New CAUBO service for members – request your institution-specific financial landscape

Canadian universities continue to navigate an era of unprecedented change. They are experiencing significant shifts in their funding models due to declining government grants and increasing reliance on tuition and alternative revenue sources.  Concurrently, expenditure patterns have been altered due to changing societal expectations of the role of universities and the services that they should … Continue reading “New CAUBO service for members – request your institution-specific financial landscape”

Update on the CAUBO 2022 Annual Conference

Given the continuing concerns and uncertainty caused by the ongoing pandemic, and after meeting with our Conference Advisory Group, we have decided to delay some of our planning activities for CAUBO 2022. We are still hoping to deliver an in-person conference that follows CAUBO’s typical format and schedule next June in Edmonton. However, we plan … Continue reading “Update on the CAUBO 2022 Annual Conference”

CAUBO Employee Benefits Initiative

CAUBO, through the National Benefits Steering Committee, has been looking at ways to help member institutions manage the rising benefits costs and risks by forming a consortium of members working with common providers. Proposals have been received from Manulife and Green Shield Canada that have the potential to provide cost efficiencies to participating member institutions … Continue reading “CAUBO Employee Benefits Initiative”

CAUBO’s 2022 Annual Conference Call for Content Proposals is now open!

Proposals accepted now through Wednesday, October 20, 2021 CAUBO builds the capacity of leaders in the higher education sector by connecting them with peers and information enabling insights into effective practices, and new and different perspectives. Share your expertise, experience and efforts to strive towards excellence with your peers in this in-person event! CAUBO is … Continue reading “CAUBO’s 2022 Annual Conference Call for Content Proposals is now open!”

New Ancillary Benchmark Reports Now Available – Housing and Food Services

Results from the Housing and Food Services Surveys have been compiled and a high-level report providing the results of each survey is now available for institutional members here. In many ways, the data contained in this report can be viewed as providing the pre-COVID perspective, while future iterations of the survey will serve to highlight … Continue reading “New Ancillary Benchmark Reports Now Available – Housing and Food Services”

CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) Update

The CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) will introduce a requirement for universities to post a security (bond) to cover all duties, taxes and penalties for university shipments so goods can be released prior to payment. Updated information regarding this project, requirements and timelines can be found here.  We will keep you updated as new … Continue reading “CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) Update”

Two additional technical tax notes have been added to the tax note series

The two new notes are about GST/HST and QST Employer and Pension Plan Responsibilities and Other International Tax Issues (expanding on the U.S. income tax reporting obligations and more). CAUBO’s technical tax series now includes a total of 14 interpretive notes that provide information and guidance on key university-specific issues in the areas of income … Continue reading “Two additional technical tax notes have been added to the tax note series”

Data Insights series – Changing Patterns in University Revenues and General Operating Expenditures

CAUBO has developed this Data Insights series to highlight key financial trends in the university sector. The factsheets aim to provide a concise, yet fact-based analysis of some of the sector’s most pressing risks and challenges. The first two factsheets in the series address the rapidly changing patterns in spendable income and general operating expenditures … Continue reading “Data Insights series – Changing Patterns in University Revenues and General Operating Expenditures”