About The Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities

The Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) (formerly known as ADVOCAN) is a formal collective of undergraduate student unions from some of Canada’s largest research-intensive universities.
Each year, the UCRU delegation meets with Members of Parliament and policy makers at Parliament Hill in Ottawa to discuss the advocacy priorities of the 235,000-plus post-secondary students we collectively represent.
Topics of discussion for the 2017 delegation to Ottawa include how to improve policies impacting Indigenous students, the Canadian Student Loans Program, undergraduate research funding, and International Students’ paths to Permanent Resident Status.

Our Mission

To advocate to the Federal Government of Canada for an affordable, inclusive, and high-calibre undergraduate university education with opportunities for research through a coalition of student associations from U15 universities.

Our Members

We are a coalition of eight student associations from Canadian research-intensive universities:
For more information about UCRU or our advocacy delegations to Ottawa, please contact UCRU Chair Antonio Brieva.