Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

University of Lethbridge / Digvir Jayas, President and Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: University of Lethbridge
Responsible Officer Name: Digvir Jayas, President and Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-25
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 947892-5301

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 118

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 6

Version 6 of 57 (2008-06-09 to 2008-08-06)

Version 6 of 57 (2008-06-09 to 2008-08-06) 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 Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 3M4
Telephone number: 403-329-2201
Fax number: 403-329-2097  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Bill Cade, President  
Description of the organization's activities: The University of Lethbridge is a school of approximately 8100 students. We offer courses in Arts and Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Graduate Studies. In addition to its Lethbridge campuses, the U of L also has campuses in Edmonton and Calgary.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: A Board of Governors oversees the activities of the University of Lethbridge. The board consists of individuals from the Lethbridge area, and the parts of the Province of Alberta.
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: 2007-03-31
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Canada Research Chairs $950,000.00
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) $486,000.00
Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) $1,566,000.00
Canadian Institues of Health Research (CIHR) $559,000.00
Other Federal $1,960,000.00
Health Canada $0.00
Foreign $279,000.00
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) $3,510,000.00
Provincial $95,641,000.00
Municipal $1,500,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Bill Cade
Position title: President and Vice-Chancellor
Public offices held: No
Name: Dennis Fitzpatrick
Position title: Vice-President (Research)
Public offices held: No
Name: Andy Hakin
Position title: Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
Public offices held: No
Name: Chris Horbachewski
Position title: Vice-President (University Advancement)
Public offices held: No
Name: Jim Horsman
Position title: Government Relations Officer
Public offices held: No
Name: Nancy Walker
Position title: Vice-President (Finance & Administration)
Public offices held: No
Name: Richard Westlund
Position title: Director of Government 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: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 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, 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), Senate of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), 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:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Health, Immigration, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Sports, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Over the past six months the University of Lethbridge has received research capital, research operating, and capital grants.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Annually the University seeks research capital grants, research operating grants, and capital grants from the federal government. The University is also interested in working with the federal government to create synergies between the research done by federal government authorities with the research done on campus.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Research capital grants, research operating grants and capital grants.
Policy or Program The University is interested in working with the federal government to create synergies between federal research initiatives and our own. Federal Treasury Board Vic Toews recently announced the creation of an independent panel of experts to provide advice on transferring federal non-regulatory laboratories. The U of L will meet with various government officials (elected and non-elected) to obtain a better understanding of the process the Federal government is undertaking.

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