Developing and implementing technology and procurement services that assist in the delivery of world-class teaching, research and administrative services.

Role

The Information and Communications Technology unit and Procurement Services are led by the associate vice-president information and communications technology and chief information officer, who provides leadership for developing and implementing technology and procurement services that assist in the delivery of world-class teaching, research and administrative services.

The AVP is responsible for the delivery of reliable and responsive ICT and procurement services, and as the chief information officer (CIO), leads the development of strategy and standards for information technology (IT) and IT security for the university. The CIO oversees the organizational effectiveness of the university's information resources and is responsible for delivering information technology and protecting information assets through effective, sustainable, and responsible planning and design.

Portfolio and Org Chart

IT Governance

IT governance at USask encompasses various components to ensure effective decision-making and management of information technology including:

  • IT Stewardship 
  • Enterprise Architecture 
  • Data Governance Framework 
  • IT Policies

IT Strategy and Initiatives

Project Roadmap

Overview of major projects undertaken by ICT within the specified timeframe.

Technology Plan

Developed in collaboration with strategic partners and built off the pillars of empowering innovation, expanding boundaries and supporting institutional success, the Technology Plan outlines the commitments we are making to enhance the student experience, advance research and scholarly activities and deliver technology solutions that support all members of the university community. 

COMMITMENT 1
ENHANCE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

COMMITMENT 2
EMPOWER CREATIVE LEARNING

COMMITMENT 3
ENABLE RESEARCH SUCCESS

COMMITMENT 4
SUPPORT INSTITUTIONAL EXCELLENCE

Procurement Strategy and Initiatives 

The AVP oversees USask enterprise procurement services, ensuring that procurement processes, policies and activities are designed and conducted in a fair, open, and transparent manner.Goods and services procured for the university are critical to the university’s academic, research, and operational activities and procurement processes must balance the need to support these activities in a timely and user-focused manner while minimizing the risk to the university. 

Leadership

The associate vice-president reports to the vice-president administration.

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Leadership Team

The AVP ICT leadership team works with partners across the university with their focus being driven by being service oriented, responsive, innovative and collaborative.

Contact

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