Ontario universities are improving efficiency by finding new ways of doing business and forming innovative partnerships. Universities continue to cut costs through collaboration, shared services, and administrative efficiencies, while improving services for students and staff. The Ontario government’s Productivity and Innovation Fund (PIF) – a $45 million investment in Ontario’s postsecondary sector – was a major catalyst for collaboration that has achieved amazing results. The report features several PIF projects and also highlights what individual universities are doing to leverage technology, modernize administrative processes and make their facilities and operations run smarter, not harder.
Faster, Cheaper, Smarter: Improving Efficiency at Ontario Universities is a follow-up report to the 2011 Innovative Ideas report.