Registration - In-house Organization

University of Waterloo / Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: University of Waterloo
Responsible Officer Name: Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-25
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 785899-5311
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 430

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 6

Version 1 of 53 (2005-08-25 to 2006-02-21)

Version 1 of 53 (2005-08-25 to 2006-02-21) 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: University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G1
Canada
Telephone number: 519-888-4567  Ext.: 2202
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: David Johnston, President and Vice-Chancellor  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The University of Waterloo's mission is to advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarship, nationally and internationally, in an environment of free inquiry and expression. The university fulfils this mission by offering undergraduate and graduate students the best possible education experience in selected regular, co-operative education, and professional programs; by engaging in basic and applied research and scholarly activity that is recognized nationally and internationally; and by providing service to society through the transfer of knowledge and cultural enrichment.What makes UW distinctive is the innovative approach it takes to achieving its mission, through co-operative education, distance education, technology transfer, and research partnerships at the local, national, and international levels. An outward-looking perspective orients UW to the challenges that face our society and economy, including strengths in entrepreneurship and the commercialization of research results.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: UW's bicameral form of governance was enshrined by provincial statute in 1972 when the University of Waterloo Act came into effect. The Act assigns overall responsibility for the affairs of the University to the Board of Governors and empowers the Senate to establish the University's educational policies.Both the 88-member Senate and the 36-member Board of Governors have a broad membership, including students, faculty and staff members, alumni, business leaders and community leaders.The following are members of the University of Waterloo community:20,047 full-time undergraduate students2,194 part-time undergraduate students2,187 full-time graduate students479 part-time graduate students818 faculty members2,008 staff members115,000 alumni
 
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: 2005-05-30
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Canada Research Chairs $4,227,000.00
Ontario $167,818,000.00
Municipal $472,000.00
CIHR $2,063,000.00
NSERC $31,737,000.00
other federal $14,057,000.00
Health Canada $670,000.00
Foreign $640,000.00
SSHRC $2,276,000.00
CFI $10,837,000.00
Other provinces $36,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Graham Brown
Position title: Principal, St. Paul's College
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Amit Chakma
Position title: VP Academic & Provost
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Tom Coleman
Position title: Dean of Mathematics
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dominic Covvey
Position title: Director, Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gail Cuthbert-Brandt
Position title: Assoc. VP Academic
Public offices held: No
 
Name: George Dixon
Position title: Dean of Science
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John English
Position title: Faculty member, Arts
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Geoffrey Fong
Position title: Faculty member, Arts
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Alan George
Position title: Interim VP University Research
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Mark Haslett
Position title: University Librarian
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael Higgins
Position title: President, St. Jerome's University
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John Hirdes
Position title: Faculty member, Applied Health Sciences
Public offices held: No
 
Name: David Johnston
Position title: President and Vice Chancellor
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Drew Knight
Position title: International Programs Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Raymond Laflamme
Position title: Director, Institute for Quantum Computing
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Roger Mannell
Position title: Dean of Applied Health Sciences
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Avonwy Peters
Position title: Sr. Director, Government Relations & Development
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Hargurdeep Saini
Position title: Dean of Environmental Studies
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Trefford Simpson
Position title: Acting Director, School of Optometry
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Laura Talbot-Allan
Position title: VP External Relations
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Bert Taylor
Position title: Director, Research Institute for Aging
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jake Thiessen
Position title: Director, School of Pharmacy
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Anthony Vannelli
Position title: Assoc. Dean, Engineering, Research and External Partnerships
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), Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 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, 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), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), 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, Other types: joint representations with other groups, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, International development, International Relations, Justice and Law Enforcement, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Skills and training, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Made representations, sought public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the activities of our six academic Faculties and four university colleges. Subjects are very diverse, and include (but may not be limited to) the following: student assistance and financial support, funding for programs for aboriginal students; education research funding growth to Federal granting councils and allocation of funds for indirect costs of research; a strong international dimension in the university experience and research (including CIDA/EC with respect to international environmental projects); green energy research and application, clean air/ water research; immigration reform with respect to international graduate students beyond the three pilot provinces; copyright reform dealing with digital intellectual property and other issues; large-scale science projects, capital gains treatment of charitable donations; commercialization of university research results; quantum computing; nanotechnology; applied health; population health, cancer research and health and wellness; health informatics research; technology enhanced learning.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Make representations, seek public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the activities of our six academic Faculties and four university colleges.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Subjects are very diverse, and include (but may not be limited to) the following: student assistance and financial support for higher education, funding for programs for aboriginal students; education research; funding growth to Federal granting councils and allocation of funds for indirect costs of research; a strong international dimension in the university experience and research (including CIDA/EC with respect to international environmental projects); green energy research and application; clean air/ water research; immigration reform with respect to international graduate students; copyright reform dealing with digital intellectual property and other issues; large-scale science projects, capital gains treatment of charitable donations; commercialization of university research results; quantum computing; nanotechnology; applied health; population health, cancer research and health and wellness; health informatics research; technology enhanced learning.