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.
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.
We are a coalition of eight student associations from Canadian research-intensive universities:
- Federation of Students (Feds) – University of Waterloo
Western University’s Student Council (USC) – Western University
McMaster Student Union (MSU) – McMaster University
The Alma Mater Society (AMS) – Queen’s University
University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) – University of Toronto
The Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS-UBC) – University of British Columbia
University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) – University of Saskatchewan
University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU) – University of Manitoba
For more information about UCRU or our advocacy delegations to Ottawa, please contact UCRU Chair Antonio Brieva.