ARUCC Projects

From time to time, ARUCC receives the mandate from membership to resource and steward important national projects to further advance our industry in the work that we do. The following are a list of some of these important initiatives:

  • ARUCC Groningen & Student Mobility Project - advancing national and international student mobility through trusted electronic data exchange. The primary goal of the initiative includes enhancing Canada-wide data exchange capacity by creating a national network that supports post-secondary institutions and students.

  • Calendar Project - developed as a resource for ARUCC members involved in the production of academic calendars for their respective institutions. It provides information on what other institutions are doing on a number of identified issues and contact information for colleagues who may wish to network with others dealing with similar concerns.

  • Transcript & Transfer Guide - a national, online resource for Canadian registrarial and pathway practitioners and policy developers. It contains standards, definitions, and additional resources for close to 500 transcript and transfer credit terms in an online, searchable format. This resource is intended to encourage best practice and enhance student mobility and data portability.

ARUCC Honoured with PESC 20th Anniversary Distinguished Service Award

Washington, D.C. The Board of Directors of PESC is pleased to recognize the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) as recipient of PESC’s 20th Year Anniversary Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award, which serves as PESC’s opportunity to say thank you for being a champion and leader of student mobility and for making a positive impact on education, will be presented at the opening session of PESC’s Fall 2017 Data Summit in Toronto 25th – 27th October 2017.

 "ARUCC represents 180 Canadian universities, colleges and institutes and over 800 individual members. Our work impacts the entire academic enterprise and supports each student throughout his or her academic journey,” states Charmaine Hack, University Registrar at Ryerson University and ARUCC President.  “Receiving the 2017 PESC Distinguished Service Award is a tremendous honour and reinforces ARUCC’s decision to lead the Canadian discussion with regard to student and data mobility and exchange,” she adds.

Additional Resources

Regional Associations
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British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) –
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Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) - Central Canada
Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) –
New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT) -
Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPEC) –

History of the ARUCC Research Working Group

The ARUCC Research Working Group emerged in response to a need for greater engagement in current and potentially new research projects of interest to the membership that are in keeping with ARUCC’s mandate. A report was created and circulated to the members in the spring of 2012. The intention of this document was to engage the national registrarial community and capture their interest in enhancing the research thrust within ARUCC.

Initial Results

An earlier committee chaired by Dr. Kate Ross developed the proposal and suggested terms and structure for an ARUCC Research Working Group. Further, this team supported conference organizers by developing a track of research-oriented sessions at the ARUCC 2012 conference. One of these sessions presented the Research Working Group inaugural report and focused on garnering advice and support for moving forward. Additional suggestions from those that attended the session included:

  • Creating a section of the ARUCC web site devoted to publishing the thesis work of registrarial members who are pursuing research projects and graduate level work.
  • Creating an online resource of research studies including providing links to existing research compendiums relevant to registrarial interests.
  • Supporting research efforts of ARUCC as they arise.

The session included 15 members from across Canada who signaled the importance of such a committee. As such, the ARUCC executive, at its June 2012 meeting, approved the creation of the Working Group as a non-voting, volunteer Working Group.

Work to Date

The recent and current work of the committee includes:

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Where Evidence Meets Action

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The ARUCC Research Working Group is a volunteer committee that supports, showcases, and conducts research with the goal of contributing to our profession. We also review and provide advice to the national association regarding research requests presented to ARUCC. In short, we are a group of colleagues who are intent on encouraging thoughtful, evidence-based research to support advances in Canadian enrolment services.

Interested in helping out? Contact our chair, Kate Ross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Publishing Opportunity

Keen to publish a new white paper or research study

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How To Guide for Writing Research Studies and White Papers

If you are writing a research study or white paper, Ray Darling, Registrar at the University of Guelph, provided some helpful tips in his presentation for the Ontario University Registrars' Association (OURA) conference.

Recent Efforts

Wondering who we are?

  • Kate Ross, Associate VP and Registrar, University of British Columbia - Chair
  • Ray Darling, Registrar, University of Guelph – Vice Chair & Ontario Representative
  • Alice Miller, Registrar, University of Windsor - ARUCC Executive Representative
  • Kyle Vuorinen, Associate Registrar, Douglas College – Western Representative
  • Joanne Duklas, ARUCC Honourary Member – Member-at-large
  • Mike V. Sekulic, University Registrar, MacEwan University – Member-at-large

Current Vacancies

  • Eastern representative
  • Québec representative