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About Canada Alliance 2022

The Canadian Higher Education Users Group (HEUG) is excited to announce that we will be in person to Rediscover, Reconnect and Rejuvenate at CHEUG Alliance, November 7-8 2022, at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

The programme will cater to the diverse portfolio of campus IT systems. As always, the CHEUG Alliance Conference programme looks at the needs of our students, our educational and administrative staff over the next five years and how can we best embrace technology to meet those needs. CHEUG Alliance is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues from other institutions from around Canada.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

  • CHEUG Alliance Chair – Kelly Wilker, University of Waterloo
  • Committee Member – Jane Baratta, Western University
  • Committee Member - Stacey Farkas, McMaster University
  • Committee Member - Anne Fazzalari, York University
  • Committee Member - Sophia Holness, McMaster University
  • Committee Member - Stacey Mahoney, University of Waterloo
  • Committee Member – Doris McGuire, McMaster University
  • Executive Director – Brittany Moon
  • Director of Meetings & Events – Charlene Liu
  • Director of Community & Development – Tom Chambers
  • Communication & Marketing Manager – Hillary Chambers
  • Meeting Coordinator – Selly Soetarso

Be a Presenter!

Presenting to your colleagues not only benefits the attendees of your session, but it also provides an opportunity to showcase your experience and expertise to a global membership.

  • Showcasing tracks that better align with the Higher Education industry.
  • Registration discounts available only to speakers.

Conference Program

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Check-in
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Arrival Coffee
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome/Opening
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote
Managing Partner for Education
Info-Tech Research Group

Mark Roman is the Managing Partner for Education and works with members throughout the higher education and K-12 sectors around the world. As a Managing Partner he is responsible for the delivery of Info-Tech services to members and the alignment of research with the education sector's needs. Prior to joining Info-Tech, Mark was an accomplished higher education Chief Information Officer with extensive experience leading large-scale information systems departments and has a consistent record of implementing significant and innovative digital transformations. He has led IT organizations at several universities over the past two decades including Simon Fraser University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Victoria, and Carleton University. He is an inspiring leader who has transformed information systems departments to deliver leading edge solutions, and to elevate the value of IT for the entire organization. Mark has served on several boards in the higher education sector including EDUCAUSE, CUCCIO, BCNET, and SRNET. He has also run a successful IT strategy consulting firm specializing in higher education clients. He has led an organizations of over 400 IT staff and successfully served a stakeholder community of 250,000 people. He has administered large scale operating and capital budgets and has transformed the full suite of core applications to new ERP systems on time, on budget, and within scope. He has delivered strategic information security changes that pushed the external security rating of the institution up by 130% in less than 4 months, improved the overall client satisfaction with information systems organization by nearly 20% and increased the perceived value of IT to the organization by over 20%, built a national research computing data centre (16th most green data centre in the world), and implemented and the largest university supercomputer cluster in the Canada (Top 100 in the world). Mark is most proud that he crafted a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture creating one of the best higher IT teams in Canada. Mark has an MBA from Queen’s University, a B.Math (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo, and he is a Project Management Professional. He has three children, five computers, and seven guitars, and in his remaining time, he is fascinated by military history.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break with Vendors
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Session 1
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Session 2
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Session 3
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Break with Vendors
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Session 4
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration Check-in
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Session 5
10:15 AM – 11:15 PM Session 6
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Break with Vendors
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Session 7
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Session 8

All times are listed in Timezone: America/Eastern

Location

Waterloo, Ontario

Consistently voted one of Canada’s smartest cities, Waterloo is a dynamic urban centre located in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle. Home to BlackBerry and two of Canada’s leading universities, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, the city attracts students and thinkers from around the world.

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Venue

University of Waterloo

In 1957, innovation and entrepreneurship brought the University of Waterloo into being, as a group of business leaders imagined a new university built to tackle some of the world’s most daunting challenges. Now, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections. The University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale.

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Accommodations

Delta Hotels Waterloo

Located in the heart of UpTown Waterloo, Delta Waterloo is a contemporary home away from home that is close to a number of shops, restaurants and local attractions. With its close proximity to a number of local attractions, Delta Waterloo is an ideal location when traveling. Take in world class entertainment at The Centre in the Square, explore the area’s history at Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village, or explore the many shops and services within walking distance in UpTown Waterloo.

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Key Dates

JULY

25

2022

Call for Proposals
Opens

AUGUST

1

2022

Registration
Opens

SEPTEMBER

2

2022

Call for Proposals
Closes

OCTOBER

7

2022

Early Bird Rate
Closes

Registration Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Canada Alliance 2022?

All attendees must be an Institutional, Allied, or a Subscriber Member of the HEUG at the time of registration.

I am not sure if my organization is a member of HEUG. How do I check?

Please visit our Membership Verification page or send an email to membership@heug.org.

What types of payment do you accept?

All fees payable in US Dollars. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. No purchase orders, cheques, or wire transfers will be accepted.

Do you offer ADA assistance during the conference?

Yes. During registration, you will be asked if you need any ADA assistance.


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Exhibitors

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Platinum Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor