Posted on June 28, 2016 by Augustana News

Robert Brennan takes home the IT Innovation Award presented by the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers.

robert-awardOn June 20th, the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO) presented their national Information Technology (IT) awards at the Canadian Higher Education Information Technology Conference awards gala in Edmonton. Robert Brennan, a Teaching and Learning Specialist at the Augustana Campus took home the IT Innovation Award for his work and success with the DidUknow Technology Training Initiative, a program which has also been adapted and adopted for use on the North Campus. The Innovation Award “recognizes innovative IT projects or initiatives that have significantly advanced teaching, learning, research or administration within an institution or in the community.”

The DidUknow initiative represents a framework that can easily be applied to other post-secondary institutions. Submissions for the award were judged on the following criteria:

  • “Innovation in the application of existing technologies or the development of new ones;
  • The impact in terms of benefits achieved or planned;
  • Applicability to other Canadian higher education institutions and more specifically CUCCIO member institutions.”

Robert’s work has been critical in exposing staff, faculty and students to technology tools and resources. This prestigious award substantially recognizes this effort and the success of DidUknow, and celebrates the innovative work which enhances the relationship between IT service units and campus constituents.

CUCCIO sponsors only three awards annually; The Innovation Award, The Collaboration Award and The CUCCIO Community Award.


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2 responses to Augustana staff member wins national award

  • jim boyes said:
    Jun 29, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Congratulations Robert, on this well deserved award! Nicely done!!

  • Maureen said:
    Jun 28, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Congrats, Rob! Well-deserved!