Statements & Releases

2024

July 2, 2024
July 2, 2024 (OTTAWA, ON) – U15 Canada has joined its international partners through the Global Research-Intensive Universities Network to sign a joint statement articulating [...]
July 2, 2024
Our groups represent many of the world’s leading research-intensive universities. These universities share a long, trusting and highly productive history of cooperation, collaboration, and engagement  [...]
April 22, 2024
April 22, 2024 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Coalition for Canadian Research has welcomed the significant federal investment into Canada’s research system outlined in Budget 2024. [...]
April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024 (OTTAWA, ON) – U15 Canada welcomes the significant new research funding outlined in Budget 2024. This funding will provide a major boost [...]

2023

December 7, 2023
Udice, German U15 and U15 Canada, together representing 40 leading research universities across France, Germany and Canada, are delighted with the announcement of the completion [...]
August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023 (OTTAWA, ON) – U15 Canada and the German U15, representing leading research-intensive universities in both Canada and Germany, have signed a new [...]
August 2, 2023
August 2, 2023 (OTTAWA, ON) – U15 Canada is urging the federal government to make a major investment in research in their submission to the [...]
June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023 (OTTAWA, ON) – U15 Canada today released detailed guidance for universities and researchers on leading practices to safeguard research from security threats. [...]
March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) —U15 Canada notes with dismay that today’s Federal Budget contained no new investments in research funding for universities offered by [...]
March 20, 2023
U15 Canada enthusiastically welcomes the release today of the Report of the Advisory Panel on the Research Support System. We thank the members of the [...]

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 [...]