CAUBO’s role at the national level is to proactively articulate, capture and disseminate the national perspective on issues where influence, information, or advocacy will deliver value to members and to the sector.

In order to do this, some of the advocacy related activities that CAUBO undertakes include:

  • Monitor administrative trends across the country; synthesize and disseminate information on key issues of national relevance.
  • Proactively identify issues where CAUBO can and should effectively advocate and define its role, whether it be to lead, influence or support.
  • Develop a position of influence with institutional and external stakeholders.

Where possible, CAUBO strives to coordinate its advocacy efforts in order to support those of Universities Canada.

CAUBO’s preferred approach to advocacy is through the development of fact-based research reports. In this capacity, the following reports were developed:

Deferred Maintenance at Canadian Universities: An Update (2014)

This study provides a national estimate of deferred maintenance at Canadian universities and describes targets for annual stewardship based on both a full life cycle need and an annual investment target. It also provides several strategies for consideration by universities and by funders when considering deferred maintenance needs and management. Click here to read the report.

Indirect Costs of Research (ICR) Report (2013)

This study explores three key areas of policy and practice related to indirect costs of research—measurement of indirect costs, recovery of indirect costs and allocation of funding received. The report is available here for members.

Read a short description of some of CAUBO’s current and past advocacy initiatives.