Representing CANADA'S
in Higher Education

CUCCIO undertakes initiatives with a purpose for members and with national and international stakeholders.


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In addition to helping member universities and their IT leaders and staff excel on campus, CUCCIO plays a role in helping to address IT in higher education issues on a national level through activities such as:

  • Participating and supporting the activities of the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure. The Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure is recognized by the participants as a primary vehicle through which participating organizations can discuss, act in concert, and work toward coordinated policies, responsibilities, strategies, and tactics aimed at improving our national digital research infrastructure in support of research, education, and innovation.
  • Incubating and supporting the on-going the development of the Canadian Access Federation (CAF), a trusted access management service for Canadian research and higher education communities. Operated by CANARIE (Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network), CUCCIO works with CANARIE to provide advice and guidance to support the growth and reach of the CAF.  For more information about the Canadian Access Federation, including how to join, please see the CANARIE website.
  • Actively providing a national voice for the issues facing and impacting IT in higher education. CUCCIO actively participates in advocacy efforts such the regular mandate renewal process for CANARIE; being invited to comment on matters relating to IT in higher education by Universities Canada; and partnering with other national IT and higher education-related organizations to author submissions to the Government of Canada on topics such as the digital economy strategy.
  • Routinely collaborating with other associations on areas of mutual interest or concern.  Examples include the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Association of Registrar's for Universities and Colleges (ARUCC).