The TRA Committee

Primarily, the TRA Committee (TRAC) is comprised of 5 central functions at Western: Legal Counsel, Privacy Office, Financial Services (if commerce is involved), Procurement Services, and Western Technology Services (WTS). A secondary group of representatives are also present in the TRAC membership, as expertise is required: Internal Audit, Research Services, and Office of the Registrar.

The TRAC is co-chaired by the Director of Procurement Services and the Director of Cyber Security and Business Services. is used to communcate with the overall TRAC Group

  • Western Technology Services
  • Procurement Services
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Counsel
  • Privacy Office

Other members include representation from Research Services and Office of the Registrar and Western's Internal Audit Group provides guidance related to issues of risk within the organization.


Rob Brennan (WTS, Director Application Services)

Colin Couchman (WTS, CISO & Director Cyber Security and Business Services) - Co-Chair

Paul Eluchok (Western Legal Counsel)

Sharon Farnell (Director Internal Audit)

Brent Fowles* (WTS, Associate Director - Central Systems & Server Administration)

Ed Gibson* (WTS, Associate Director - Data Centre, Network & Data Centre Operations)

Peter Jeffs (Acting Director Procurement Services) - Co-Chair

Nicola Geoghegan-Morphet (Research Ethics Officer)

Lisa Latif (Associate Registrar - Student Central & Director of Administration) 

Tara Oudekerk (Privacy Officer)

Dominique Perreault (Manager Information Security)

Sandy Philip (Supervisor General Accounting)

Amy Van Damme (Administrative Assistant)


*To provide specific Infrastructure input; resources will alternate/share membership


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