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Hold the Date! The International Groningen Declaration Network Meeting is Coming to Canada

The ARUCC executive in partnership with PCCAT, CUCCIO, and CanPESC, submitted and won a bid to host the international Groningen Declaration Network 2021 annual meeting in Ottawa for the week of May 3, 2021. This represents an exciting moment and builds on the work of the ARUCC Groningen & Student Mobility Project. Typical participants include senior level officials from international governments, institutions, vendors, and allied associations who are dedicated to advancing access and quality assured practices in higher education to serve the causes of student mobility and permission-based data portability. Join ARUCC and its partners at this international event dedicated to advancing student mobility.

CFS and OUSA Student Groups, Universities Canada, and Colleges and Institutes Canada endorse the National ARUCC Groningen and Student Mobility Project

ARUCC and its partners, PCCAT, CUCCIO, and CanPESC, are pleased to announce the endorsements by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), Universities Canada, and Colleges and Institutes Canada for the ARUCC Groningen and Student Mobility Project. Their support brings the number of formal endorsements for the national project to more than 70 which includes institutions, allied organizations, student groups, and governments from across Canada and around the world. The project consultation page provides the latest status update for the national student data exchange project. We need your endorsements to further the project goals which include accessing additional funds; therefore, please consider endorsing the project as we work together to improve student mobility.


Sea Change 2018

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Sunday June 17 2018 - Wednesday June 20 2018
Charlottetown, PEI  |  PEI Convention Centre

Sea Change 2018 is now Sold Out.

Registration for the forthcoming ARUCC/CACUSS SEA CHANGE 2018 conference is now sold out! If you are not yet registered but are nonetheless confirmed as a presenter, the conference team will be reaching out to you shortly to get you registered asap. For registrants and for those living in the region, note that there are still limited spaces available for the pre-conference workshops being offered on Sunday, June 17.

We didn't anticipate registrations would fill up quite so rapidly, and are currently looking into ways in which we can engage non-attendees in the conference content. Whether or not you’re attending, you can follow along on social media, using the hashtag #SeaChange18, to keep up to date on all of the learning taking place at the conference in PEI! You can also access our ARUCC public website and our ARUCC Members Area for discussions and collaborations, to contribute answers to surveys, and to read up on important ARUCC activities such as the ARUCC Groningen & Student Mobility Project. What’s more, the ARUCC Forum is always there for members to start discussions, pose questions, and network with colleagues from across the country.

For questions about conference registration, please contact Kaitlyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For general questions about the 2018 Conference, please contact Allison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Possible Canada Post Labour Action

Canada's universities and colleges are making every effort to publish to their websites amended business processes for the sending and receiving of transcripts and documentation for the duration of a Canada Post labour disruption, should this need arise. Students are advised to visit their university or college's website for more information.

ARUCC/CACUSS Joint Conference, June 2018

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The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) and the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) are pleased to announce a joint conference to take place Sunday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The conference will take place in Prince Edward Island at the PEI Convention Centre and Delta Prince Edward as the primary venues.

This is the first time these two organizations will formally come together to share common interest, learn from research and innovative practices, and to collaborate and build partnerships between members and external stakeholders. As travel and professional development budgets are tight, building cost efficiencies for both organizations will benefit our membership and our invited exhibitors and sponsors.

The Memorandum to host the joint conference was signed this month by ARUCC President Charmaine Hack of Ryerson University and CACUSS President Patricia Pardo of Mount Royal University.

The Program Committee will be made up of professional staff from universities and colleges across Canada, including local hosts from the University of Prince Edward Island. The theme of the 2018 conference will be announced in June 2017.

The Call for Proposals for educational sessions will open in November 2017 and registration will open in February 2018. General conference information will be available online in August 2017 at and

We look forward to this exciting collaborative venture in 2018 and hope to see you in PEI!. For more information about volunteering, presenting, or sponsoring/exhibiting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) has approximately 182 member institutions from all regions of Canada. Members work as registrars, directors, vice-presidents, and other roles in institutional planning and strategic enrolment management, admissions, recruitment, transfer and articulation, communications, student records, enrolment services, academic advising and counseling, student finances including financial aid, awards and scholarships, curriculum management, enterprise student information systems, and government reporting, research and analysis.  ARUCC is an Associate Member of Universities Canada and of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). ARUCC is a regional association of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

The Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) is a professional association serving over 1600 individual members from over 150 institutions across Canada. CACUSS provides professional development, research, outreach, and supports over 15 communities of practice and networks of professionals working to support student learning and success at universities and colleges in Canada. Members work as Deans, Directors, and Vice-Presidents in student health, aboriginal student support, access programs, orientation, and campus life programming and more. CACUSS also focuses on supporting new professionals and graduate students in the field of student affairs. CACUSS is an associate member of Universities Canada, Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICAN), and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS).

Labour Disruptions in Ontario High Schools

Universities and colleges across Canada should be aware that some students and parents are concerned about the impact of labour disruptions involving Ontario high school teachers and certain school districts, and how these circumstances could affect university and college applications.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to use all resources and opportunities provided by their school principal as well as other arrangements that may be offered by school board officials, to continue their learning and complete the requirements needed for admission to the universities or colleges they have applied to.

ARUCC is carefully monitoring developments and encourages all member institutions to offer as much flexibility as possible in the application process, particularly in circumstances outside of the applicant’s control. One suggestion to the ARUCC community may be to post a notice on your institutional website with additional guidelines for applicants. Students could then be encouraged to check these websites regularly for new information, pertaining to your institution.

Member institutions can also get updates on the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) website