Council of University Executives
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About This Network
The Council of University Executives offers participating universities a unique forum for exploring important issues in higher education—unique because it brings together provosts and vice-presidents, vice provosts and associate vice-presidents, with their peers at universities across Canada and internationally as well as leaders from other sectors to network, discuss ideas, and gain new perspectives on the issues they face.
Through the Council, participants can:
- Network informally and engage in candid discussion about common challenges with colleagues and leaders from various sectors.
- Identify new partnerships, both within Canada and abroad, as well as new strategies around topics critical to the university mission, drawing on research and best practices from across sectors.
- Discuss and debate the implications of national and international trends, meeting with policy makers and leading thinkers shaping the public policy framework influencing universities’ choices
- Access the expertise of The Conference Board of Canada in support of internal initiatives.
Who Should Join
Universities committed to innovation and change. Our members are interested in meeting and spending time with colleagues who are keen to expand the national and global networks, partnerships, reputations, and overall effectiveness of their home institutions.
- A week-long international experiential study tour;
- A 2-day meeting on a North American university campus, usually hosted by a member;
- Complimentary access + member dinner to the Conference Board’s annual skills and education event;
- Related services: access to Conference Board research and convening expertise as well as agenda development; partnership and collaboration opportunities; knowledge mobilization and communications capacity.
Recent Topics and Themes
- The Future of the University: Demographic Change, Technological Change, and Future Skills.
- Innovation Study Tours to Switzerland, Sweden and Finland, and San Francisco and the Bay Area.
- Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Canadian PSE
Annual fee: $8,995
(April 2018, The Conference Board of Canada)
In 2017, university and business leaders met to discuss gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary education and the private sector in Canada. This report explores insights and recommendations shared at that meeting.
(March 2018, The Conference Board of Canada)
This report offers insights into how partnerships and communities of practice can improve the connection between K–12 and PSE educators in the arts, humanities, and social sciences—to the benefit of educational institutions, educators, and students.
(February 2018, The Conference Board of Canada)
The “barista with a BA” trope dominates popular discussion about graduates of social sciences and humanities post-secondary programs. This report examines post-secondary education’s role in improving the transition to employment for these graduates.
Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education