About Us

Core Values

Commitment to the provision, implementation and support of technology to foster innovation, encourage collaboration, and embrace challenge.

To ensure that the Faculty of Health Sciences' information technology requirements in administrative, clinical, educational, and research communities are met with:

  • Responsive and timely service 
  • Reliable and innovative solutions
  • Secure and robust infrastructures
  • Effective and strategic leadership


Servicing and Supporting the Faculty of Health Sciences

CSU provides a wide range of computer hardware and software support services to the Faculty of Health Sciences:

  • Many desktop and server associated technologies
  • Email and server systems/network drive/storage/backup systems
  • Software/database application development, customization and administration
  • Internet and intranet services including Web 2.0 and e-learning technologies
  • Consultative services for administrative, clinical, educational, and research computing requirements


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  • CSU was established in 1969, in an era of mainframes, punch cards, and computer operators.
  • As technology has evolved, so has CSU – we have grown from a core group to a large department specializing in four streams of service.
  • As our group expanded, so did our knowledge base, enabling CSU to provide our clients with a wider range of expertise and solutions.
  • CSU launched the FHSAdmin server (Exchange Email & S Drive Services) 23 years ago.
  • CSU launched it's first smart classroom in 2002 in conjunction with campus AV.
  • CSU moved to a virtual infrastructure in 2007; the first technology group on campus to do so.
  • CSU supported the technology behind the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine becoming the first distributed medical program in Ontario, and the second in Canada.

Fast Facts


  • We manage more than 500 servers at CSU.
  • Our department is located on sites in Hamilton, Waterloo, and St. Catharines.
  • Last year we responded to over 3000 service requests.
  • An average of 20,000 emails move through CSU servers each day.
  • We have a staff of 29 people servicing a community of more than 7000 faculty, staff, and students across Ontario.
  • Two CSU staffers are recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.
  • There are over 2200 network connections throughout MUMC.


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