CANHEIT-TECC 2018 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.

Experts, thought-leaders and changemakers will converge on Burnaby Mountain to advance a shared vision for building a world-class digital infrastructure in support of teaching, learning, research and administration.


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 2018 our host, Simon Fraser University (SFU), invites you to beautiful British Columbia…to the top of Burnaby mountain to join us in a peak above the cloud.

As Canada’s engaged university, SFU is defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement. SFU was founded almost 50 years ago with a mission to be a different kind of university—to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning, embrace bold initiatives, and engage with communities near and far. Today, SFU is a leader amongst Canada’s comprehensive research universities and is ranked one of the top universities in the world under 50 years of age. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby—SFU has eight faculties, delivers almost 150 programs to over 30,000 students, and boasts more than 130,000 alumni in 130 countries around the world.

Compute Canada, in partnership with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario, and WestGrid, leads 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. Compute Canada’s 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.


 WestGrid is a not-for-profit organization and Compute Canada’s largest regional organization spanning British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. WestGrid works with its members and partners to advance and support research, innovation and excellence in Western Canada. It brings together computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of more than 60 technical experts to meet the needs of today‘s researchers. Together with Compute Canada’s three other regional organizations, WestGrid is helping Compute Canada lead the acceleration of research and innovation.


Tourism Burnaby are leaders in driving the tourist economy in Burnaby and are responsible for marketing, promoting and selling the city as a hub for corporate meetings, sports events, culinary experiences, cultural travel, and special events. With a dynamic, creative and energetic team of tourism professionals, Tourism Burnaby are experts at building partnerships and attracting visitors to Burnaby.

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 : June 18-21