Campus Engagement

Consultation and collaboration are critical parts of the U of G IT Strategy. Regular consultation with a diverse set of stakeholders across campus will ensure that we craft a strategic plan that meets and exceeds the needs of the entire community at the University of Guelph and University of Guelph-Humber. We have identified six key pillars on which the strategy will focus: 

  • Cyber Security
  • Data + Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Research Support
  • Student Experience
  • Teaching + Learning

The pillar leads for each area are as follows. If you want to have your voice heard, contact the appropriate pillar lead! You can also contact and we can help put you in touch with the appropriate people. 



Pillar Leads

Cyber Security

Murray Perkins

Stephen Willem

Data + Analytics Karen Menard
Information Systems

David Hargreaves

Claudia Runciman

Research Support

Laura Beaupre

Amy Buckland

Student Experience

Christy Niven

Shannon Thibodeau

Teaching + Learning

Lena Kushnir

Greg Sabatine

Each pillar also has an associated working group - a number of key stakeholders who are intimately involved with the work being done within each pillar.

We are holding extensive stakeholder engagement across these six pillars, culminating in the final strategic report in Spring 2021.

Recent Events

January-February, 2021: Campus IT town halls - develop initiatives from findings to date

December-January, 2020: University-wide faculty and staff survey

October-November, 2020: University-wide student survey

May 2-5, 2020: Ridgetown Staff & Faculty Workshops

March-April, 2020: U of G transition to remote work: engagements on hold

February 25, 2020: Guelph-Humber Staff & Faculty Workshop

February 25, 2020: Guelph-Humber Student Roadshow

January 5 - February 13, 2020: Faculty Workshops

January 20-30, 2020: Student Workshops

December 4-10, 2019: Second round of workshops

October 29, 2019: Student security survey run during the 2019 Cyber Security Awareness Roadshow.

September 19 + 25, 2019: Engagement kick-off meetings with pillar leads and pillar working groups. 

May 14-16, 2019: Launch workshops for all six categories

Upcoming Events

Winter term:

  • Campus IT brainstorming sessions
  • Analysis of survey results
  • Drafting of final strategic plan
  • Extensive review of strategic plan

Spring term:

  • Final strategic plan complete
  • University-wide launch event

Have questions/concerns/ideas to share? Email with your questions and comments - we want to hear them.