Registration - In-house Organization

McMaster University / David Farrar, President & Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: McMaster University
Responsible Officer Name: David Farrar, President & Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-07-18
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 944236-15634
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 452

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 31

Version 2 of 39 (2008-01-28 to 2008-08-15)

Version 2 of 39 (2008-01-28 to 2008-08-15) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Gilmour Hall - Room 238
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4L8
Canada
Telephone number: 905-525-9140
Fax number: 905-522-3391  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Peter George, President & Vice-Chancellor  
 
Description of the organization's activities: McMaster University's purpose is the discover, communication and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence. McMaster's main campus in Hamilton, Ontario, supports more than 6,500 faculty and staff who serve 18,500 full-time undergraduate students, 3,000 graduate students. More than 120,000 alumni located around the world have earned their degrees from McMaster.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The McMaster University Act 1976 by the Ontario Legislature incorporates McMaster and established a bicameral system of university government - a Board of Governors and a Senate, each with its own jurisdiction and powers. The 38-member Board of Governors is responsible for the government, conduct,management and control of the University, its property revenues, business and affairs. The Senate has ultimate responsibility for academic policy and regulating the system of education.McMaster has three goals: To provide an innovative and stimulating learning environment where students can prepare themselves to excel in life, to achieve the next level in research results and reputation by building on existing and emerging areas of excellence and to build an inclusivecommunity with a shared purpose.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-04-30
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Social Sciences and Humanities Research $6,994,000.00
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research $23,668,000.00
Canada Research Chairs $10,700,000.00
Other Federal $16,844,000.00
Health Canada $6,192,000.00
Canadian Institutes of Health Research $33,750,000.00
Province of Ontario $271,529,000.00
Canadian Foundation for Innovation $13,389,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Mo Elbestawi
Position title: Vice-President - Research & International Affairs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Peter George
Position title: President & Vice-Chancellor
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Brian Kelly
Position title: Senior Advisor, Government Relations
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: John Kelton
Position title: Dean & Vice-President - Health Sciences
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Nick Markettos
Position title: Director, Strategic Partnerships and McMaster Innovation Park Liaison
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Arts and Culture, Commercialization, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Intellectual Property, International Relations, International Trade, Labour, Research, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Office of the Finance Minister: federal role in postsecondary education and research; Justice: meeting with Minister as a regional MP on local issues; National ResearchCouncil of Canada: proposals for new programs, McMaster Innovation Park; Industry Canada: science and technology strategy; Finance and Industry: McMaster Innovation Park, Centres for Excellence in Commercial Research, indirect cost of research.
Subject Matter: Prospective: HRSDC - federal role in postsecondary education; NSERC -granting council funding; NRC: McMaster Innovation Park, proposals for new programs; Industry Canada: science and technology strategy; Finance and Industry: McMaster Innovation Park, Centres for Excellence in Commercial Research, indirect cost of research
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program, Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Advanced education and research
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Applied Health
Policy or Program Centres of Excellence - promotion of increased funding for establishment of Centres of Excellence in research
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Commercialization of university research results
Policy or Program Environmental assessment and Safety
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Federal Research Granting Councils and agencies funding of research, academic pursuits, and publication or dissemination
Policy or Program Health and Safety
Policy or Program Human Rights
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Indirect Costs Program
Policy or Program International students and work permits
Policy or Program Laboratory Safety
Policy or Program McMaster Innovation Park - facilitation of transfer of CANMET operations from Ottawa to McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario
Regulation Nuclear Safety - facility licensing
Policy or Program, Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Population Health
Policy or Program Role of Federal Government in supporting post secondary education
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Science & Technology
Policy or Program Science & Technology Strategy - promotion of enhanced measures to increase research in science and technology
Policy or Program, Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Student assistance and financial support - Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canada Student Loan Program
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Sustainable development and related technology
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program The CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory

Subject matters added through a communication report:
attend presentation by Energy Solutions at NRC 2008-07-23
governance 2008-07-15
governance of non-regulatory federal labs 2008-07-15
industrial research policy 2008-07-15
isotope manufacturing location 2008-07-23
transfer of non-regulatory Federal labs 2008-07-15