University Initiatives Office

The University Initiatives Office was established to coordinate complex and cross-functional strategic initiatives across the University of Alberta. The UIO is focused on implementing solutions to improve the experience of employees who access university services and for employees working within these business processes.

The UIO is working alongside colleges and service units on the following initiatives:

  • review of human resources administrative services and development of a roadmap to implement improvements;
  • development of an enterprise resource planning strategy and roadmap;
  • improvement of research administration processes;
  • review of work integrated learning in the College of Health Sciences;
  • HR process improvement through initiatives under PEAC; and
  • development and consultation for Budget Model 2.0.

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Principles & Values

We provide a clear line of sight to the executive on progress toward execution of the university’s strategic goals. Our principles are to build and sustain trusting relationships, find purpose in our interactions, and create success at the university through respect, collaboration, creativity, and accountability.

  • We value respect, trust, and purposefulness in our relationships.
  • We value trust and integrity in our interactions.
  • We value sincerity, kindness, and collaboration in working with our stakeholders.
  • We value growth, learning, and creativity to develop competence in our work.
  • We value happiness, fun, and bring a sense of connectedness to our approach to supporting the university in successfully achieving its strategic goals.

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