Key External Stakeholders: Groups and Associations

AuthorCheryl Foy
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Key External Stakeholders:
Groups and Associations
e university ecosystem is complex. e purpose of this chapter is to give
the board member a sense of the type and nature of other groups and organ-
izations within this ecosystem. ese entities have been described as “a vital
piece of the post-secondary governance structure.” Because there are too
many organizations to enumerate individually, they have been grouped
and described in the following categories of associations: () academic, ()
faculty, ()administrative, () student, () athletic.
1) Academic Associations
is is a broad category that includes Universities Canada (described
below) and many others. As one example, you will hear reference to a
group of fteen Canadian research universities calling itself simply the
“U.” is group describes itself as “a collective of some of Canada’s most
1 David Young & Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier, “Governance and Administration of Postsec-
ondary Education Associations: A Vital Piece of the Postsecondary Governance Structure”
in Theresa Shanahan, Michelle Nilson & Li-Jeen Broshko, Handbook of Canadian Higher
Education Law (Kingston: School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 2015) at 113.
2 For a longer description of these groups, see ibid.

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