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Office of the Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Information Services & Technology)

Welcome to the Office of the Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Information Services & Technology). This office was established in July, 2004 with the goal to lead the development, evolution and implementation of a long-range information and communications technology (ICT) plan for the University. We also participate in and represent the University, as appropriate, on all major ICT initiatives undertaken by the University. The office oversees Information Services and Technology (IST).

  • June 19, 2015:

    The University of Alberta will host a combined CANHEIT/HPCS conference on the North campus June 19-22, 2016. Organization of the conference will involve host organizations CUCCIO, Compute Canada, Westgrid, and the University of Alberta. See the conference website for details!

  • August 31, 2014:

    The Office of the VPIT congratulates Rob Lake on his retirement from the University of Alberta after 35 years of service. Rob had served for the last decade in this office as Information Technology Planning and Forecasting Officer, and for 25 years before that in research support within the Department of Computing Science as a programmer/analyst and lead research systems analyst.

  • May 27, 2014:

    The University of Alberta is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mike MacGregor has accepted the position of Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Technology), effective January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2017. Dr. Duane Szafron, who has been leading an effort on transforming CMPUT 174 during his sabbatical leave, will continue in Computing Science and coordinate the delivery of the course and teach in at least one of the sections in January, 2015. Thanks to Duane for his VPIT leadership during 2013!

  • April 10, 2014:

    The University of Alberta is proud to host the first Annual CONNECT Conference on June 18, 2014 in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) building. For further information, visit the CONNECT Conference webpage.

  • February 6, 2014:

    The pilot of electronic USRIs has concluded, and information regarding this pilot can be found on our eUSRI subsite. In Winter Term 2014, all courses delivered in a classroom will run paper-based USRIs as historically was the case. eUSRI efforts now focus on updating GFC regulations to modernize USRI collection.

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Our office consists of:

  • Mike MacGregor
    Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (Information Services & Technology)