OCUL Scholars Portal Subcommittee (OCUL-SP)

The OCUL Scholars Portal Subcommittee (OCUL-SP) advances OCUL’s strategic priorities by providing a forum for discussion of the delivery of Scholars Portal services, working in collaboration with the Scholars Portal Operations Team and the University of Toronto as Service Provider.


  1. Provides advice in the development phase of any service, or recommends to OCUL-SPOD the delegation of this responsibility to a working group reporting to OCUL-SP.
  2. Discusses the implementation of Scholars Portal services at member libraries and share ideas for improvement or changes.
  3. Leads and oversees communications initiatives regarding Scholars Portal services, including training webinars, newsletters, and the annual Scholars Portal Day.
  4. Generates ideas for new services for the consideration of OCUL-SPOD and the OCUL Executive Committee.

Download the OCUL-SP terms of reference


One official member from each OCUL member institution, with no fixed term.

  • Andrew Colgoni (Brock University) - Co-chair (2023-2025)
  • Lynne Serviss (McMaster University) - Co-chair (2023-2025)
  • Ed Driedger (Nipissing University) 
  • Karen Pillon (University of Windsor)
  • Robin Isard (Algoma University) 
  • Sarah Simpkin (Carleton University)
  • Jenny Marvin (University of Guelph)
  • Valerie Gibbons (Lakehead University)
  • Daniel Scott (Laurentian University)
  • Ling He (OCAD University)
  • Marcia Johnson (Ontario Tech University)
  • Caitlin Horrall (University of Ottawa)
  • Sandra Morden (Queen's University)
  • Lisa Béchard (Royal Military College of Canada)
  • Dana Thomas (Toronto Metropolitan University)
  • Julie Hannaford (University of Toronto)
  • Dwayne Collins (Trent University)
  • Alison Hitchens (University of Waterloo)
  • Kelly Hatch (Western University)
  • Gord Bertrand (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Sheril Hook (York University)

Ex officio
OCUL Executive Director - Amy Greenberg
Scholars Portal Director - Kate Davis

Scholars Portal staff attend OCUL-SP meetings at the invitation of the OCUL-SP Chair/Co-Chairs.

Established 2013