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


The 14th Biennial Symposium on Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance for Sustainability announces its Symposium and Call for Papers. The deadline to submit your paper is June 1, 2025. Research papers and panels are invited from academe and practice addressing IS/IT topics related to risk, control, and assurance, with preference given to papers and panels on such topics affecting sustainability reporting and disclosure. 

For further information, please visit: 2025 Symposium Call for Papers

The explosion or interest in generative AI (GenAI) such as ChatGPT has created a need for prompt engineering expertise to optimize practitioners’ interactions with GenAI and enable them to take advantage of the many powerful capabilities of this technology in all areas of their practice. However, the prompt engineering skills are still not widely covered. This professional development workshop is an opportunity to learn about prompt engineering to meet a variety of objectives.

  • To be held on Monday, June 3, 2024 8:30 am – noon.
  • At Auvenir, 225 Richmond St W #402, Toronto, ON M5V 1W2 

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”