The Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) has four functions:
- To undertake analyses that provide information for senior management decision making;
- To provide periodic management information reporting for use by the senior administrative officers of the University, the University public, the public at large, the Provincial Government through Education and Advanced Learning (EAL), and external governmental and community agencies;
- To undertake studies and analyses to meet anticipated planning and management needs;
- On behalf of the President and Vice-Presidents, to ensure that all centrally maintained data bases define and collect data that meets their Executive Information System (EIS) needs, and to vet all institutional information reporting to ensure that it accurately and appropriately reflects the institution.
OIA's mission is to fulfil these functions in an accurate, reliable, ethical, and timely fashion, utilizing institutional research "best practices".