Council of University Executives
The Council of University Executives (formerly the Quality Network for Universities) offers university executives from across the country both virtual and in-person opportunities to convene, build relationships, and discuss and debate key issues and topics in Canadian higher education.
It provides a venue for senior leaders to network with peers and exchange ideas about strategic university leadership, research and innovation, and international partnership development.
Who Should Join?
University leaders who are committed to excellence, innovation, and change. Current members include university provosts, vice-presidents, and other executive-level leaders interested in meeting and spending time with colleagues who are keen to expand their national and global networks, build partnerships, and enhance the reputation and overall effectiveness of their institutions.
- Learn from cross-sectoral experts and thought leaders about top-of-mind challenges and solutions in the Canadian academy.
- Engage, collaborate, and debate with peers from across the country in a confidential, closed-door setting.
- Explore diverse ideas and shape discussions that lead to active change.
Benefits of Membership
|Attend virtual events tailored to member interests featuring thought leaders in the field, as well as domestic meetings and week-long experiential study tours focused on exploring academia across the globe.||Build new domestic and international partnerships, engage in candid discussions about common challenges, and draw on cross-sectoral research and best practices to develop new strategies on mission-critical topics.||Discuss and debate the implications of national and international trends and meet with policy-makers and leading thinkers shaping the public policy framework that influences universities’ choices.|
For more information about the Council of University Executives or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET; after hours, please send an e-mail.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
McMaster University – Education Services Faculty of Health Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Saint Mary’s University
Toronto Metropolitan University
University of Calgary
This section is currently underdevelopment. In the meantime, please visit this page to access all members-only content.
If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.
Breaking the Culture of Silence: Fighting Sexual Violence & Misconduct in Canadian Universities
November 3, 2022 • Dinner Meeting • Toronto
Winter 2023 • Two-Day Virtual Event
May 2023 • Three-Day International Study Tour • Barcelona, Spain
Returning to campus: Approaches to Sustainability and Growth
May 9–11, 2022 • Virtual Experiential Study Tour
Economic priorities in the Canadian academy
February 17, 2022
Cynthia Leach, Senior Director, Economic Thought Leadership, Royal Bank of Canada
Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
Brett House, Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Dwight Duncan, Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP
Internationalization, fighting systemic racism, and indigenization in the academy
November 3–4, 2021
Dr. Elena Neiterman, University of Waterloo
Senator Ratna Omidvar
Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University
Colin Lumsden, VP of Partner Relations, ApplyBoard
Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Vice President, Equity, People, and Culture, York University
The Honourable Murray Sinclair, LLB, MSc, IPC, Queen’s Chancellor