Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

The University of Western Ontario / Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: The University of Western Ontario
Responsible Officer Name: Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-02-14
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 839032-6219

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 182

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 2 of 32 (2007-04-26 to 2007-10-29)

Version 2 of 32 (2007-04-26 to 2007-10-29) 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: The University of Western Ontario
Rm 107 Stevenson-Lawson Building
London, ON  N6A 5B8
Canada
Telephone number: 519-661-3745
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Paul Davenport, President and Vice-Chancellor  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The University of Western Ontario is one of Canada's oldest and largest universities. It is a vibrant centre of learning with 1,279 faculty members and almost 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Through its 12 Faculties and Schools, and three affiliated Colleges, the University offers more than 60 different degree and diploma programs. Research is an integral part of the University's mission and external support for research projects totals nearly $220 million per year.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Western is governed by a bicameral system that is enshrined by provincial statute in the University of Western Ontario Act. The Act assigns responsibility to the Board of Governors for the government, conduct, management and control of the University and of its property and affairs. The Senate has responsibility for academic program and policy decisions. There are 28 voting members of the Board of Governors, including City and County representatives, Lieutenant Governor-in-Council appointees, external business leaders, faculty, staff, student and alumni members, and members elected by the Board itself. The Senate has 102 voting members with a broad membership, including faculty, staff and student members, alumni and community leaders, and representatives of the Affiliated University Colleges.
 
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: 2006-04-30
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Municipal $1,257,000.00
Canada Research Chairs $7,607,000.00
Natural Sciences and Engineering Council $16,443,000.00
Other Provinces $9,000.00
Other Federal $13,216,000.00
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) $7,019,000.00
Canadian Institutes of Health Research $3,439,300.00
Canadian Foundation for Innovation $25,970,000.00
Health Canada $169,000.00
Foreign $20,355,000.00
Provincial $268,472,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Rob Esselment
Position title: Director, Government Relations and Operations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Warren Hewitt
Position title: Vice President (Research and International Relations)
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), 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, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, International Relations, International Trade, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Made representations, sought public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the activities of The University with respect to: student assistance and financial support; funding for programs for aboriginal students; research funding, including growth to Federal granting councils and allocation of funds for indirect costs of research; commercialization of university research results; quantum computing; nanotechnology; applied health; population health.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Make representations, seek public policy changes and/or Federal support with respect to the activities of The University with respect to: student assistance and financial support; funding for research programs; and the commercialization of university research results.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Applied health
Policy or Program Commercialization of university research results
Policy or Program Funding for programs for aboriginal students
Policy or Program Nanotechnology
Policy or Program Population health.
Policy or Program Quantum computing
Policy or Program Research funding with respect to allocation of funds for indirect costs of research
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Research funding with respect to allocation of funds for indirect costs of research
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Research funding with respect to growth to Federal granting councils
Policy or Program Research funding with respect to growth to Federal granting councils
Policy or Program Student assistance and financial support




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