OCUL Scholars Portal Subcommittee (OCUL-SP)

OCUL-SP advances OCUL’s strategic plan by overseeing the delivery of Scholars Portal services, working in collaboration with the Scholars Portal Operations Team and the University of Toronto as Service Provider:

  1. Oversee the ongoing assessment and continual development of current Scholars Portal services, including feedback from member libraries, direct user feedback, periodic studies and ongoing performance measures.
  2. Provide advice in the development phase of any service, or recommend to the OCUL Executive Committee the delegation of this responsibility to a task group reporting to OCUL-SP.
  3. Oversee the development of service implementation plans and monitor their progress.

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 Chair - Catherine Steeves (Western University)
OCUL Treasurer - Catherine Davidson (Ontario Tech University)
OCUL Executive Director - Amy Greenberg
Director of Scholars Portal - Kate Davis
Interim Associate Director - Jacqueline Whyte Appleby

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

Established 2013