Stewards, Domains and Resources

Sponsor of the UCalgary Institutional Data Governance - Penny Werthner, Interim Provost and VP Academic

Institutional Data Governance Advisory Group Members (DGAG)

Members are appointed by individuals from the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and/or Information Asset Management Committee (IAMC). DGAG members represent the business area(s) within portfolios of the trustees (VPs). See Operating Model.

Alyson Kenward - Advancement

Lucy Nissen - University Legal Services

Amy Dambrowitz - Academic - Registrar's Office

Boris Dragicevic - Facilities

Tanis Barr - Finance

Sumana Dasgupta - Human Resources

Trevor Poffenroth - Information Technologies

Robert Thompson - Research Services

Information Stewards visual

Information Stewards

Information Stewards have decision authority over the business process through which data for the data element is generated and managed. Information Stewards are confirmed by Information Trustees (VPs). See Operating Model.

The list of Information Stewards is organized by executive leadership portfolios. Please note that this list continues to be updated as more Information Stewards become confirmed.

  • Continuing Education - Sheila LeBlanc, AVP Cont Ed
  • Cumming School of Medicine - Todd Anderson, Dean of CSM
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies - Robin Yates, Dean & Vice-Provost (Graduate Studies)
  • Office of Institutional Analysis - Bruce Evelyn, Vice-Provost (Planning & Resource Allocation)
  • UC International - Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost & AVP Research (International)
  • Libraries & Cultural Resources - Mary-Jo Romaniuk, Vice-Provost LCR
  • Student & Enrolment Services - Verity Turpin, Vice-Provost (Student Experience)
    • Enrolment Services, Registrar's Office - Amy Dambrowitz, Registrar
  • Office of Sustainability - Joanne Perdue, AVP (Sustainability)
  • Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning - Leslie Reid, Vice-Provost (Teaching & Learning)

(To be confirmed by Information Trustee):

  • Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Malinda Smith, Vice-Provost & AVP Research (EDI)
  • Office of Indigenous Engagement - Michael Hart, Vice-Provost & AVP Research (Indigenous Engagement)

 Advancement Services - Alyson Kenworth, AVP Advancement Services

 No Information Stewards confirmed at this time.

  • Research Services - Robert Thompson, AVP Research
  • Health Research Clinical Trials administration - Marcello (Cell) Tonelli, AVP Research (Health)
  • Facilities Development - Boris Dragicevic, AVP Facilities Development
  • Facilities Management - James Rendell, AVP Facilities Management
  • Human Resources - Sumana Dasgupta, AVP HR
  • Information Technologies - Trevor Poffenroth, CIO

Data Domains

Data domains are high-level categorizations and logical groupings of university data based on shared attributes, characteristics, or purposes. This categorization helps in efficiently managing, discovering, and accessing relevant data by providing a structured and coherent framework.

Academic Domain

Academic data domain captures data about credentials and curricula, and, academic governance structure (e.g., data elements related to faculty, departments, BoG, GFC).

Advancement Domain

Advancement data domain captures data about the following areas: services such as fundraising; alumni engagement; community engagement such as donors and key stakeholders; and, development.

Facilities Domain

Facilities data domain captures data about the following areas: facilities development data on architecture, engineering, project management, real estate and records; and, facilities maintenance data on buildings/physical assets operations and maintenance, including caretaking, grounds, energy and utilities, and fleet management.

Financial Domain

Financial data domain captures financial data about the following areas:  financial services, financial operations, financial reporting, research accounting, finance services, supply chain management, treasury and investment.

Human Resources Domain

Human Resources data domain captures data about the following areas:  human resources services; employee life-cycle; operational services (e.g., recruiting, onboarding/offboarding, benefits, performance management, merit, tenure, promotion, learning and development); talent management; and staff wellness.

Research Operations Domain

Research Operations data domain captures data related to research administration at the university.

Services and Administration Domain

Services and Administration data domain is meant to capture cross-university support functions.

Student Domain

Student data domain captures data about each student (student record level) related to degree credit and non degree credit activities.

Foundational Documents:

University of Calgary Information Asset Management Policy

Data Governance Charter (pdf)

Institutional Data Governance Best Practice Assessment & Critical Analysis (pdf)

Institutional Data Governance Roadmap (pdf)

Operating Model Roles and Responsibilities - See Operating Model. For document, please email


External Resources:



   DAMA International - The Global Data Management Community

   HEDGe - The Higher Education Data Governance Community

   iData Data Management for Higher Education

   TDAN - The Data Administration Newsletter


Non-Invasive Data Governance -The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success, by Robert S. Seiner, 2014, Technics Publications