Canadian Affiliates

Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI)

BCI is a permanent forum for dialogue and the exchange of ideas where administrators can share their experiences in order to improve the overall efficiency of Quebec’s higher education system. To encourage discussion and give solid support to the exchanges that take place between its members, BCI conducts research on a variety of topics on a routine basis.

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

The AUF is a worldwide higher education and research association, and has been ’s operating agency for higher education and research since 1989. It aims to establish a French-language international academic community that produces and transmits knowledge, and operates from its head office and central services located in Montreal and Paris. It has 739 member institutions in 94 countries.

Universities Canada

Founded in 1911, Universities Canada represents 95 Canadian institutions, and strives to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education through communication and cooperation between universities, governments and the private sector.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

An organization unique in Canada, the Canadian Bureau for International Education promotes the interest of the 'international learner', both foreign nationals studying in the country and Canadian students studying abroad.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

​WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

The Institute has a unique mandate as it operates broadly speaking in two major directions: firstly, as a financial support system for academic and research programs in terms of different fellowships by both the governments; and secondly, as a bi-national network of leading academic institutions, as knowledge partners in generating linkages and collaborations that transcend the traditional system of cooperation.

International Affiliates

Association of American Universities (AAU)

The Association of American Universities is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian preeminent public and private research universities.  Founded in 1900, the AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

This U.N. initiative brings together postsecondary institutions from around the world, under the banner of ten guiding principles including literacy, sustainability and human rights.

Association of Commonwealth Universities

Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities represents more than 480 universities from over 50 countries across the Commonwealth of Nations.

Global University Leaders Forum (GULF)

Created by the World Economic Forum in 2006, the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) is a community of the presidents of the top 25 universities in the world, offering them a non-competitive platform for high-level dialogue on higher education and research.

U15 | Group of Canadian Research Universities

The U15 works as a collective to advance university research as a key driver of the social, intellectual and economic innovations that will maintain a thriving society and best position Canada to lead on the world stage.

Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE)

​The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education's objective is to encourage higher education institutions and affiliated partner organizations from both North and South America to participate in a common collaborative space that promotes dialogue, reflection, and action regarding the current reality of higher education and its future potential.

Academics Without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ mission is to help developing countries improve their universities so that they can train their own experts and conduct research to assist in their countries’ development. Academics Without Borders’ projects are involved in the full range of university activities from expanding and improving existing institutions and programs to helping create new ones.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD forumThe OECD Forum was created in 2000 to discuss the key economic and social challenges on the international agenda. It is an important part of the annual OECD Week that also features the OECD main Ministerial meeting, and seminars linked to key international fora (G20). This 2-day public engagement event gathers high-level government representatives, CEOs, leaders from civil society and trade unions as well as prominent members of academia and media.

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