Mount Allison is in the process of re-designing its website, mta.ca, and converting to a new website content management system.
The project is being led by the CMS Project Team, which includes members of the Computing Services and Marketing and Communications departments.
The current website was launched in 2013. Over the past six years:
- website content management systems have come a long way — newer systems are much more flexible and easier to use
- website design has changed dramatically — more and more users are viewing website on their smartphones and photos and video are more important than ever
The web re-design project seeks to provide Mount Allison with a website that is:
- more user friendly, with a contemporary design and intuitive navigation
- accessible for users with disabilities
- easier for content editors to build and maintain with a new content management system
Updates on the web re-design project will be posted regularly on this page.
Phase 1 of the web project is now complete. The planning and design phase of the website has provided us with a blueprint to move to the building phase.
Phase 1 — June-December 2019 — COMPLETE
- research to understand the needs of website users
- develop a website strategy
- plan and design the website
- December-Spring 2020
- Build all components of the website (templates, editing interface, etc.)
- Spring/summer 2020
- Migrate content and create new pages as necessary
- Train content editors on new content management system
The project is expected to be complete by September 2020. We will be soliciting feedback throughout the project and will post additional project updates throughout the development process.
CMS Project Advisory Committee
The CMS Project Advisory Committee was struck to serve in an advisory capacity to the CMS project team. The Committee represents a variety of stakeholders, including faculty, staff, and students and meets regularly to review progress on the project and offer feedback and advice.
- Gloria Jollymore, vice-president, university advancement
- John Gillis, director of information technology
- Rob Hiscock, director of marketing and communications
- Pierre Arsenault, systems programmer
- Peter Crawshaw, network manager
- Jordon Davidson, web developer
- Aloma Jardine, communications officer
- Nadine LeBlanc, web communications officer
Advisory Committee members
- Khandra Barrett, student
- Andrea Beverley, program head, Canadian Studies
- Adam Christie, director, student life and international services
- Anne Comfort, director, accessibility and student wellness
- Lauren Doane, student
- David Lieske, department head, Geography & Environment
- Barb MacIntosh, controller
- David Mawhinney, University archivist
- Christiane O’Neal, associate registrar
- Michelle Strain, director, administrative services
- Kutay Ulkuer, director, recruitment, admissions, and awards
Please direct any questions or comments about the website project to Rob Hiscock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 364-2345.