Institutional Research & Planning

About OIRP

Mission Statement:

To promote and support institutional planning, evidence-based decision-making, and accountability, by providing quantitative information and analysis, and related professional services, to Carleton’s senior management, faculty and staff; and To foster understanding of the University’s activities by defining, collecting and disseminating standardized statistics, and by performing innovative institutional research.

OIRP Staff:

Nathasha Macdonald, Associate Vice-President (Institutional Research and Planning)

Nathasha leads the Office of Institutional Research and Planning team, which collectively endeavors to support evidence informed decision-making, university planning, resource allocation, accountability, provincial and federal reporting obligations, and continuous improvement university wide. This involves a wide range of data collection efforts, producing standardized statistics and metrics, responding to numerous data and analysis requests to inform decisions, metrics for SMAs, as well as communicating relevant trends and indicators. By representing OIRP on various internal University committees, and Carleton on external committees, this role links policy and context to the trends, indicators and planning efforts OIRP is involved in. She is Carleton’s Senior Member on the Council of University Planners and Analysts (CUPA) at COU.

Nathasha has worked at Carleton since 2005, when she started in the same office as a Senior Analyst. She has previously taught economics and statistics at the College of the Rockies, in Cranbrook BC, and worked as an analyst for various agencies focusing on inequality research as well as post-secondary outcomes and research.

Nathasha has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Victoria, and a B.Soc.Sc. (Economics) from the University of Ottawa.

Tyler Hall, Director, Strategic Analysis, Planning, and Accountability

Tyler Hall joined Carleton University in February 2008 from St. Clair College in Chatham, ON where he taught introductory chemistry courses. His current role at OIRP involves coordinating and analyzing the various surveys that Carleton University participates. Tyler is also responsible for the analysis of faculty data and Carleton’s respective reporting obligations, course availability and planning, University rankings, as well as analytic and program evaluation projects to support the university. Tyler is currently serving as the president of the Canadian University Survey Consortium (www.cusc-ccreu.ca)

Tyler has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from Carleton.

Sue Gilmour, Manager, Government Reporting

Sue Gilmour began her career at Carleton, in May 1988, as a summer student in the Housing Office while completing her Honours thesis in Psychology. She became a permanent employee in 1989 in the Office of the Vice-President (Planning & Development). Today, as Manager, Government Reporting, her primary responsibilities include a variety of essential reporting obligations on university enrolment and graduation statistics to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Statistics Canada, and the Council of Ontario Universities. In addition Sue is responsible for Carleton’s submission of new academic programs for provincial funding eligibility and timely compliance reporting to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to fulfil their International Student Protocol requirements.

Sue provides administrative support to the Salary Adjustment Commission, whereby she acts as the liaison to both CUASA faculty members and the Commission itself for individual salary adjustment cases.

Agustin Magrans Rico, Manager, Business Intelligence & System Analytics

Agustin Magrans Rico has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He had previously worked as a network administrator and assistant professor in the Faculty of Math and Computer Science at the University of Havana. In 2014, he joined Carleton University as a master degree student/research assistant. After completing his Master’s degree at Carleton, Agustin joined OIRP as an employee.

Currently, his main role is to develop business intelligence applications, design ETL, identify and resolve process bottlenecks, solve data quality issues and develop different prediction models.

Marci Tallman, Manager, Institutional Analysis

Marci Tallman joined OIRP in March 2021 after moving to the Ottawa region from British Columbia.  In addition to supporting the analyst team, her current role involves coordinating projects, internal and consortium-based and surveys, and aiding university data collection and planning activities.

Marci has a BA in Anthropology from Western Washington University.

Tesia Bojorquez, Analyst

Tesia is an analysts in OIRP, among her roles are the analysis of consortium-based surveys, coordinating and administering internal surveys for both employees and students, collecting and analyzing employment equity data, helping with the Student Experience Questionnaire process when needed, as well as responding to data request form both internal and external agencies.

Tesia joined Carleton University in June 2010. She had previously worked at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico) as a graduate program administrator, and was part of a research team where her primary role was to gather qualitative and quantitative data, and preliminary analysis in the area of International Migration.

Tesia has a Bachelor in International Studies and a Masters in North American Studies from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico. During the latter, she came to Carleton University as an Exchange Student for a term.

Ben Woodhead, Systems and Application Developer

Ben Woodhead joined Carleton University in January 2020. His current role is a Systems and Application Developer with previous experience servicing in the Canadian Forces in Cyber Operations and as a Game Developer before that. Ben studied Software Development and Electronics Engineering Technologies at Holland College and is currently studying Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering.

Emma Joseph, Analytics and Process Administrator (on maternity leave)

Emma Joseph joined OIRP with a background in the study of human occupation, as well as experience with applied research and administration. She is familiar with Carleton, having studied here for her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from 2008-2012. Following her Undergrad, Emma studied Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, and has worked in both clinical and research capacities since graduating in 2014. Emma’s draw to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning comes from a desire to help students across campus reach their goals, which is greatly informed by data.