The CCUBC was a member society of the Canadian Federation of Biology Societies until its closure on December 31, 2008. CCUBC is also a member of the Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR): in efforts to inform our political leaders about the importance of biology research and education to Canadians. In 2011 CCUBC became a member of The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE): The CCUBC Representative participates in PAGSE's monthly meetings and Bacon and Eggheads series:

The Bacon and Eggheads flagship series brings together Parliamentarians with experts across science and engineering, showcasing outstanding Canadian research accomplishments. Its purpose is to provide unbiased insight into topical scientific issues, within a non-partisan forum in which lobbying is not permitted. This prestigious forum represents a unique opportunity for scientists to communicate important findings to a distinguished and influential audience, which includes key decision-makers. The series is organized by PAGSE, an umbrella group of 25 + science and engineering organizations operating under the auspices of the Royal Society, and is cosponsored by NSERC.

Canadian Consortium of Research (CCR) Response to Budget - April 2015

January 28, 2014

Letter Campaign

Letter sent January 2012 to The Honourable Christian Paradis (Minister of Industry & Minister of State (Agriculture)) addressing CCUBC concerns regarding post graduate scholarship funding from NSERC. Letter in PDF - Letter as a Word document . We would urge everyone to use this letter in your advocacy for this important initiative. Hopefully it can generate further discussion and advocacy within our departments, faculties and universities. Please feel free to also forward it on to your local MPs, or better still, attempt to set up a meeting with them to discuss.

Submission to the Science and Technology Consultation,
Industry Canada From the Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs
January 2014
Pre-Budget Consultation Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (PDF)
July 2014

Tri-Council Harmonization of the Canada Graduate Scholarships: A Discussion Guide
Prepared by PAGSE

April 2013
PAGSE Annual Activity Report 2012-13
April 2013
Rapport Annuel PFST 2012-13 - En Francais
Avril 2013
PAGSE Annual Activity Report 2011-12
August 2012
PAGSE Parlimentary Briefs
August 2011

AUCC Advocacy Reports & Briefs

Budget investments in university research a “strategic choice,” says AUCC
March 2010
Building a Competitive Advantage for Canada
Pre-budget Submission to: The Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance
November 2009
Federal Government Roles and Responsibilities in Higher Education and University Research,
AUCC Submission to the Government of Canada
September 18, 2006.
The Momentum Report from the AUCC.

CCR Advocacy Reports & Briefs

CCR: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance July 2013 (PDF)
July 2013
CCR: Reponse to Budget 2012
March 2012
CCR: Submission to the 2011 Federal Budget Consultations
August 2010
CCR: Consortium Welcomes Budget Recognition of Basic Research, Stresses that More Needs to be Done.
March 2010
CCR: Research consortium calls for more fuel for the research pipeline
January 2009
CCR: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance August 2008 (PDF)
August 2008
CCR Comments on the 2008 Federal Budget (PDF)
February 2008
CCR: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance August 2007 (PDF)
August 2007
CCR: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance August 2005 (PDF)
August 2005
CCR Response to Budget 2005 (PDF)
March 2005

CCUBC Advocacy Meetings

CCUBC & CSZ 2008 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)
Novermber 4 & 5, 2008
CCUBC & CSZ 2007 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)
October 31 & November 1st, 2007
CCUBC 2006 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)
November 29 & 30, 2006
CCUBC 2005 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)
CCUBC 2004 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)
October 2004
CCUBC 2003 Advocacy Meetings Summary (PDF)

CFBS Advocacy Reprots & Briefs

A Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, Study on Canadian Science and Technology (PDF)
April 2008
CFBS Letter Sent to MPs Re. 2008 Election (PDF)
September 2008
CFBS Comments on the 2008 Federal Budget (PDF)
February 2008
CFBS Response to 2007 Budget (PDF)
March 19, 2007
Budget 2007- Research Funding - Main Estimates (PDF)
March 7, 2007
Budget 2007- Current Perspective (PDF)
February 20, 2007
Government's Economic and Fiscal Update (PDF)
November 23, 2006
Government's Economic and Fiscal Update - What to Expect (PDF)
November 16, 2006
The new Governments' review of science policy and research investment (PDF)
September 2006
Sustaining A Renewable Resource
Septemer 28, 2006
Contacting Your MP (PDF)
July 2006
CFBS Response to 2006 Budget (PDF)
May 2006
Value from Investing in a Creative Environment (PDF)
September 16, 2005
CFBS Response to 2005 Budget (PDF)
March 2005
Sustaining and Expanding Innovation (PDF)
September 2004
Access to Post Secondary & Graduate Education (PDF)
September 2003
Capacity for Innovation, Recommendations / Solutions (PDF)
August 2002
Mining for Gold: Building a Future (PDF)
Spring 2001
Creating A Research Environment (PDF)
Fall 2000


Updated: July 18, 2014