The CIO provides the vision and leadership of information technology initiatives to support uOttawa’s vision for excellence in research, teaching, and learning.

Chief Information Officer

Martin Bernier was named chief information officer (CIO) of the University of Ottawa in April 2018.

Consult the CIO Biography
Martin Bernier

What we do

  • develop strategies and lead strategic initiatives
  • financial and people management
  • project and portfolio management
  • vendor management
  • enterprise architecture
  • security strategies
  • change management and communications
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Our major projects include:



uOttawa has mandated Polaris to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of professional services. From redesigning operating models to fostering a culture of excellence and optimizing procurement strategies, "Polaris" is dedicated to enhancing quality, satisfaction, and efficiency.

Research Information Security Management

The Research Information Security Management Initiative addresses gaps in research data management. It will establish a service catalog, assess researcher needs, and enhance infrastructure to bolster research data management practices.
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Accounts Receivable

In Workday, we will implement an accounts receivable subledger to streamline client invoicing and payment processing across the University. This will improve cash flow and budget management by making it easier to track invoices, ensure timely collections, and provide better audit readiness. This initiative aims to optimize operations and establish a university-wide standard.

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