Partnership between faculties and Information Technology: University-wide benefits
Through a series of fortunate events, a researcher approached Patrick Provencher, Manager of IT Support Services at the Faculty of Arts about sharing a programmer. Patrick knew they could leverage a programmer but hadn’t budgeted for the expense. He reached out to Daniel Trottier, Senior Director of IT Solutions, to see if there were opportunities to share a resource. From there, a partnership project was born.
Building the University of tomorrow: smart building coming to uOttawa
Intelligent buildings, or smart buildings, are developed to maximize a building’s efficiency while lowering both its operational costs and environmental impact. They provide illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, and sanitation over a building’s lifecycle. All this is done using information technology during operation to connect a variety of subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimize total building performance.
Student discussion forum: shaping the user experience
In a world where transactions are increasingly carried out online and experiences take place in the digital realm, user experience has never been more important. At the University of Ottawa, the student user experience is at the heart of the institution and Digital Campus Transformation Plan.
6 benefits of virtual coffee breaks and why you should schedule one today
Last year after a month of remote working, Chief Information Officer Martin Bernier realized that the hours of his workday would fly by in online meetings, without a break. Knowing others were likely in a similar situation, he started scheduling virtual coffee breaks with his team. In celebration of one year of virtual coffee breaks with over 150 staff and students, we are sharing reasons why we think you need to schedule a virtual coffee break now.