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2017

Dec 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 Chairs. Dr.

Nov 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. U15 Chair Dr. Guy Breton, Rector of the University of Montreal made the following statement regarding the Minister’s announcement:

Oct 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 and Petitpas Taylor.

Sep 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 Advisor.

Aug 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 director, effective October 1st, 2017. He will succeed Suzanne Corbeil, who served as the founding executive director of the organization since 2012.

"Dr. Patry joins U15 at a time when the national conversation on research is extremely important,” said Dr. Guy Breton, rector of Université de Montréal and President of U15. "His hands-on experience, both in the academic and the public sectors, and his ability to marshal complex projects to completion will be of great value to our organization, the voice of Canada's research universities....”

Jul 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 be made readily available around the globe. Research-intensive universities also require timely and continuing access to international research results and scholarship in order to advance and disseminate knowledge, and to develop the next generation of researchers. This research life cycle depends upon a healthy communication ecosystem anchored in the following principles:

Jun 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 Trudeau and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan to discuss investments and reforms that will help ensure Canada’s place as w

Apr 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.

Jan 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 commitment to openness and diversity within our universities and our comm