Welcome to UWCISA


The key objectives of the centre are to stimulate relevant research, support the development/delivery of educational materials, communicate about important information integrity (II) and information systems assurance (ISA) issues and related centre activities, and promote interaction among II and ISA educators and practitioners.

The University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance (UWCISA) is sponsored by the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada), ISACA Toronto Chapter, and The Institute of Internal Auditors Canada. Its objectives are to improve the quality of research and education in the II and ISA area at the University of Waterloo, throughout Canada and in developing economies. This centre will foster a close and continuing working relationship between the school and its sponsors.     

Sponsored by

UWCISA sponsor logos: CPA Canada, ISACA Toronto Chapter, IIA Canada and UW SAF


Congratulations to our colleague and friend Gerald Trites on his very timely and valuable forthcoming book.

“Beyond Sustainability Reporting: The Pathway to Corporate Social Responsibility” is a must-read for any companies wanting to make a strong contribution to sustainability issues, for educators who wish to teach sustainability issues and how to manage them, students who wish to benefit from the latest thinking in this area from one of Canada’s most innovative voices, and for anyone interested in knowing how companies can develop a strong and successful action-oriented program for sustainability. 

Besides the valuable content in the main part of the book, there are three useful appendices that would be of great interest to practitioners, educators and students alike.

You can pre-order the book at a very affordable price on Amazon at Amazon.ca : “Beyond Sustainability Reporting: Integrated Thinking and Corporate Social Responsibility”

The 4th annual interactive dashboard competition, co-sponsored by UWCISA and the ISACA Toronto Chapter will be held on Zoom December 15th, 10:30 AM.

The competition is a platform for first-year SAF students to demonstrate their exceptional skills in data analytics with the top performing team receiving a $1000 prize sponsored by the ISACA Toronto Chapter.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Frank Yam elected UWCISA Board Chair

Dr. Efrim Boritz is pleased to announce that Frank Yam has been elected as Board Chair of UWCISA. Mr. Yam, a Waterloo alumnus, has had an illustrious multi-decade career in Cybersecurity, IT governance, Assurance and innovation. Among his many honours, he was recently inducted into ISACA’s Hall of Fame. Frank’s many accomplishments and recognitions can be found at (25) "frank yam" | Search | LinkedIn .

We welcome Frank to this new role at UWCISA and look forward to benefitting from his extensive experience and wisdom.

Efrim Boritz on behalf of the UWCISA Board of Directors and staff.