Quality_Money___Students_Union__U_of_CAt many post-secondary institutions across the country students and faculty have little say in how finances are invested in academic programs and campus life in general. At the University of Calgary (U of C), thanks to your Students’ Union (SU), the campus community has access to a resource that allows them to create and implement projects and initiatives identified as priorities for students. This resource is Quality Money.

Quality Money is a unique partnership between your SU and the U of C. Each year the SU is provided with approximately $1.5 million from the U of C Board of Governors to invest in projects that will enhance the overall student experience.

Each fall semester, the SU invites Quality Money proposals from students, faculty and other members of the campus community. The major stipulation of these proposals is that the project or initiative must contribute to one of the Quality Money Funding Pillars. The definition of each funding stream can be found in the application package.

APPLICATIONS

 

Applications for the 2016/17 Quality Money program are now available. The deadline for this year is Friday November 25th at 4 pm. Please read the guidelines carefully prior to submission. Only complete applications will be reviewed.


2016-2017 Application

how to acknowledge QUALITY MONEY

For Quality Money projects, please use the logo provided in this download.

If a logo is not appropriate for the medium please use this wording: A Quality Money project, brought to you by your Students’ Union.

For projects that involve a space or place, please use our plaque PDF, provided in this download.

History

An original proposal from your SU, Quality Money funding was first secured from the University Board of Governors (BOG) by your SU in 2003 as part of the annual ‘tuition consultation’. The first quality money allocation totaled $800,000. However, the money was not allocated until 2004. Since 2004, the Quality Money initiative has grown both financially and in scope. In 2005, due to the previous year’s success of the program, funding allocation increased to $1,377,601.56. Since then, annual funding allocation from BOG has been, on average, approximately $1.4 – $1.6 million. Since 2004, over $21,000,000 has been awarded to Quality Money initiatives. Past Quality Money projects have included funding for physical space changes to create needed meeting space, study space and lockers, as well as collaborative spaces like the SU Clubs office. It has enhanced sustainability by supporting bicycle transportation-related projects and the community garden. It has increased academic opportunities through book loan and bursary programs, enhanced university library resources and new library spaces, and provided much-needed computer and laboratory equipment. Quality Money has also funded projects to support the health and wellness of students, such as the flu clinic and updating prayer space.

Working in Partnership

Quality Money is an excellent example of collaboration between your SU, the university and the student body. The Quality Money proposal process allows the SU to determine where students feel money should be invested on campus. Furthermore, thanks to feedback and proposals received through the Quality Money program, the SU is better able to inform the university about the priorities and concerns of students. Your SU uses feedback from students in determining where to invest Quality Money each year. The Quality Money committee reviews proposals and approves a certain number each year based on the overall benefits proposed for students. Projects that have been approved are usually announced in the spring. The following is a summary of Quality Money approved projects since the program’s inception in 2004.

Quality Money approved projects

  1. Science Collaborative Space: $535,602.05
  2. Eric Lahoda Memorial SU Clubs Scholarship: $100,000.00
  3. Study Chairs For the Bennett Jones Law Library: $62,635.13
  4. Community Garden Development Phase Two: $3,743.43
  5. Cumming School of Medicine Student Nap Room: $21,200.00
  6. TFDL Collaborative Workroom Table Replacement: $46,265.04
  7. Emergency Management: $341,000.00
  8. Level Up: $40,000.00
  9. Cross Campus Locker Replacement: $112,543.35
  10. TFDL 5th Floor Quiet Study Area Furniture: $216,158.68
  11. 2016 Student Influenza Immunization Clinic: $28,280.00
  12. SASHA Lounge Upgrade: $40,100.00
  13. Student Financial Empowerment Initiative: $31,500.00
  14. We are all Dinos: $165,000.00
  15. NōD Magazine: $8,550.00
  16. The Purple Bench: $3,780.00
  17. Campus Cycling Infrastructure Phase Two: $57,168.25
  18. Greener Events: $33,011.80
  19. Elders as Teachers: $23,145.00

  1. AAMPING UP: Advising, Awarding, & Mentoring Arts & Science Co-Op and Internship Students – $28,366.40
  2. SSC Study Space – $26,086.13
  3. MSC AIRUC Upgrade Phase Two – $72,000.00
  4. Prayer Space Renovations – $50,000.00
  5. Interactive White Boards for Teaching & Learning – $7,143.00
  6. Supplemental Instruction Package for First Year Language Classes – $105,111.74
  7. Volunteer Services Renovation – $440,007.00
  8. Whiteboards in Group Workrooms, Bennett Jones Law Library – $5,233.00
  9. Sexual Assault Prevention Project – $108,270.00
  10. SUVS Tax Program Laptops – $20,000.00
  11. Gallagher Library Laptop Lending Program – $6,630.00
  12. Haskayne – Scurfield Hall Washroom Renovations – $50,000.00
  13. Co-Curricular Record – $180,000.00
  14. MSC Patio Facelift – $84,150.00
  15. Student Mass Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Clinic – $7,350.00
  16. ICT Microwaves – $110,821.61
  17. Ballroom Ceiling Assessment - $84,505.68
  18. Digital Solutions for the Health Sciences Library – $14,857.00
  19. MSC Charging Stations – $40,000.00
  20. Community Garden Project – $2,262.32
  21. Campus Cycling Infrastructure Update – $44,625.00
  22. Social Sciences Lockers – $67,508.33
  23. ASSERT - $21,510.00
  24. ucalgarycares: Diversifying Participation in Experiential Learning – $42,750.00
  25. SUPERWork - $170,045.44
  26. Exterior Pageantry and Maps Project – $118,200.00
  27. SU Wellness Centre Expansion Feasibility Study – $120,000.00
  28. Centralized Math Support – $280,000.00

