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The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) represents the interests of BC’s research universities. RUCBC’s mandate is to identify issues facing the universities, provide system wide leadership in the development of relevant public policy and communicate on behalf of the university system. RUCBC also provides a coordinating forum for its member universities and acts as a provincial focal point for working with the Government of British Columbia and provincial or national bodies associated with universities.

RUCBC works with and on behalf of its members to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of university education in British Columbia. The Council provides a single voice on behalf of the six major universities on public policy issues including funding, research, accountability, admissions and transfer. RUCBC is funded by the member universities.

The six university presidents are the members of the Council and the Chair of RUCBC is selected from these members. Dr. Philip Steenkamp, President, Royal Roads University, is the current Chair for RUCBC. RUCBC also has three Vice-Presidents Committees (Academic, Research and Finance) as well as a number of standing committees that meet as needed (e.g., Institutional Analysis, Human Resources, etc.).

Staff of RUCBC include the President, a Vice-President, who is also the Executive Director of the University Public Sector Employers’ Association, an Executive Director of Policy & Research, and an Executive Administrative Assistant.

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