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Paper recycling bin at every U-Print device

I have noticed that people using the uPrint devices print things that they don't want and leave the paper on the machine or lying around.

Also, I noticed that many of the uPrint devices are located in hallways and other spaces which don't have a paper recycling bin close by.

I think it would be very helpful and useful to have a paper recycling bin at every U-Print device. Paper only recycling, so a single narrow slot... more »

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Surplus store

Tied into the idea of better asset management, the idea would be to have a store front where surplus items from around campus can be stored in (rather than stuffed into little rooms around campus taking up valuable space) and sold out of.

 

There are other Universities with programs along the same lines.

http://www.uiowa.edu/uisurplus/index.html

http://www.msusurplusstore.com/servlet/StoreFront

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Create service for research equipment maintenance

Every 2 years new research machinery gets bought from grants, but these grants don't provide the funding or training for upkeep, maintenance, or upgrading. McGill now has thousands and thousands of tonnes of lab equipment that's collecting dust because they have broken down, become obsolete in two years, or research interests have shifted. We need a system in place to maintain this machinery, reuse it, or supervise the... more »

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