  1. Service Learning Program for Pre-Service Teachers  – $82,296.00
  2. UCalgary Welcome Centre  – $195,200.00
  3. Music Practice Rooms Update  – $7,200.00
  4. Movies that Matter  – $11,880.00
  5. Q Centre Renovation  – $201,355.00
  6. Project Transcendence  – $31,910.00
  7. Aboriginal Student Success, Empowerment and Re-Engagement Training Program (ASSERT)  – $4,992.88
  8. Claim Your Seat   – $60,000.00
  9. Interreligious & Intercultural Diversity Program  – $60,600.00
  10. Information Centre Renovation  – $139,060.00
  11. DMC Maker Space  – $7,068.00
  12. TFDL Collaborative Learning Space  – $75,826.00
  13. ucalgarycares Indigenous Leadership and Engagement Program  – $57,186.00
  14. iPads for Learning and Teaching  – $2,745.00
  15. MSC AirUC Upgrades  – $180,000.00
  16. Upgrading Health Sciences Gym  – $21,770.10
  17. Going Global  – $13,379.54
  18. U of C Student Emergency Medical Response Team (UCERT)  – $91,939.63
  19. Student Activities Fund   – $99,000.00

  1. West Clubs Area Renovation – $464,004.00
  2. Arabic Studies - $182,000.00
  3. Collaborative Technologies (Health Science Library) - $38,555.55
  4. U of C Solar Decathlon Fund - $100,000.00
  5. ICT Drinking Fountains - $46,000.00
  6. Students’ Union Mobile App - $45,000.00
  7. Upgrade of Adaptive Technology Room (TFDL) - $14,505.00
  8. ONEcard Capital -  $70,200.00
  9. MSC East Elevator Accessibility and Safety Upgrade - $247,800.00
  10. Women’s Leadership Program - $50,000.00
  11. The Communal Table Project - $6,028.00
  12. Dinos Rowing Initiative - $177,190.00
  13. U of C Solar Car Team - $50,000.00
  14. U of C Dinos Brand Refresh - $130,000.00
  15. Economics Mentorship Program -  $4,900.00
  16. Accessibility in Residence - $139,000.00

  1. Writer’s Block – $40,450
  2. Wellness Centre Television – $3,754
  3. Taylor Family Digital Library Student Furnishing – $363,180
  4. Stor Renovation – $120,000
  5. Ron Riopka Memorial Fund – $100,500
  6. National College Health Assessment – $26,000
  7. MacEwan Student Centre Washrooms – $218,940
  8. MacEwan Student Centre Microwaves – $26,378
  9. Main Entrance U of C Sign Rejuvenation – $175,766
  10. Learning Commons Roaming Student Peer Mentors- $41,300
  11. Intramural Sports Program – $27,775
  12. Information Centre- $45,250
  13. Faculty of Arts Lounge- $74,821
  14. Dinos Pride- $20,000
  15. Co-Curricular Record – $180,000
  16. Clubs Software – $40,000
  17. Club Space Upgrade – $37,889
  18. Civic Engagement Living Learning Centre – $110,400
  19. Akademeia- $4,900

  1. Faculty of Arts Lounge – $58,226.78
  2. Canadian Roots Exchange Program – $17,399.00
  3. Career Services’ Career Education Program – $49,500.00
  4. Claim Your Seat – $60,000.00
  5. Economics Mentorship Program – $3,000.00
  6. Eric Lahoda Memorial SU Club Scholarship – $50,000.00
  7. Gauntlet Website Redesign – $10,000.00
  8. Let’s Talk Science – $40,000.00
  9. MacEwan Student Centre Student Space Completion – $530,548.22
  10. Outdoor Fitness Circuit – $49,991.00
  11. Peer Mentoring in the Arts & Professional Undergraduate Courses – $130,400.00
  12. Safe Walk Scheduling – $2,310.00
  13. Student Lectureship Program – $50,000.00
  14. SU Sustainability Fund – $100,000.00
  15. NUTV – SU Electronic Network Board – $167,000.00
  16. Teaching Excellence Recognition Fund – $76,075.00
  17. Teaching & Learning Centre – Undergraduate Course Design  – 75,500.00
  18. University of Calgary Activities Fund – $100,000.00
  19. Undergraduate Research Symposium – $52,550.00
  20. Writer’s Block Workshop and Drop-in Consultations – $35,500.00

