Statements & Releases

2021

November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities announced today the appointment of Dr. Chad Gaffield as its new executive director, [...]
September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – A defining characteristic of Canada’s world-class university system is its openness to the world. Global engagement is indispensable to [...]
April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Budget 2021, presented by Minister Chrystia Freeland today. “We congratulate Minister [...]

2020

May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomed the announcement today by the Prime Minister and Ministers Bains and Hajdu, [...]
March 31, 2020
We are pleased to announce that COGNIT.ca is now available to the public. COGNIT.ca is a tool for businesses, non-profits, governments and others who want to [...]
February 4, 2020
                        
January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities is mourning the loss of those killed in the crash of Ukraine [...]

2019

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Budget 2019, which includes major investments in skills for Canadians, including post-secondary [...]

2018

February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Budget 2018, which includes major increases in funding for scientific research. [...]
February 15, 2018
OTTAWA, ON (February 15, 2018) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes today’s announcement of the successful Innovation Superclusters consortia by Innovation, Science and [...]

2017

December 13, 2017
Ottawa, ON (December 13, 2017) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s announcement today of the first Canada 150 Research [...]
November 2, 2017
Ottawa, ON (November 2, 2017) – Today Minister Kirsty Duncan announced changes to the Canada Research Chairs program that would limit the number of renewals. [...]
October 27, 2017
Ottawa, ON (October 27, 2017) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes the announcement of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee by Ministers Duncan [...]
September 26, 2017
Ottawa, ON – September 26, 2017 – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes the appointment of Dr. Mona Nemer as Canada’s Chief Science [...]
August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities announced today the appointment of Dr. Gilles Patry as its new executive [...]
July 17, 2017
Preamble Access to research and scholarly outputs is essential for scientific discovery, innovation, and education. To maximize knowledge transfer and impact, our researchers’ work must [...]
June 12, 2017
OTTAWA, ON — June 12, 2017 — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes the federal government’s announcement today of the Global Skills Strategy. [...]
May 11, 2017
Ottawa, ON (March 11, 2017) – The Executive Heads of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities gathered in Ottawa this week, meeting Prime Minister Justin [...]
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017 (OTTAWA, ON) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s release of the Fundamental Science Review today. [...]
January 30, 2017
OTTAWA, ON — January 30, 2017— During a time of growing international tension, the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities would like to underscore its deep [...]

2016

December 22, 2016
Upon the announcement of his retirement, The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities thanks Dr. Alain Beaudet for his years of public service and his [...]
December 15, 2016
After learning of the death of David Strangway, Guy Breton, the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities’ Chair and Rector, Université de Montréal, made the [...]
December 5, 2016
Ottawa, ON (Dec 5, 2016) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities warmly welcomes Minister Kirsty Duncan’s announcement today of the search process for a [...]
November 1, 2016
U15 Welcomes Immigration Reforms in 2016 Fall Economic Statement OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 1, 2016)— In response to the Fall Economic Statement delivered by Minister of [...]
September 6, 2016
WATERLOO, ON (September 6, 2016) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities warmly welcomes the federal government’s announcement of the second round of Canada [...]
August 30, 2016
OTTAWA, ON (August 29, 2016) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities has named Guy Breton, Rector of the Université de Montréal, as its [...]
June 30, 2016
PARIS, FRANCE (June 30, 2016) —The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities met in Paris today with the Council of Rectors (CRef) of Universities in [...]
June 29, 2016
PARIS, FRANCE (June 28, 2016)—The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities met in Paris today with the Coordination of French Research-Intensive Universities (CURIF) to discuss [...]
June 14, 2016
OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2016) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes the announcement today by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains [...]
June 13, 2016
“In May 2016, The U15 Executive Heads agreed to the following statement on the indirect costs of research.” ************ Research-intensive universities are an integral part [...]
June 13, 2016
OTTAWA, ON (June 13, 2016) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s formal announcement today of the Review of Support [...]
April 5, 2016
OTTAWA, ON — April 6, 2016 — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Science Minister Kirsty Duncan’s formal announcement today of the Post-Secondary [...]
March 24, 2016
This document contains a high level summary of key measures found in Budget 2016 which was tabled on March 22, 2016. Items contained in the [...]
March 22, 2016
OTTAWA, ON — March 22, 2016 — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Budget 2016, which Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced in the [...]
February 19, 2016
Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee. As the Chair of The U15, I am here representing the group of [...]

