Office of the CIO

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Information Technology Mandate

Information Technology’s mandate is to lead the IT efforts at the University of Ottawa.  It closely works with faculties and services to address uOttawa’s institutional requirements and objectives.

Information Technology provides leadership in prioritizing and optimizing technical investments while leveraging best practices in terms of solution design and security. The vision is to facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff with IT resources and expertise.


CIO Mandate

The CIO provides the vision and leadership of information technology initiatives to support uOttawa’s vision for excellence in research, teaching, and learning.

He focuses on strategies to improve systems, people, resources, and technologies for organizational effectiveness that will ultimately lead to a more cohesive and integrated environment for information, applications, and infrastructure.  In guiding the University to strategically invest its IT resources, the CIO helps the University in achieving better cost effectiveness, service quality, and agility.


IT Projects

Leveraging IT to enable faculties and services, ultimately empowering our students, professors, and staff to achieve their best.

List of major projects


  • Research portal and data hub: Implement a research portal to support a one-stop-shop approach and build the uOttawa research database to centralize information for all research projects and opportunities.
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance: Working with Finance and other stakeholders, implement the changes necessary to meet the PCI/DSS compliance.
  • Security roadmap 2016-2017: The last year of the 3-year security roadmap focuses on reinforcing the implementation of security controls. In addition to strengthening infrastructure and application security, we will be scheduling security awareness training and implementing a tool to monitor security threats in real-time.
  • Drupal enhancements for the Web site: Implement requirements and enhancements identified during migration to improve and stabilize the uoWeb platform.
  • CourseLeaf Catalog: Replace the two existing web-based course calendar systems with a single external commercial of-the-shelf (COTS) product called CourseLeaf Catalog. Course calendars are used to display the university’s academic programs and courses, and act as the official reference to this information.

Other IT projects underway

Reports & presentations

  • Presentation: Townhall - September 29, 2015 - Details 
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