Policy issues

The most important role Canadian universities play in society is to foster open, honest, and substantive debates of ideas. These ideas express themselves in many forms, particularly in public policies. Our students, graduates, researchers and innovators are finding solutions to the challenges facing Canada and the world.

More than one million students will graduate from our universities between now and 2017 – Canada’s 150th anniversary. Canada’s universities are focused on equipping these graduates with a globally competitive university experience that will allow them to tap their fullest potential.

Among a host of policy issues, Canadian universities are working to improve the undergraduate education experience, research and innovation, global connections, accessible education for Aboriginals, and a modernized legislative framework for digital access to copyright material.