December 2023

Happy Holidays from CAUBO!

The entire CAUBO team extends its best wishes to you, our members, for a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a very happy new year!
We look forward to connecting with you again in 2024.

CAUBO 2023–2028 Strategic Plan

In September, we launched CAUBO’s 2023–2028 Strategic Plan. Our ultimate goal for the next five years is to continue to strengthen the capacity of leaders in the sector by connecting them with peers and information, enabling them to pursue opportunities and create solutions for shared issues. The intent is to innovate and build on our prior achievements while improving our responsiveness in helping members navigate increasingly complex challenges and opportunities.

We remain committed to an issue-based, member-driven approach to all that we do, which means that you, our members, will continue to be an essential part of CAUBO’s work. By sharing data, feedback, successes, and lessons learned with us and your peers, you contribute to the production of highly tailored reports and events and help us stay agile, so we may direct our resources where they are most needed.

We look forward to continuing to connect with all of you as we move CAUBO forward into the future once more, with the strength of this plan as our foundation.

New Analytical Reports and Resources for Members

We are pleased to share several new resources with our members, some of which are the result of months of work by our team and volunteers.

Measuring Emissions from University Investment Holdings

In 2022, CAUBO issued the Common Measurement Approach and Tool for Scope 3 GHG Emissions report. The Scope 3 report outlined a recommended approach that could be adopted by post-secondary institutions to support consistent and transparent measurement of Scope 3 emissions across the sector. Emissions related to investment holdings are included in the 15 Scope 3 categories and can account for a material proportion of an institution’s Scope 3 emissions. However, the measurement and reporting of these emissions was not addressed in the Scope 3 guidance report, as it required specialized expertise.

We are pleased to announce that a report that provides an overview of how post-secondary institutions can measure the GHG emissions of their investment portfolios is now available for institutional members. The report outlines current best practices for carbon measurement of investment holdings, as well as the limitations that exist.

Data Insights Series Updates

CAUBO’s Data Insights series highlights key financial trends in the university sector. The insights provide concise, fact-based analysis of some of the sector’s most pressing risks and challenges. The first two entries in the series address changing patterns in spendable income and general operating expenditures. The third entry in the Data Insights series, highlights key considerations in order to properly assess university finances and provides context for the impact of the pandemic on university financial data.

All three entries have now been updated to reflect the most recent available data (2021–2022). The updated entries in the series are available for institutional members here.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

CAUBO offers topical webinars on trends and issues affecting higher education administrators. Many of these webinars, as well as some annual conference presentations, are available to institutional members on-demand. Catch up on what you missed by visiting the CAUBO website under Learning and Events.

New On-Demand Webinars 

Recent additions to our webinar library include: 

Upcoming Online Courses 

University Culture and Governance (UCG) Online Course
Watch for registration and agenda details sent to your email and posted on the CAUBO website!

Fundamentals of the Research Enterprise (FORE) Online Course
Click here to add your name to the online course waiting list now. Please be sure to include your full name, title, institution, and contact information. You will receive an email offering you priority registration for the next offering of your preferred course(s).


CAUBO is hard at work creating the programming for our Annual Conference, taking place in stylish and cosmopolitan Montreal from June 3–5, 2024! Mark these dates in your calendar now and look forward to connecting face to face with friends and colleagues from across Canada at CAUBO 2024! Get ready for three days of enriching sessions and plenty of networking opportunities with higher education administration experts and industry partners.

The CAUBO 2024 website is now live with information about the conference location, accommodations, and transportation options. You can book your room now at the host hotel, Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.

The full conference program and registration will go live on the website in February 2024, so check back for more information about sessions, speakers, social events, and to register.

Search the CAUBO Hotel Program preferred rates

As a CAUBO institutional member, you have access to preferential pricing for travel and accommodations. For more information, please visit the Member Discounts section on the CAUBO website. The CAUBO Hotel Program has been updated and the 2024–2025 rates are now available for members here.