Registration - In-house Organization
Universities Canada / Universités Canada / Paul Davidson, President
Version 24 of 82 (2011-06-01 to 2011-06-02)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Intellectual Property
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Privacy and Access to Information
- Research and Development
- Science and Technology
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Contract with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to update and enhance the Aboriginal University Education Programming Inventory.
- Discussions underway on renewal of Canada-Latin America Caribbean Research Exchange Grants with the International Development Research Centre with regard to strengthened international partnerships and to consolidate emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada and Latin America.
- Discussions underway on renewal of Students for Development Program with the Canadian International Development Agency for a one-year extension to March 2010 with respect to enabling senior-level university students from Canadian universities to work together with partner universities in the developing world.
- Discussions underway on renewal of University Partnerships for National Development contribution agreement with the Canadian International Development Agency with respect to knowledge partnerships between Canadian universities and educational organizations in developing countries.
- Discussions underway on renewal of partnership grant with the International Development Research Centre.
- Discussions underway to obtain funding on a proposal with respect to research on academic mobility with Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
- Discussions underway with Human Resources and Social Development Canada and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to obtain a grant with respect to organizing a symposium on Canadian universities and the Bologna process.
- Discussions underway with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to obtain a grant with respect to Canada-India Higher Education Summit, November 2008.
- Discussions underway with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to obtain funding with respect to participation on Brazil university relations speakers' tour, August 2008.
- Discussions underway with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade with respect to funding for a knowledge exports research project.
- Request funding with respect to international development cooperation (student and academic mobility, internships, international research collaboration, exchanges, technical assistance).
- Service Contract received from the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, regarding Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Working Summit.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Bill C-61, Amendments to the Copyright Act, with respect to the statutory damages regime and strict prohibition against the circumvention of Technological Measures.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Discussions on student loan reforms underway in the United States to engender support with respect to the continuation of loans by the United States government to students studying in Canada, the provision of grant assistance to these students and the provision of student loans to American students who are studing at Canadian universities via distance.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Bill C-11, An Act to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins, regarding the upcoming regulations and administrative requirements for university researchers and laboratories.
- Bill C-2, Federal Accountability Act, with respect to the Lobbying Act and its regulations in reducing administrative burden and simplification of monthly reporting requirements.
Policies or Program
- Canada Research Chairs Program with respect to the creation and funding of new chairs.
- Creation of a prestigious new scholarship program with respect to top Canada and international PhD students in addition to enhanced investments in the Canada Graduate Scholarships program.
- Discussion with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada with respect to the role and mandate of the department's National Advisory Group on Student Financial Assistance.
- Discussion with Infrastructure Canada with regard to university participation in the Building Canada Infrastructure Program and other possible federal investments with respect to campus infrastructure and university infrastructure renewal.
- Discussions concerning pre-budget priorities with regard to the federal government's university research granting agenciess concerning increased funding for the direct and institutional costs of university research, additional support for young graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, investments in an international student recruitment strategy including targeted marketing activities, and expanding university education opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians.
- Discussions underway with the Canadian International Development Agency on projects and programs in the Americas with respect to education and social and academic development.
- Discussions underway with the Canadian International Development Agency with regard to the establishment of a new student internship program once Students for Development ends in March 2010 to address the priorities of the Canadian International Development Agency.
- Discussions underway with the Canadian International Development Agency with respect to an AUCC proposal for a new partnership program between Canadian universities and developing countries to assist in their capacity development.
- Discussions underway with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on projects and programs in the Americas with respect to education and social and academic development.
- Discussions with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada with respect to increasing the funding for the department's International Academic Mobility program.
- Discussions with regard to the establishment of a Knowledge Infrastructure Funding Program and the design and parameters of the program.
- Edu-Canada branding and marketing initiatives with respect to promoting Canadian education abroad.
- Global Innovation Strategy with respect to increased investment in international research collaboration with key Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries and emerging economies.
- Harmonization of immigration policies with regard to the improvement of study and work permit processing to identify areas where policies and procedures could be strengthened.
- Participation in a federal government roundtable on copyright law reform with respect to promoting policy that would result in amending the current legislation to clarify that works available publicly on the Internet can be used for educational purposes without infringing copyright, or breaking the law, and to make sure that any new amendments to the law allow students to view lectures live through the Internet or record them to view later.
- Postsecondary education and research data strategy with respect to data collection, gap analysis and current and possible future initiatives in the university sector.
- Research integrity related issues with respect to the review of the federal granting agencies' policy framework for research integrity and the Tri-Council Memorandum of Understanding on Roles and Responsibilities in the Management of Federal Grants and Awards.
- Review of the Canada Student Loans Program with respect to new investments, modernization and simplification measures and enhanced flexibillity for those experiencing difficulty in debt repayment.
- Review of the future of official languages programming in Canada by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages with respect to the role of universities.
- Tri-Council Ethics Review of Research Involving Humans with regard to strengthening the system of protection for human participants in research.
- Creation of new immigration regulations with respect to helping universities attract foreign students and facilitating their arrival in Canada.
- Regulations amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, Temporary Foreign Workers, with respect to the ability of Canadian universities to attract and retain foreign academics.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Round tables and consultations partnering through ad hoc coalitions
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Elections Canada
- Environment Canada
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
- Industry Canada
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- National Defence (DND)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Senate of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has represented Canada's universities since 1911. We are the voice of Canada's universities. Our advocacy ensures that higher education is recognized as vital to Canada's prosperity and quality of life as a knowledge-based society and economy. We are a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, funded through membership fees and revenues from contract management services and publications. Our mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. We provide services to member universities in three main areas: public policy and advocacy; communication, research and information-sharing; and scholarships and international programs.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Paul Davidson, President
Organization's membership or classes of membershipAUCC has one class of voting members. Members are Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university degree-level colleges. At present, the Association has 95 voting members. Associate members are non-voting national groupings of academic and administrative components of member institutions that have objects which are consonant with those of the Association. At present, there are 15 associate members. Members of the Association are listed on the website www.aucc.ca.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2010-03-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Canadian Heritage (PCH)||$8,240.00||Yes|
|Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)||$4,591,704.00||Yes|
|Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)||$1,597,719.00||Yes|
|Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)||$19,524.00||No|
|Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)||$4,305.00||No|
|Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)||$31,640.00||Yes|
|Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)||$10,000.00||No|
|Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)||$63,980.00||No|
|International Development Research Centre||$101,759.00||Yes|
|International Development Research Centre||$92,485.00||Yes|
|National Defence (DND)||$374,500.00||Yes|
|Public Safety Canada (PS)||$3,360.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
350 Albert Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON K1R 1B1
Fax number: 613-563-9745
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Gail Bowkett, Senior Policy Analyst, International Relations | Public offices held
- Andrée Chenard, Government Relations Officer | Public offices held
- Paul Davidson, President | No public offices held
- Gregory Fergus, Director, Public Affairs | Public offices held
- Pari Johnston, Director, Member Relations | No public offices held
- Caroline Lachance, Senior Policy Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis | No public offices held
- Rachel Lindsey, Government Relations Officer, Government Relations & Communications | Public offices held
- Rhonda Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis | Public offices held
- Herb O'Heron, Director, Research and Policy Analysis | Public offices held
- Jenna-Dawn Shervill, Senior Policy Analyst, International Relations | Public offices held
- Robert South, Government Relations Officer, Government Relations and Communications | Public offices held
- Christine Tausig Ford, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer | No public offices held
- Robert White, Assistant Director, Partnership Programs Division | Public offices held
- Stephen Wills, Manager, Legal Affairs, Government Relations and Communications | No public offices held