hotdogs and condimentsA barbecue on Tuesday, Feb. 12, will allow students to share feedback about UWinsite Student.

UWinsite Student to host appreciation and feedback barbecue

The transition to a new student information system is a long haul for everyone involved.

“People have shown a lot of patience so far and we know there’s still a long way to go,” says Joan Dalton, UWinsite Project executive director.

An Appreciation and Feedback Barbecue to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, is intended both to thank the campus community for its ongoing support and patience and provide an opportunity for students to share feedback with senior administrators about UWinsite Student, face to face.

“As in any project like this, there are lot of growing pains, and we know that students, faculty and staff are often the ones dealing with those pains, and we need to know as much as we can to help you navigate this transition,” says Dalton. “So on Tuesday, grab lunch and share your feedback about UWinsite Student with us.”

The UWinsite Student implementation team will be serving free hotdogs, chips and drinks to students, faculty, and staff in the CAW Student Centre Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while supplies last. Senior leadership including the president; the provost; associate vice-president, academic; and members of the UWinsite executive team will be on hand to learn as much as they can from students about what they’re experiencing.

“It takes time and a tremendous amount of effort from the entire campus community to change a system like this one, because it touches just about everyone and everything,” says Alice Miller, university registrar and UWinsite Student stream lead. “We are very committed to making this work and we appreciate your help and input.”

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