Release Date: June 20, 2005
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U of R receives national quality and productivity award
The University of Regina has been awarded the National Second prize in the 2005 Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) Quality and Productivity Awards. 

The University's award-winning submission titled, "Partnering to Project Success", outlines the U of R's strategy for delivering large, complex capital projects involving multiple internal and external stakeholders. The submission stems from the University's recent physical expansion, which more than doubled the size of campus between 1997 and 2004. 

The U of R's submission illustrates how effective team building through partnerships results in outstanding capital projects. Three recent projects (North and South Residences, Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, and Artificial Grass Field) were completed at costs that are low for the industry, on aggressive schedules, and with a co-operative team approach. 

CAUBO is a non-profit organization that promotes the professional and effective management of the administrative, financial and business affairs of higher education. Its annual awards program is designed to recognize, reward and share university achievements in improving the quality and reducing the cost of higher education programs and services. There are two award categories - National and Regional. National cash awards are given annually for the best three submissions from across the country. 

The 2005 prizes and certificates were presented at the CAUBO Annual Conference at the University of Western Ontario on June 19.