Board Announcements

Dear CEUG members,

As the Co-chair of the Canadian Ellucian User Group (CEUG) and on behalf of other board members, we are pleased to invite you to our first Webinar week organized by CEUG board, volunteer presenters from multiple higher education institutions, and our sponsors.

Sessions are now open for registration!

Please take a moment to explore our webinar’s schedule and subscribe to as many as you find suitable to you and your institution for free. And please spread the word to your colleagues so we all can learn more from more people!

We wish you, dear members, all the best for the upcoming Fall term and look forward to meeting you in our webinar week soon.

Ali Entezari
October 7, 2021

Dear CEUG members,

As the Co-chair of the Colleague Ellucian User Group (CEUG) and on behalf of other board members, we are pleased to announce our “Webinar Week” on October 19-21, 2021.

As a volunteer-led group we have always been aiming to keep our bonds as a community strong by organizing annual in-person conferences, but with the Covid-19 pandemic being still around, we came up with “Webinar Week” idea to keep everyone safe while still in contact with other fellow higher education professionals.

We are currently in the process of finalizing the sessions’ schedule, and we are accepting presentation from members on Ellucian-related topics such as any experiences with Ellucian products, institutions’ projects and challenges over last year, and any other related topics worth sharing with other CEUG members. Please feel free to spread the word to your respective institutions’ colleagues in order for us to receive more diverse presentation sessions in our Webinar Week.

We wish you, dear members, all the best for the upcoming Fall term and look forward to meeting you in our webinar week soon.

Ali Entezari
September 8, 2021


CEUG is looking for its members to join its Board of Directors. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a growing organization to advocate and assist Canadian Ellucian clients to facilitate cross-institutional and pan-Canadian collaboration and to provide oversight to the activities of CEUG. To find out more about duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Governance section of our site. 

Why join as a member of the board in CEUG:

  • Gain experience seeing how non-profits work, expanding and shaping the Canadian Ellucian landscape through events and higher education connections
  • Expand your network, personal growth and support initiatives related to higher education and Ellucian ERPs
  • Work with experienced and new board members who all just want CEUG to continue to succeed

Board roles to fill:


  • Act as the liaison between CEUG and the hosting institution for the financial holdings of CEUG;  
  • Keep an account of all monies received and expended;  
  • Serve as one of three signatories to make disbursements as authorized by the Board in formal motions (expenditures in excess of $100.00);  
  • Prepare annual financial report of the transactions and fiscal condition of the CEUG;  
  • Deliver to the successive Treasurer or to the Chair all books, monies, and other property at the expiration of the term of office; 
  • Perform other duties necessary and incidental to the office of Treasurer; and
  • Hours – Adhoc and varies with activities, much less when not prepping for in-person conference (eta fall 2022) – but estimated to be 2 hrs-6 hrs per month

Director at Large – Social Media

  • Builds and executes social media strategy for CEUG to grow presence and engage with current and potential members
  • Estimated to be 4-6 hrs monthly
  • Access to Canva and learn how non-profits work with vendors

Director at Large – Content Writer

  • Seek, write and develops engaging online content for CEUG website and newsletter in consultation with the rest of the board
  • Learn how communications are crafted to the community and how to target various audiences
  • Estimated to be 2-6 hrs monthly

Willing to lend a hand? Please contact

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April 12, 2021 - As a community organization, CEUG is governed by a board elected by its members and as defined by our Terms of Reference.

New Chair to the Board

The Board is honoured to welcome Ali Entezari as the new chair of the Board of Directors. Ali is a current member and the Manager of Institutional Research + Applications at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. We are grateful and excited that Ali has stepped up to this position and will bring his unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the goals of the organization in order to further our vision.

Adrian Lim, has stepped down from the position of Chair to now serve as an external advisor to the Board of Directors. We thank Adrian for his contributions, collaboration and talents who was instrumental as the Conference Director for CEUG 2019, past CEUG events and assisting in incorporating CEUG as a non-profit. Most importantly, we credit and thank Adrian's leadership during the course of the pandemic who effectively delivered the vision of an online community presence for CEUG during the past 6 months in his tenure as Chair.

Farewell to Outgoing Board members: Jen Heard (NVIT) and Tessa Quewezance (NVIT)

The Board of Directors would like to thank Jen Heard and Tessa Quewezance for their service and dedicated contributions.

Over the past several years, Jen has contributed to CEUG at many conferences and in particular, she championed the track chairs for CEUG 2019 and ensured sessions ran smoothly. She has also been key in developing CEUG's social media presence in 2020 and 2021. As new opportunities are in her immediate horizon, she will be missed on the Board of Directors but will stay connected to the CEUG community.

Tessa, prior to joining the board, was a valuable contributor during the 2019 conference in providing assistance with our CEUG night out events and logistics teams as part of the planning committee.

CEUG is currently evaluating alternatives with respect to appointing new directors to fill the current vacancies. If interested or If you want to learn more, reach out to

November 16, 2020- CEUG would like to send our sincere thanks to our departing board members Cathy Carson (Chair), Kylie Thomas (Treasurer), and Scott Thompson for their part in contributions to our annual CEUG conferences establishment of CEUG as a Federal Not for Profit Organization. Our outgoing board members have been an essential part of building the Ellucian users community nationally for years, including back in the Datatel days!

As a result of these changes, Adrian Lim has moved to Chair, who will help oversee and facilitate the activities of the board and organization. Janet Shang Au (Centennial College, Toronto, ON) and Jen Heard (Nicola Valley Insititute of Technology, Merritt, BC) serve another term as Director-at-large.

Congratulations to our newest CEUG board members! We are pleased to welcome the following to the board:

  • Grace Acosta (Secretary) Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Toronto, ON.
  • Diana Golestaneh (Co-Chair) George Brown College, Toronto, ON.
  • Ali Entezari (Treasurer) Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC.
  • Tessa Quewezance (Director-at-large) from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Vancouver, BC.

We are looking to add additional board members to ensure we have a representation of different functional areas in Banner, Colleague, PowerCampus, and reflect our user community's geographical landscape! Please check our website or download our latest Terms of Reference (ToR) for more information about the board and their duties.