Registration - In-house Organization

Universities Canada / Universités Canada / Paul Davidson, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Universities Canada / Universités Canada
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Paul Davidson, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-06-07
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 738814-423
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 1466

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 94

Version 1 of 90 (2005-06-07 to 2006-02-10)

Version 1 of 90 (2005-06-07 to 2006-02-10) 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: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada / Association des universités et collèges du Canada
350 ALBERT STREET, SUITE 600
OTTAWA, ON  K1R 1B1
Canada
Telephone number: 613-563-1236
Fax number: 613-563-9745  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: CLAIRE M. MORRIS, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF CANADA HAS REPRESENTED CANADA'S UNIVERSITIES SINCE 1911. WE INFLUENCE PUBLIC POLICY BY SHARING EXPERTISE, INFORMATION AND THE PERSPECTIVES OF OUR MEMBERS WITH GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. 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 GROUP, FUNDED THROUGH MEMBERSHIP FEES AND REVENUES FROM CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND PUBLICATIONS. OUR PRIORITIES INCLUDE: BETTER PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION; IMPROVED FUNDING FOR CANADA'S UNIVERSITIES, ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH; AND INCREASED INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN CANADA.TO FOSTER BROAD SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, THE AUCC: PROMOTES DIALOGUE WITH POLICY MAKERS IN CANADA; BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; AND PUBLISHES STUDIES ON CURRENT AND EMERGING TRENDS AND ISSUES CONFRONTING UNIVERSITIES. AUCC PROVIDES SERVICES TO MEMBER UNIVERSITIES IN THREE MAIN AREAS: PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY, COMMUNICATIONS, RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SHARING; AND SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: AUCC HAS ONE CLASS OF VOTING MEMBERS. MEMBERS ARE CANADIAN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNIVERSITIES AND UNIVERSITY LEVEL COLLEGES. AT PRESENT, AUCC HAS 91 VOTING MEMBERS. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ARE NON-VOTING NATIONAL GROUPINGS OF ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENTS OF AUCC MEMBER INSTITUTIONS WHOSE OBJECTS ARE CONSONANT WITH THOSE OF AUCC. AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 15 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. AUCC MEMBERS ARE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE WWW.AUCC.CA
 
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: 2005-03-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Foreign Affairs Canada $6,000.00
International Development Research Centre $78,758.00
Canadian Heritage $65,902.31

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Robert Best
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, NATIONAL AFFAIRS BRANCH
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: John Dingwall
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst RPA
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Nina DiStefano
Position title: Analyst IR
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Alison Evans
Position title: Manager, Research Communications (P&C) (NAB)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gary Evans
Position title: Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs GRPA-NAB
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Michelle Gauthier
Position title: DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS RPA-NAB
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Daniel Hubert
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst RPA
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Pari Johnston
Position title: DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IR-IAB
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Caroline Lachance
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst RPA
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Walid Madhoun
Position title: Director, Program Development IAB
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Karen McBride
Position title: Vice-President, International Affairs Branch IAB
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Claire M. Morris
Position title: PRESIDENT & CEO
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Herb O'Heron
Position title: Senior Advisor, National Affairs NAB
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Jeff Pappone
Position title: Media Relations Officer P&C
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Luc Rainville
Position title: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Robert South
Position title: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICER, GRPA
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Beverlee Stevenson
Position title: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICER, GRPA
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Christine Tausig Ford
Position title: DIRECTOR, PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION P&C-NAB
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Stephen Wills
Position title: MANAGER, LEGAL AFFAIRS, GRPA
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Alana Yuill
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst IR
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, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), CANADA POST, CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION, Canadian Heritage (PCH), CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH RESEARCH, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Justice Canada (JC), National Defence (DND), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
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, Education, Employment and Training, Immigration, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, International Relations, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance, UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Proposed subsection 248(40) Income Tax Act, Finance Canada, relating to a proposed requirement that would impact tax policy re charitable donations. Finance Canada Bill C-48 - postsecondary education. Finance Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) , Privy Council Office (PCO), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Industry Canada. Funding of university research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, PMO, PCO, HRSDC, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Access to research data management, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC). Accountability of foundations. Finance Canada, Industry Canada, PCO. Technology enhanced learning. Industry Canada, HRSDC. Canada Research Chairs Program, representation of women and program review, commercialization of university research, federal research infrastructure support including the operating costs of large scale projects and funding for big science projects. PCO, Industry Canada, CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC. National Research Council restructuring, National Research Council. Indirect cost program. Industry Canada, PCO, PMO, Finance Canada, HRSDC, CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC. Strategic planning on research issues. Agriculture Canada. International research collaboration. Industry Canada, PCO, CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC. Research involving human subjects and environmental issues/regulations. Health Canada, Industry Canada, CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC. International research collaboration. International Trade Canada (ITC), Industry Canada, PMO, CIDA, FAC, NSERC, SSHRC, CIHRMarketing and services abroad re exchanges, scholarships, training, internships and technical assistance programs and contracts. Liberalizing trade in education services sector. ITC, IC. Foreign credential recognition. HRSDC, PCO, PMO, Finance Canada. · Postal rates and subsidies for Canadian magazines. Heritage Canada, Canada Post. Government advertisements in AUCC publications. All government departments and agencies. Research Momentum (publication launch). SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, CFI, PCO, PMO, Industry Canada, Finance Canada, HRSDC, Public Works and Government Services Canada, CIDA, Environment Canada, Social Development Canada, Natural Resources Canada, ITC, Canadian Heritage, Statistics Canada, Infrastructure Canada, FAC, INAC, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Health Canada, International Development Research Centre, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, National Research Council
Subject Matter: Prospective: Issues identified during AUCC 2006 Election campaign under the banner ¿Canada's universities. Our strength. Our future¿: federal support for universities; transfer payments for postsecondary education; indirect costs of federally-funded university research; student assistance; international education; graduate education; direct costs of university research; Canada Foundation for Innovation (tip sheets available on the AUCC website on these key issues facing universities www.aucc.ca). HRSDC, IC, FAC, PMO, PCO, Finance Canada
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution C-48, An Act to authorize the Minister of Finance to make certain payments, section 2 with regard to postsecondary educationC-60, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, copyright reform dealing with digital and other issues. Industry Canada, Canadian Heritage Foreign Policy Review. FAC, ITC, HRSDC, CIDA, CIC
Policy or Program Canada Research Chairs ProgramIndirect Cost ProgramCommercialization Capacity FundDraft Canada-India Science and Technology AgreementDraft Canada-China Science and Technology AgreementCanada Student Loans Program
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Contribution to provide Indian and Northern Affairs Canada with an inventory of university programs designed to attract and retain Aboriginal students - agreement number 178 Contribution to provide Human Resources and Skills Development Canada with information with regard to Canadian university capacity, expertise and key issues related to foreign credential recognition in Canada - agreement number 2437275
Legislative Proposal Proposed new subsection 248 (40) in the Income Tax Act that was published in a July 2005 Finance Canada consultation document entitled Legislative Proposals Relating to Income Tax