The Higher Education Analytics Community was founded in 2014 when Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo, Conestoga College, IBM and Newcomp Inc. joined in partnership through Ontario’s Productivity and Innovation Fund to establish a user community to support the advancement of the post-secondary education sector in Ontario by developing expert capability in analytics using IBM analytics and business intelligence tools.

In order to achieve this goal, we offer a number of resources that encourage collaboration and joint training. Our news and events page displays a schedule of upcoming workshops, meetings or webinars as well as any special news we’d like to share. Events typically occur three times per year (semesterly) and topics range from data management and warehousing to reporting and analytics as well as what tools to use to get the job done. In addition, we offer a semesterly newsletter, career openings within our member institutions and subject matter expertise provided by our private partners.

Professional employees in post-secondary education in Ontario have the opportunity of registering to gain access to our members’ only portal, where you can connect and join in online discussions with your peers and with our private sector partners.