Prof. Anthony Whitehead

Dr. Anthony Whitehead

It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share with you the tragic news of the unexpected passing on May 8th of Professor Anthony Whitehead; Director of the School since July 2009. Anthony was a great colleague, administrator, teacher, researcher and above all, a friend. A graduate of Carleton University, he was the 2nd Professor to be appointed at the School and was instrumental in developing not only the Interactive Multimedia & Design program, in which he taught, but introducing two new undergraduate programs (Photonics & Laser Technology, and Information Resource Management). Under his leadership the School participated in the development of the Human Computer Interactive Program (with the departments of Computer Science and Psychology) and the development of the School's own Graduate Programs in both Digital Media and Network Technology.

While he spent a considerable amount of time and effort in the school, he was a family man who spent what precious time he had with them. He will be fondly remembered for his passion for hockey, where everyone would know where he was Wednesday lunch time. Anthony, his leadership, and his passion will be sorely missed

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Information Technology offers four distinct programs in collaboration with Algonquin College geared towards the high-tech industry and the current trends of today; these programs are as follows:

Interactive Multimedia & Design

Interactive Multimedia & DesignThe four-year Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD) program is aimed at students who are both artistically inclined and technologically adept. [READ MORE]

Network Technology

Network TechnologyThe four-year Network Technology (NET) program focuses on the design, installation, operation, and management of future complex information networks such as those that make up the Internet [READ MORE]

Photonics & Laser Technology

Photonics & Laser TechnologyThe four-year Photonics & Laser Technology (PLT) program is aimed at students who are interested in the latest technologies for advanced manufacturing, biomedical instrumentation, high speed communications, lighting and displays. The PLT program is focused on the design, installation & operation of laser and photonic components and systems. [READ MORE]

Information Resource Management

Information Resource ManagementThe four-year Information Resource Management (IRM) program has been designed to educate students in handling the massive amount of digital information produced by private and public sectore companies. The IRM program is focused on indexing, storing, presenting, and designing interfaces to access the wealth of digital data.[READ MORE]

Graduate Programs

The School of Information Technology offers several graduate-level programs: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) . This program is in collaboration with 13 different Schools and Departments, ranging from Architecture and Industrial Design to Computer Science, Business, Psychology, and Journalism.

Digital Media/Network Technology

Information TechnologyThe Master's & PhD degree in Digital Media (DM) is open to students from a wide variety of interdisciplinary backgrounds in the Digital Media; the program has been specifically designed for students who are interested in combining both artistic and technical skills in Animation, Game Design & Development, and Visual Effects. The Master's degree in Network Technology is focused on students who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding in Networking, Network Design & Planning, and Network Management.

Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer InteractionThe Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is open to students from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds in the human, technological, or engineering sciences. It offers students an opportunity to explore their native discipline in more depth while also gaining insight into the language and constraints that specialists in other disciplines in the HCI field work under. [READ MORE]