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.

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 ten student associations from Canadian research-intensive universities:
For more information about UCRU or our advocacy delegations to Ottawa, please contact UCRU Chair Denver Della-Vedova.