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Planning and Project office


Space planning

The OCIS Space Planning team provides space managment, space planning and data management for the university. Each space is assigned as per the Council of Ontario Universities Building Blocks Users Guide. Working alongside the university community, we manage and advise on space standards, co-ordinate on-campus relocations, and maintain the infrastructure database.


The OCIS Project office handles a wide variety of project requests involving classrooms, labs, student spaces and administrative spaces. While utilizing the best practices and methodologies of project management, the project team leads and administers infrastructure-based projects from start to finish, helping create and maintain a quality learning and working environment.

Project life cycle

Once OCIS receives a Project Initiation Request, the Space Planning Committee reviews the request within the context of the university's strategic priorities and vision.

Projects approved to move forward will be sent to the Project office for commencement. The Project office will meet with the requestor to discuss the project initiation in further detail and collaboratively develop a project charter outlining the specific requirements and scope of the project. Once the project charter is generated and the project scope agreed upon, the faculty/department approver, the Director of OCIS, and the Chief Financial Officer will sign off on the project charter. This signed agreement will initiate the project startup.

Throughout the project cycle, OCIS will keep the faculty/department well informed of the project's status and progress.

Once the project works have concluded, OCIS will request a final walk-through with the requestor and/or approver from the faculty/department to review, discuss and sign off on the completion of the project. Once concluded, OCIS welcomes your feedback and asks that you complete a short satisfaction survey to let us know how we did!

Please forward questions or inquiries regarding planning or projects to

Project SIRC - completed in 2017



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