Adapting Quickly to Provide Critical Support to the University
In anticipation of the restrictions COVID-19 would place on Saskatchewan and the university, ConnectionPoint acted fast to ensure that USask employees would continue to get the help they needed.
Campus Access Badge Process
In early April, FRAN was asked to support the administration of the campus access badge process in Jira’s ticketing system. With the university being closed, Protective Services needed a method for identifying which USask employees needed to be on campus for critical reasons on a regular basis.
Creation of a Facilities Stores Online Order and Delivery System
Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, it became clear that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning, and sanitizing products were going to be in significant demand. In the decentralized stores model, it was challenging to assess the current inventory of these products across campus in order to keep senior leaders informed of the university’s ability to continue or resume on-campus activities.
Enabling Inspired Communities
When ICT launched the technology plan in the fall of 2019, we imagined the university's technology would be expanding boundaries by 2025; our culture would be rooted in collaboration where people could pursue their passions and achieve success regardless of location. We never imagined COVID-19 would be the catalyst to accelerate that aspiration.
USask unites: Culinary Services donates food to Friendship Inn during COVID-19
Saskatchewan food banks are still supporting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. And staff at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are stepping up to do their part.