Representing CANADA'S
in Higher Education
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Helping Canadian universities excel through IT innovation

CUCCIO is Canada’s community of information technology leaders in higher education, working together to help Canadian universities excel through the innovative and effective use of IT. Incorporated in 2006, CUCCIO is the result of almost 40 years of information-sharing, collaboration, knowledge creation and advocacy among provincial and regional associations of IT leaders in post-secondary education. Today, CUCCIO is a non-profit, member-funded corporation representing more than 50 universities Canada-wide, who collectively serve over 90% of Canada’s university students.

CANHEIT Postponed

To our CANHEIT and CUCCIO Community,

In light of the current and rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and the associated challenges facing our sector, our communities, our institutions and in fact the globe, CANHEIT 2020 will not go forward as planned.   However, as soon as a few details can be confirmed, it is our hope that we will be able to invite you all back to the beautiful city of Montreal and the campus of Concordia University for an even bigger and better CANHEIT 2021.     

As all of you are experiencing, the team at Concordia is focused on ensuring their institution has the tools and services in place to complete the term.  Once things have settled a bit they will be in touch with all registered attendees with information on refunds. It is anticipated that this may take up to a month so we would ask for your patience and understanding.  If you have hotel rooms booked we would ask that you cancel them as soon as possible.   

As a community, we are individually and collectively living in an extraordinary time but also as a community, we will help each other through it.   If there is anything CUCCIO/I can do please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Stay healthy and stay safe.     

Lori MacMullen

France Bigras
Concordia University CIO

  • Bo Wandschneider

    “This is a group of trusted peers and advisors. When trying to sell your ideas to others within your institution, being able to say what your peers are doing is very helpful. If you can bring CUCCIO out as an example – this is what I think, and this is what my peers are doing – that’s a big one.”

    Bo Wandschneider
    University of Toronto

  • Alastair

    “It’s hard to put a dollar value on the value CUCCIO brings, but the return on investment has been way beyond the overhead. Being able to interact with and gain insights from this community is huge. It’s so beneficial to be able to ask questions and get very healthy responses that really help move things forward.”

    Alastair MacLeod
    OCAD University

  • MarkRoman

    “CUCCIO serves two key roles. It is the collective voice for Canadian university CIOs – it gives us more influence with key parties like Industry Canada, CANARIE and Compute Canada. It also provides a comprehensive listening mechanism – I can hear what 49 other CIOs are doing. Fifty brains are better than one. It allows me to do my job better.”

    Mark Roman
    Simon Fraser University

  • Kim Benoit

    “The sharing of ideas and experiences with colleagues dealing with similar issues across the country enables me to respond promptly and proactively to things that would take months to investigate in isolation. It also facilitates an invaluable learning and professional growth opportunity for our staff.”

    Kim Benoit
    University of Winnipeg