Organization: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

Should university mindset about innovation evolve?

Canada’s innovation ranking over the past two decades has not improved, according to the latest OECD data. Let me express alarm in the situation as publicly funded research is an important contributor to innovation.

Universities and colleges enter collaboration agreement

Canada’s universities and colleges have released a first-ever Framework for Collaboration, establishing a partnership offering students a continuum of pathways and choices required for building human capital required for success in the global knowledge economy. The framework was signed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (former the…

ERA-Can Plus Canadian-EU research collaboration

Seven European and Canadian organization have launched an initiative to raise awareness in Canada about collaborative research opportunities between the two jurisdictions. ERA-Can Plus will publicize the opportunities through policy dialogue, research exchanges and information sharing. The initiative is occurring as the EU launches its Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation — a CDN$92-billion,…

ERA-Can Plus Canadian-EU research collaboration

Seven European and Canadian organization have launched an initiative to raise awareness in Canada about collaborative research opportunities between the two jurisdictions. ERA-Can Plus will publicize the opportunities through policy dialogue, research exchanges and information sharing. The initiative is occurring as the EU launches its Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation — a CDN$92-billion,…

AUCC calls for targeted funding increases

Canada’s largest organization representing universities is recommending a series of modest budget increases in the next Budget for the granting councils, international collaboration internships and international education marketing. In its pre-Budget submission to the Department of Finance, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) recommends: $110 million to “strengthen core discovery research programs”…

U15 hires staff and sets up shop in Ottawa

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities — a new organization established to represent Canada’s top 15 research-intensive universities — has established an office at the Univ of Ottawa and hired Suzanne Corbeil as its inaugural executive director (see page 7). U15 was formed last year to better represent the priorities and concerns of the…

AUCC seeks targeted funding increases in next Budget

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is making a series of recommendations for increased federal investments in the granting councils, international collaboration and expanding access for Aboriginal Canadians. The recommendations were contained in its pre-Budget submission to Finance minister James Flaherty. Among the recommendations, AUCC is requesting a 4% increase to the…

University delegation visits India, signs MOUs

A delegation of 15 university presidents have wrapped a seven-day trip to India to forge links with that country’s academic, government and business communities. The visit has already resulted in four MOUs and $3.5 million worth of scholarships for Indian students already studying in Canada to participate in the MITACS Globalink program. The four MOUs…

Correction

The October 24/01 edition of RE$EARCH MONEY contained an incorrect statement attributed to Dr Robert Giroux, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Giroux is calling on the government to create a one-time fund of $1.2 billion to cover the cost of deferred maintenance at universities. The incorrect information on page 2…