Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

University of Guelph / Charlotte Yates, President and Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: University of Guelph
Responsible Officer Name: Charlotte Yates, President and Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-02-03
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 946756-6149

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 176

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 14

Version 1 of 31 (2006-02-03 to 2006-08-11)

Version 1 of 31 (2006-02-03 to 2006-08-11) 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 Guelph
403 University Centre
Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1
Telephone number: 519-824-4120  Ext.: 3082
Fax number: 519-767-5259  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Alastair Summerlee, President  
Description of the organization's activities: The University of Guelph was established by the University of Guelph Act 1964. It is a research-intensive, learner-centred university which provides post secondary education, research and community service. It has attracted national and international recognition through its two founding Colleges; the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College. The University of Guelph's undergraduate and graduate enrollment totals approximately 18,000.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The University of Guelph Act established a bi-cameral governance system for the University. The Act assigned the overall administrative responsibility to the Board of Governors and responsibility in academic matters to the Senate. Both the Senate and Board of Governors have a broad representation from student, staff, and faculty members as well as representation from external members of the community.
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: 2004-01-01
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council $18,753,000.00
Municipal $0.00
Canada Foundation for Innovation $8,829,000.00
Other Provinces $0.00
Canadian Institutes of Health Research $2,492,000.00
Health Canada $407,000.00
Canada Research Chairs $3,100,000.00
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council $662,000.00
Other Federal $10,472,000.00
Provincial $203,463,000.00
Foreign $0.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Anthony Clarke
Position title: AVP Research
Public offices held: No
Name: Maureen Mancuso
Position title: VP Academic & Provost
Public offices held: No
Name: Rob McLaughlin
Position title: AVP Research (Agri-Food)
Public offices held: No
Name: Craig Pearson
Position title: Dean, Ontario Agricultural College
Public offices held: No
Name: Michael Ridley
Position title: Chief Information Officer
Public offices held: No
Name: Joanne Shoveller
Position title: VP Alumni Affairs & Development
Public offices held: No
Name: Elizabeth Stone
Position title: Dean, Ontario Veterinary College
Public offices held: No
Name: Nancy Sullivan
Position title: VP Finance & Administration
Public offices held: No
Name: Brenda Whiteside
Position title: AVP Student Affairs
Public offices held: No
Name: Alan Wildeman
Position title: VP Research
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: 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), 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:
Meetings, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Environment, Food Science and Regulation, Health, Hotel & Tourist Management, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Development, International Relations, International Trade, Research and Development, Science and Technology, Sports, Tourism, Veterinary Science
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Canada Research Chairs Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, National Science & Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada - The individuals registered have had general and specific discussions with public office holders regarding post-secondary education generally, legislation impacting post-secondary education and its funding and research funding and support in numerous areas. More particular subjects would include: student assistance and financial support, education research funding from Federal granting councils; agricultural issues and food safety, international development and research, Canada Research Chairs, copyright reform.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Make representations, seek public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the activities undertaken by the University.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Any policies or programs with respect to student assistance and financial support, education, research funding, agricultural issues and food safety, international development and research, tax measures to further philanthropic support of public postsecondary institutions, copyright reform.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Includes ongoing funding requests from Canadian Institute of Health Research, Human Resources Development Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Tri-Councils and other agencies as needed

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