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ARUCC is a member-driven association whose mission is to help foster within the Canadian higher education sector the advancement of registrarial best practices. Accordingly, ARUCC respects the autonomy and authority of all member institutions and organizations as it pertains to their individual processes, policies, and privacy concerns. The development and curation of national best practices relies heavily on consultation, benchmarking and research. Recommendations for best practices are made available to members, whom may freely adopt these or take them into account when revising and reviewing their own business operations. Members are encouraged to conduct their own due diligence and to consult with other members when seeking to amend their practices.

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ARUCC Partners with Digitary to Build the Canadian National Network

The Association of the Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) today announced that it  has chosen the international firm, Digitary as the solution provider for the Made for Canada National Network. This initiative means the Canadian higher education community is creating the very first online platform and national credential wallet for post-secondary learners. Once fully operational, the Network will enable 3 million learners across the country to access and share their official digitized post-secondary transcripts and credentials online - anytime, anywhere.

Press Release: ARUCC Partners with Digitary to build the Canadian National Network - June 2020


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June 20-23, 2021
Sheraton on the Falls - Niagara Falls, ON

COVID-19 Update – Postponement of ARUCC Biennial Conference to 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you during these troubling times to provide news regarding our ARUCC 2020 Biennial Conference. After thoughtful deliberation and consultation, the ARUCC Executive Committee has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone our long-anticipated Conference and Biennial General Meeting to June 20 to 23, 2021, in Niagara Falls, ON.

There is a certain irony to our 2020 Conference theme, “Thriving in a Time of Disruption” and the need to postpone the Conference. The ongoing disruption pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic means that our members need adequate time and space to focus their efforts on guiding their respective institutions/ organizations through the crisis. In the interests of public health, and especially with concern for the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, presenters, staff, and colleagues, we owe it to one another to postpone this year’s event and reconvene in Niagara Falls next year.

In the interim, on behalf of our greater ARUCC family of volunteers and professionals, your Executive Committee will continue to work diligently on a number of projects, including our ARUCC National Network which is currently in the RFP stage.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued trust and support in the important work that ARUCC continues to do. We are committed to helping foster the advancement of registrarial practices in Canada. And we know that our trials and tribulations during this current situation will provide rich and valuable discussion content for Conference sessions and symposia in the years to come.

We are working on the details for 2021 and will provide ongoing updates on the Conference website as they become available. Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.

Stay safe and stay healthy. I look forward to seeing you in person a year from now in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Sincerely, and with best wishes to all,

Romesh Vadivel
President, ARUCC

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.