Meet the advisors guiding the digital future of Ontario’s innovation
Advisory Groups play a vital role at ORION. They represent Ontario’s diverse innovation community, sharing insights, concerns and new ideas. By working together with them, we’re able to ensure that we’re always responding to the needs of researchers, educators and innovators. In other words, they empower us to empower innovation.
“As Chair of OCCCIO, the community and collaboration of IT leaders in Ontario colleges is of utmost importance. Together, our priority is to strategically and effectively lead information technology support for Ontario colleges. Technology is an integral part of transformational change in higher education, and we must strive to ensure that technology is strategically integrated to support college teaching, learning and business functions.
In ORION, I see a kindred spirit that values the community of technology leaders who support the growth and development of Ontario’s learners and educators. Their expertise in advanced technology solutions is a significant contribution to Ontario’s research and education community.”
“Ontario’s public libraries connect their communities to e-resources, multi-media programs, and digital content creation. It is crucial for libraries to have a robust digital infrastructure. ORION can help libraries meet these goals. The Ontario Library Association is working with ORION to facilitate digital discovery in communities across Ontario.”
School Board Group
“As Manager of Information and Communication Technology at Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, I know what happens when you have the right technology in a school. Educators and students engage in online and peer-to-peer learning through collaborative, virtual environments. All of this helps equip our students for the future.
ORION is our partner in making this happen. We’re working together to connect our school board to others across Ontario, to international resources and to reliable, private, powerful technology. Together, we will bring the 21st century classroom to our students and educators.”
“As CIO of Laurentian, I know firsthand the rich opportunities a small university has to offer, such as diversity in research and flexibility in customizing undergraduate and graduate degrees, all while enjoying state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
ORION understands that the needs of bigger, urban universities are inherently different from the needs of smaller, rural universities like Laurentian. ORION is attentive to the concerns and interests of university educators and students — no matter how remote the school might be.”