  1. Associate Director Wellness – Chaplaincy – $45,000.00
  2. Campus Improvement Fund Top-Up – $$230,060.00
  3. Canadian Roots – $17,399.00
  4. Grad Class Legacy Project – $30,000.00
  5. Locker Program Expansion – $87,153.00
  6. MacHall Student Space Expansion – $500,000.00
  7. Media Commons, Taylor Digital Library – $153,500.00
  8. MSC Furniture Upgrade – $40,982.00
  9. Movies That Matter – $9,920.00
  10. Safe Walk Radio Purchase – $8,495.00
  11. Service -Learning and Student Engagement – $45,000.00
  12. SEXXY – $18,000.00
  13. SU Communication Electronic Bulletin Board Initiative – $7,760.00
  14. SWEEP: Summer Work Experience Subsidy Program – $176,471.00
  15. T&L Centre: Teacher Preparedness & English Communication Enhancement – $225,840.00

Total $1,595,580.00

  1. Campus Improvement Fund Top-Up – $125,000.00
  2. Mac Hall Student Space Expansion – $600,000.00
  3. Bicycle Root Community Bike Shop – $7,050.00
  4. Student Ticket Subsidy for Fine Arts Events – $53,756.00
  5. Career Education Program (Career Services) – $37,455.75
  6. Teaching Excellence Awards Top-Up – $143,350.00
  7. Instructional Skills Workshop for Faculty (T&LC) – $47,000.00
  8. Course Design Program for Faculty (T&LC) – $58,500.00
  9.  Campus Community Connections (CISSA) – $23,400.00
  10. Writers’ Block II (Effective Writing Program) – $25,000.00
  11. Craigie Hall Bus Loop Upgrade – $35,000.00
  12. NδD Magazine – $8,500.00
  13. Student Book Loan Program – $57,675.82
  14. Community Green Space (ESS) – $97,000.00
  15. Bermuda Shorts Day – $90,000.00
  16. CJSW Relocation Project – $195,475.00

Total $1,604,162.57

  1. Building Undergraduate Peer Mentoring into Courses Across the University – $112,800.00
  2. Co-Curricular Transcript Program – $239,014.00
  3. Summer Work Experience Program – $495,155.72
  4. MacEwan Student Centre Computer Kiosks – $10,000.00
  5. Students’ Union Clubs Awards – $30,000.00
  6. Campus Bike Initiative – $35,503.00
  7.   Student Space Expansion – $250,000.00
  8. Inter-Institutional Residence Feasibility Study – $50,000.00
  9. SU Wellness Centre – $350,000.00

Total $1,572,472.72

  1. Academic Competition – $85,000.00
  2. Campus Improvement Fund Top-Up- $144,036.00
  3. Campus Involvement Award Top-Up – $150,000.00
  4. Class Size Reduction – $180,000.00
  5. Club Space Enhancement – $20,000.00
  6. English Language Teaching Enhancement Program – $101,500.00
  7. Gauntlet Redesign – $52,814.00
  8. Healthy U of C – $35,000.00
  9. MSC South Courtyard Renovation – $67,000.00
  10. Online Exam Bank – $92,000.00
  11. Producing a Textbook and Handbook for Undergraduate Course-based Peer Mentoring Programs in the Liberal Arts – $15,000.00
  12. Social Science E-Journal               – $20,150.00
  13. Students’ Union Wellness Centre – $350,000.00
  14. PSE Election Issues Advocacy Fund – $20,000.00
  15. SU Sustainability Fund – $85,000.00
  16. Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Study Coordinator – $10,000.00
  17. U of C Teacher Preparedness Program – $40,500.00
  18. Writer’s Block Writing Workshop & Support for Undergraduate Students             – $25,000.00

Total      $1,493,000.00

  1. Student Commons – $350,000
  2. Social Science Student Lounge (“Take Your Space”) – $100,000
  3. Information Commons Computers – $250,000
  4. International Experiences – $175,000
  5. Innovative Teaching Grants – $50,000
  6. Class Size Reduction – $200,000
  7. Library Resources: Ebrary and Ref Works – $78,000
  8. Peggy Patterson Scholarship – $21,000
  9. Campus Involvement Awards – $154,000
  10. MSC South Courtyard Renovation – $71,953

Total: $1,449,953.00

The 61st SLC distributed the first allocation of Quality Money for the establishment of proportional one time scholarships for each of the 13 faculties in existence at the university in 2004. Money was also invested in the creation of the “University Teaching Certificate Program” as part of the University’s Learning Commons.

Total $830,000.00