information about the awards visit the CAUBO website.