CANHEIT-ARC 2019 is the largest gathering of Canadian higher education IT leaders from universities, colleges, technical institutes and advanced research computing (ARC) experts. It will offer a unique forum to explore the latest best practices, opportunities and challenges within the realm of higher education technology.

CUCCIO represents 62 universities across Canada, serving more than 95% of the country’s university students. Driving operations, research and learning through IT-enabled innovation, CUCCIO members regularly seek to learn about developments in the industry, best practices, new technologies and advancements within the higher education sector.

Each year, CUCCIO’s annual conference CANHEIT (Canadian Higher Education Information Technology) is hosted by one of its member universities. In 2019, four institutions and Compute Canada are collaborating to host CANHEIT-ARC at the University of Manitoba. All of the partners invite you to “meet in the middle” at CANHEIT-ARC 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 18-21, 2019.

The University of Manitoba is located on Anishinabe and Metis traditional land and is home to a thriving community of Indigenous researchers, staff and more than 2,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, including over 3,580 graduate students — one of the largest Indigenous student bodies in the country. Our university stimulates over $1.8 billion in economic activity in the province, and we are leaders in Manitoba’s knowledge economy with groundbreaking research in areas such as nanotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, HIV/AIDS, and climate change. Founded more than 140 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research-intensive university offering over 100 academic programs, including professional disciplines such as medicine, law and engineering. The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.  

The University of Winnipeg consistently ranks high in national surveys for overall reputation, small class sizes, academic excellence and commitment to the environment. UWinnipeg’s dynamic campus and downtown hub connects people from diverse cultures and nurtures global citizens. Accommodating over 2,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors daily, the Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex accommodates is one of the most innovative science complexes in Canada. Our renowned professors, graduate and undergraduate students are researching and studying the most challenging issues we face: climate change, isotope productions and cancer tests, and pollutants in our air and lakes.

Université de Saint-Boniface is the only French-language university in the province of Manitoba, Canada, and is the first post-secondary educational institution to be established in Western Canada. Today, it offers first-class general and specialized university degree programs, as well as technical and professional training that enhances employability in the current job market. Located in Winnipeg’s charming French quarter, USB contributes actively to the vitality and development of French-speaking communities in Manitoba, Canada and the world. It has an open and inclusive environment, welcoming students from more than 25 countries around the world. USB is renowned for its outstanding teaching and innovative research as well as the vast array of services it offers students and staff.

Brandon University promotes excellence in teaching, research, creation and scholarship. We educate our students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders. Brandon University defends academic freedom and responsibility; creates and disseminates new knowledge; and values sharing expertise and resources with the greater community. We embrace cultural diversity and are particularly committed to the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Compute Canada partners with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario, and WestGrid to lead the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Together, they provide essential ARC services and infrastructure for over 12,000 Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. A world-class team of more than 200 experts employed by 37 partner universities and research institutions across the country provide direct support to research teams. Compute Canada is a proud ambassador for Canadian excellence in advanced research computing nationally and internationally.