IT Times Spotlight: The Research Services Office IT Team

“Tom and Andy are extremely valued by all staff in our unit. It’s not just what they do, it’s how they do it. It’s their positive attitudes, their willingness to help and their collaborative approach. It’s just a joy to work with them.” – Jill Rogers, Managing Director, RSO

The Ontario Veterinary College Technology Group  

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is recognized as a world leader in advancing veterinary science and improving the health of animals, people and the planet. Within OVC there is a large departmental structure of distributed information technology (IT) specialists referred to as the OVC Technology Group. This group is made up of IT professionals from Computing & Communication Services (CCS), OpenEd and OVC, who come together to support the development of technology to enable innovation in teaching, learning, research, patient care and administration.

Meet Dave Wood “The Web Guy”

Dave’s U of G Journey  

Dave’s U of G journey began when he started his undergraduate degree here, majoring in biochemistry. Also having a passion for computers, Dave switched gears after graduation, joining the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) IT team in 1999. After many years with OVC, he joined CCS in 2017 on a secondment as an Analyst III with Web & Development Solutions, joining the team full time in 2019.

Meet the Web and Development Solutions Team

The Web & Development Solutions (WDS) team provides web and application-based solutions to the University community. The WDS team consists of:  

  • The Web Solutions Team, who provide website platforms (Drupal, SharePoint, etc.) and web-based training for University colleges and departments.  
  • The Collaborative Applications Team, who manage and support the following applications: 

Picture of IT team at Laboratory Services

Meet the Laboratory Services Division Information Technology Team

What is the Laboratory Services Division? 

Laboratory Services Division (LSD) is a testing facility that delivers solutions to a breadth of clients in government, industry and academic sectors. The division proudly serves the analytical and diagnostic needs of the agriculture, food, environment and animal health industries with excellence and expertise. 

Laboratory Services is divided into two operational units across three locations:  

Information Technology (IT) in the Experiential Learning Hub

The Experiential Learning Hub (EL Hub) connects students with experiential learning opportunities on and off campus to facilitate continued growth and development. Through programs like co-op, career education and community-engaged learning, the EL Hub aims to enrich the experience for U of G students beyond the core academic curriculum. Their work aligns with the Student Affairs mission to develop the person, the scholar and the citizen.

Meet Chayan, the IT Officer at College of Biological Science

About Chayan Chowdhury

Meet Chayan Chowdhury, the Information Technology (IT) Officer for the College of Biological Science (CBS). Chayan is the point of contact for all IT needs in CBS where he conducts operational support to CBS staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. He has been a member of the IT community for more than 23 years and is involved in several committees that aim to improve quality of life across the University.

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