Academics without Borders

Academics without Borders is a Canadian, bi-lingual, non-governmental organization incorporated in March 2007 with charity status in 2008. AWB mission is to support developing countries in building capacity in higher education. AWB fosters this goal by sending as volunteers working and retired professionals and academics, including faculty, staff, and administrators, on projects in the developing world to assist in building and improving tertiary education there.


American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. With a history of more than 100 years, its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records and academic services, admissions and recruitment, enrollment management, international credential evaluation, administrative information technology, and student services. AACRAO represents institutions in every part of the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges.



Association of University Administrators (AUA)

The AUA – based in the UK - is the professional association for higher education administrators and managers. Our vision is to develop and serve the talent and ambition of higher education professionals to assist the advancement of the sector.

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Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

CACUSS is a professional bilingual association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services. Since 1973, CACUSS has provided professional development services and programs for members in all the Canadian provinces. Cross-divisional interest groups called communities of practice and networks were formed by members in 2015 based on their professional needs, focusing on areas such as student health and wellness, first-year students, new professionals, and leadership education.



Canadian Post-secondary Electronic Standards Council User Group (CanPESC)

CanPESC is an open, collaborative permanent group of volunteer stakeholders within PESC that serves as a clearinghouse for discussion and new ideas, a coordinator to help support electronic initiatives with several liaison roles established, and as a unifier in the mission toward digitalization of educational records.

CanPESC focuses on interoperability, enhanced service and delivery, reduced cost, and improved data quality using PESC standards.  CanPESC communicates these benefits for Canada’s students, institutions and Canadian-based educational stakeholders by raising awareness of the importance of standardization and interoperability.
CanPESC has participation throughout almost every province and territory in Canada from provincial application centres, leading universities and colleges, and service providers.



Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO)

CUCCIO is Canada’s community of information technology leaders in higher education, working together to help Canadian universities excel through the innovative and effective use of IT. Incorporated in 2006, CUCCIO is the result of almost 40 years of information-sharing, collaboration, knowledge creation and advocacy among provincial and regional associations of IT leaders in post-secondary education. Today, CUCCIO is a non-profit, member-funded corporation representing more than 60 universities Canada-wide, who collectively serve over 90% of Canada’s university students.



Groningen Declaration Network (GDN)

The Groningen Declaration seeks common ground in best serving the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem. We further Life Long Learning  and Human Capital Mobility by promoting the Life Long Learning Passport. Citizens worldwide should be able to consult and share their authentic educational data with whomever they want, whenever they want, wherever they are.



Ontario University Registrars' Association (OURA)

OURA is an association of Ontario university registrars, admissions, records, computer systems, recruitment, financial assistance, scholarships, awards, graduate studies and other university personnel involved in registrarial work. The association was formed in 1964.

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Pan-Canadian Council on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT)

The purpose of the Consortium is to facilitate the implementation of policies and practices that support student mobility both within and among Provinces and Territories and granting of transfer credit in order to improve access to post-secondary education in Canada.



Universities Canada

Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, advancing higher education, research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice since 1911. Universities Canada, formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

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Western Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (WARUCC)

Our mission is to support registrars and related student service professionals dedicated to student success. As an active, vibrant association, we are committed to providing:

  • The opportunity for benchmarking, problem-solving and professional engagement.
  • A forum for exchanging of information on matters of mutual concern.
  • Leadership for the generation of ideas and the administration of professional development among its members.
  • A continuing review of the functions performed by the registrar and related student service professionals and the impact occasioned by technology and organization structures.

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