Enterprise risk management
The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function coordinates the University’s organizational risk management efforts. It provides a framework and processes for the identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring of risks to the achievement of the University’s mission and goals.
Vision and objectives
We aim to deliver a sustainable Enterprise Risk Management framework and capabilities to enable uOttawa to identify, assess, and manage risk and embrace opportunities related to the achievement of strategic and operational objectives.
- Develop and maintain an enhanced ERM program embedded across uOttawa.
- Provide risk advisory on strategic initiatives and operational activities, including governance, risk management, issue management and controls.
- Develop enhanced partnership with departments and faculties and be seen as a trusted business partner.
- Ensure corporate risks are factored into strategic management decisions.
- Develop an environment where faculty and staff feel empowered to take responsibility for managing risks.
ERM Principles, framework and process
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a continuous business process, led by the CRO, that extends the concepts of risk management and includes:
- Identifying risks across our institution;
- Analyzing the impact of risks to the operations and mission;
- Evaluating risks to determine the appropriate treatment and priorities;
- Determining a risk treatment strategy;
- Monitoring the identified risks, holding the risk owner accountable, and consistently examining emerging risks;
- Maintaining continuous consultation and communication efforts with the relevant stakeholders throughout all steps of the ERM process.