The goal of the NGSIS (Next Generation Student Information Services) Program is to create and deploy technological solutions that help students fully engage in rewarding learning experiences and achieve academic and personal success, and that help faculty and staff to provide a rich and supportive educational environment.

Through a targeted investment in information technology over the past six years, NGSIS has introduced a wide variety of new services for students and staff, providing real-time information about all aspects of the student experience.

Broad consultations with users of these services have assisted the technical teams in shaping our products to meet the specific needs of students, staff and faculty. As a result, NGSIS is now actively supporting over 25 individual student and administrative applications in addition to the current ROSI system. Included in this list are some of the most successful NGSIS services for students such as ACORN, Degree Explorer, Transfer Explorer, Convocation e-ticketing, and Course Finder. NGSIS has also released a variety of larger applications for faculty and staff, including Curriculum Management (CM), Course Information System (CIS), ROSI Express, eMarks, StarRez (residence management), applications to streamline curriculum, courses and programs while offering improved processes and reports for student accounts.

With a base of successful applications now in place, there continues to be a multitude of opportunities to distribute, integrate, and further leverage solutions and associated underlying information for U of T.

Program Partnership

This program is managed under the leadership of Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration.


Executive Sponsor Committee

  • Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations
  • Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students
  • Cathy Eberts, Director, Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO
  • Richard Levin, Executive Director, Enrolment Services & University Registrar
  • Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer

NGSIS Core Team

  • Cathy Eberts, Director, Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO (Chair)
  • Katie Babcock, Senior Communications Officer, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
  • Donald Boere, Registrar, Innis College
  • Alana Boland, Professor, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Frank Boshoff, Senior Manager, Technical Solutions and Architecture
  • Sheila Brown, Chief Financial Officer
  • Sam Chan, Director, Information Technology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Lisa Feng, Interim Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Heather Kelly, Senior Director of Student Success, Student Life
  • Jeff Lennon, Senior Manager, Academic Planning & Analysis
  • Richard Levin, Executive Director, Enrolment Services & University Registrar
  • Don MacMillan, Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
  • Heather Miller, Vice-Dean, Teaching & Learning, UTM
  • Lorretta Neebar, Registrar & Director of Enrolment Management, UTM
  • Daniel Ottini, Deputy Director, Internal Audit
  • Marden Paul, Director, Planning, Governance & Assessment
  • Nicholas Rule, Interim Vice-Dean Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Mark Schmuckler, Vice-Dean Undergraduate, UTSC
  • Laura Stathopoulos, Associate Director, Graduate Awards and Financial Aid, School of Graduate Studies
  • Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer

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September 2019 - December 2020

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