Monday, April 6, 2015
While April started with a bit of the fool - another touch of winter - it did not start with any funding certainty either.  That doesn't mean there is a problem....just like many of you with your revenues - a delay in securing the contracts.  This will be an item for May.  in the meantime - from the Desk of the Director goes like this: Director's Office:  I am pleased to introduce the new... Read More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
While this March brings moments of spring like weather there remains a real and I suggest a metaphoric ‘chill in the air’.  The metaphoric chill extends to our collective futures relative to the Alberta’s ‘current fiscal reality’.  For those of you who operate on daily revenue flow, uncertainty on revenues is a constant.  For those who operate in the contract/job bid/success world, revenue ups... Read More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
So….ever wonder what’s on my desk? Tonight it is budget processes and plans for the Department and the College.  As a member of the Budget Committee I will be contributing to the operational plan of GPRC for 2015-2016.  Uncertainty remains relative to our base funds yet opportunity is being explored, relative to revenue generating ideas.  What remains my primary responsibility as Director Centre... Read More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
In my new role at the CRI I find it particularly interesting that GPRC is considering moving towards becoming a Polytechnic University. According to ‘polytechnic’ means ‘of, relating to, or offering instruction in a variety of industrial arts, applied sciences, or technical subjects.’ I can’t imagine a better foundation for GPRC than to already have the CRI – a college department... Read More
Monday, December 8, 2014
Although cliché it is true.  Hard to believe that it is Christmas.  Having said that, it’s a wonderful time of the year – especially if you can take a few days with family and friends to catch some sleep, celebrate the season and hopefully, rejuvenate for the January rush.   When I sat down to craft this update, I was surprised at the number of changes to report this month.  First,... Read More