Infrastructure & Media Systems

The Infrastructure & Media Systems team is focused on providing the core IT infrastructure needed to support technology at Acadia.  Our campus network consists of over 10,000 wired drops and an ever-expanding wireless network.  The datacentre supports numerous servers running a mixture of operating systems to handle services such as file and printer sharing, email, web hosting and database access. Telephony Services operate a full-tier telephone service across the campus and a limited mobility service for the administration.  Keeping classroom technology current and reliable allows our faculty to teach without the distraction.


Gary Meister, Manager Infrastructure & Media Systems

Location:  UNH 161
Contact:  902-585-1740

My role in Technology Services is to lead a great team of dedicated individuals that focus on providing the campus with the technology backbone required to carry out its daily operations.  From servers and storage to voice and data networks, and classroom technology, our job is to keep information flowing.

Joe Burgess, Systems Administrator

Location:  UNH 165
Contact:  902-585-1439

I support a variety of Windows-based servers, networking and user administration, as well as various day-to-day operations.



Darryl Carnell, Systems Administrator

Location:  UNH 166
Contact:  902-585-1704

My role in Technology Services is to provide system administration on various Linux/Solaris servers, including mail, research, network and web servers. In addition, I provide hardware level support for our servers and datacentre peripheral products, as well as general datacentre power distribution , air-conditioning and UPS support.

Dan Parr, Senior Network/Security Analyst

Location: UNH 167
Contact: 902-585-1697

My role as Senior Network/Security Analyst, provides me the opportunity to support many information security initiatives. These range from remote access strategies, and cloud security to security incident handling and user authentication technologies. This role also involves taking the lead on Campus area network management, security and design projects, from Firewalls to Wi-fi.
Toby Parsons, Coordinator Educational Technology

Location:  BAC 104
Contact:  902-585-1699

My role has me supporting numerous technologies across the campus.  My main focus is the classroom technology, but I also assist with the campus surveillance system and online door access.

Tia Pinch, Service & Billing Specialist

Location:  UNH 156
Contact:  902-585-1245

I am responsible for the administration of the campus telephone system, corporate mobility fleet and assists with administrative duties within Technology Services.

Donald Teed, Senior Systems Administrator

Location:  UNH 163
Contact:  902-585-1713

System Administration of Linux and Solaris based servers.  Includes math cluster, incoming and outgoing email, webmail interface, student email, Computer Science servers, Network related servers, research servers and several of the Acadia University web servers.