Meet Nina Carter, uOttawa’s new Senior Director of Information and Archives Management in the Office of the Secretary General. Nina works closely with us to create a bridge between Information Management (IM) and information technology (IT). Read on to hear more about Nina’s perspective on her office’s relationship with Information Technology and her role at the University.
Chatbots have become an essential tool in the user experience, providing quick and efficient answers to users’ questions, often without having to disrupt a human employee. Chatbots work as a supplement, not a replacement, for the human workforce – chatbots and online chats with humans are used in tandem to provide information to the user.
After 31 years at the University, Faculty of Engineering Systems Manager Michel Racine is retiring from an exciting and engaging career that has allowed him to see and participate in creating the university of tomorrow.
New security schedules improve University’s security posture
Remote working leaves us all vulnerable to new cybersecurity threats and risks, so we must be increasingly diligent. To enhance overall security, the University’s Administration Committee approved the adoption of 15 new security schedules and the implementation of a risk exception process to improve standardization, guidance, and transparency around the use of technology.
Improving interpersonal communications and trust in the workplace
American industrialist Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Information Technology has been on a journey to embrace new ways of working, collaborating and communicating to advance priorities outlined in Transformation 2030 and the Digital Campus Transformation Plan. This renewed teamwork mentality started with a Teamwork, communication and trust workshop and has continued on a path towards personal development.
How a comprehensive Enterprise Architecture practice will help us build the University of tomorrow
The uOttawa Enterprise Architecture (EA) program has experienced a significant shift in the wake of COVID-19 and the accelerated digital transformation of the institution. The EA team has grown to include architects on key project portfolios such as Facilities, Teaching and Learning Support Service, and the Administrative Services Modernization Program.
Experiential learning paving the way to the future of higher education
Last fall, we started a project where students at the University could gain practical knowledge through hands-on work in their field of study. The "Future of higher education" project focused on developing an e-learning model for the uOttawa, especially for a post-COVID era.
The uOttawa COVID-19 Daily Assessment tool is now live! Coming on campus for the day? All employees, students and visitors coming to campus should conduct a health self-assessment using this tool prior to arrival
Relate to the world of possibilities around you: Digital Xperiences
Intertwined with the Digital Campus Transformation Plan are the digital experiences that enrich your life. We invite you to visit our new Xperiences page and discover different ways of participating in the digital community.
Students with questions for their faculties at peak periods have long had to wait in a queue with little information on how long their wait times will be. Enter QLess: A queue management and appointment booking platform that uses virtual and automated queue technology to eliminate the need for physical lines and lengthy wait periods on campus.