Launched in 2014, the office of Data, Analytics and Research serves as a University-wide resource, developing capacity for data analytics with the goal of applying more rigorous methods and models of policy and performance evaluation across a broad array of university operations. The office is responsible for developing and implementing statistical solutions to address university-identified issues, as well as ensuring the quality of analytical product.  Data resources enhance the University’s strategic planning, policy analysis and decision-making. The work of the office contributes to the development of growth strategies in the context of the University's own long-term objectives and those of the broader academic community.