Official Launch of the Canadian Lean Higher Education Network

June 2021 - The University of Regina’s and the University of Waterloo’s Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI) communities have launched the Lean HE Canada network to provide university and college Lean/CI practitioners and those interested with an opportunity to network and share best practices in the higher education sector to meet the demand of Lean/CI in Canada.

The Canadian network aligned with the goals of the Americas division will provide members opportunities to share best practices and emerging techniques that will support service improvement across their organization. The network is led jointly by the University of Waterloo and the University of Regina. The core objective of the Canadian network is to build a community of like-minded individuals to expand knowledge and tools of CI/lean across Canadian higher education institutions while building strong, collaborative relationships.

The inaugural meeting was held on June 7, 2021 with presenters Kimberley Snage, Network Lead, University of Waterloo, Denise Junek, Director of Innovation - Facilities Management, University of Regina, and focused on how network membership would be established as well as future plans based on opportunity and growth, such as supporting mentorship opportunities for lean in Canada.

If you are interested or would like more information on the Canadian Lean Higher Education Network, please contact the network leads:

Kimberley Snage, Director HR Projects, Technology & Analytics, or Ray Konecsni, Director IS Client Services,