By actively participating in the following internal committees, McGill IT Services strives to improve the quality of campus IT services.
Information Systems Coordination Committees
Under the auspices of the CIO, the following committees are responsible for coordinating the application of information technology in the respective areas: Finance Information, Human Resources Information, Student Information and Research.
IT Security Council
Chaired by the Director of Information Security, its membership includes both technical IT staff and functional experts from non-IT departments. The IT Security Council also offers assistance to non-IT units on technical security matters in an advisory capacity.
Architecture and Integration Committee
This committee is composed of IT subject matter experts and project managers who meet to assure that the technical resources of projects are duly addressed at the designated moments in a project’s lifespan. Members help ensure their solutions are aligned with the architectural principles of McGill IT Services.
Beyond our campus community, the Office of the CIO maintains important links with external groups in order to fulfill our University mission.
Canadian Advanced Network and Research for Industry and Education (CANARIE) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates a national optical Internet research and education network. CANARIE is supported by its members, like McGill, and by project partners and the federal government.
The CIO is a member of the Canadian University Council of CIOs (CUCCIO), a group that provides a national voice for IT-related issues in Canadian universities and offers a forum for sharing ideas, best practices and new technologies.
The CIO encourages McGill's participation and visibility at CUCCIO- sponsored conferences in Canadian Higher Education and Information Technology (CANHEIT). CANHEIT events are uniquely Canadian and vendor-neutral.
Réseau d’informations scientifiques du Québec (RISQ) is the non-profit corporation which provides infrastructure and telecommunications services connecting provincial institutions. McGill is a founding member of RISQ, which also offers support services for the deployment of networked applications.