2015

November 5, 2015
Ottawa, ON (November 5, 2015) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities applauds the government of Canada’s decision to re-establish the long-form census, as announced [...]
October 20, 2015
On behalf of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on [...]
October 6, 2015
U15 Statement on the 2015 Nobel Physics Recipients OTTAWA, ON (October 6, 2015) As Chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, I would [...]
July 31, 2015
Ottawa, ON (July 31, 2015) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities warmly welcomed the federal government’s announcement of the first round of Canada [...]
July 28, 2015
Ottawa, ON (July 28, 2015) – Today’s announcement of the first round of awards from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund demonstrates the federal government’s [...]
April 21, 2015
OTTAWA, April 21, 2015 — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes Budget 2015, which Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled in the House of [...]
April 13, 2015
OTTAWA, ON (April 13, 2015) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes the official launch of the Business Higher Education Roundtable, a group composed [...]
March 18, 2015
February 4, 2015—Research & Development Our Senate Liberal Caucus aims to foster an open, non-partisan debate on the crucial issues of the day. Our discussion [...]

2014

December 4, 2014
MARKHAM, ON (December 4, 2014) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities applauds the official launch of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). [...]
November 21, 2014
Leiden, The Netherlands (November 21, 2014) – At the invitation of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Leiden University, the U15 Group of [...]
October 31, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee. I’m here as chair of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities, a [...]
October 9, 2014
October 9, 2014 (London, UK) The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities and The Russell Group concluded their first association-to-association meeting today, having engaged in [...]
August 14, 2014
Ottawa, ON (August 20, 2014) – On behalf of The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, I’d like to congratulate Janice Charette in her new [...]
June 24, 2014
Ottawa, ON (June 24, 2014) — The U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities welcomes today the creation of the new Advisory Panel on Health Care Innovation. [...]
June 20, 2014
Ottawa, ON (June 20, 2014) — The U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities congratulates the recipients of the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). Prime Minister [...]
June 17, 2014
On behalf of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, we welcome the appointment of Dr. Mario Pinto as president of the Natural Sciences and [...]
May 23, 2014
The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities congratulates the five winners of this year’s Killam Prize and the five winners of the Killam Research Fellowships. [...]
April 11, 2014
Ottawa – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities officially welcomes the Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) into a new global network of [...]
April 10, 2014
“On behalf of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, I would to extend our condolences on the death of the Hon. Jim Flaherty in [...]
March 25, 2014
OTTAWA, ON (March 25, 2014) — The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities has joined the pre-eminent global network of leading research universities from America, [...]
March 21, 2014
“The U15 would like to congratulate Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, on their recent Cabinet appointments. We [...]
February 11, 2014
OTTAWA, February 11, 2014 — “The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities wholeheartedly congratulates the Government of Canada on its 2014 budget and the significant [...]
February 4, 2014
The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities congratulates the 36 winners of this year’s NSERC awards. These prestigious prizes recognize the top researchers in the [...]
January 15, 2014
OTTAWA – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities applauds the Government of Canada for its Comprehensive International Education Strategy, which International Trade Minister Ed [...]
January 9, 2014
Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration by U15 Vice-Chair, Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo Thank [...]

2013

December 3, 2013
“On behalf of the U15 and its member institutions, I would like to congratulate Minister Moore and the government of Canada for their support and [...]
November 28, 2013
Presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance by U15 Vice-Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary Thank you, Mr. Chair. [...]
October 28, 2013
By many measures, Canada is falling behind in the highly competitive game of knowledge creation and adoption. Canadians should be concerned about this slippage as [...]
October 11, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario  – Dr. Amit Chakma, Chair of the U15 released the following statement today.  On behalf of the U15 and its member institutions, I [...]
September 27, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario (September 27, 2013) – Dr. Amit Chakma, Chair of the U15 released the following statement on behalf of the U15 Group of Canadian [...]
July 15, 2013
Dr. Amit Chakma, Chair of the U15, released the following statement in response to today’s cabinet shuffle.   “ I would like to congratulate Minister [...]
July 5, 2013
Reporting to the U15 Executive Director and under the overall direction of the Data Exchange Steering Committee the coordinator works with the Chair of the [...]
May 21, 2013
OTTAWA – The U15 would like to congratulate the council members for once again producing an insightful and engaging report about the status of Science, [...]
March 21, 2013
OTTAWA – The 2013 budget demonstrates the federal government’s continued commitment to research and development and to the critical role that Canada’s universities play in [...]