University Advisory Council

The University Advisory Council (UAC) was launched in 2010 to foster greater collaboration and coordination among Canadian universities that are CCGHR institutional members, serving as a platform to move the global health research agenda forward nationally. Representatives from our 25+ member universities meet in person every year, they connect virtually on a quarterly basis and participate in issue-based working groups to discuss common interests, challenges and future goals.

Current activities

  • Collaborating with other CCGHR committees to organize regional Coalition Institutes focused on capacity-building and networking (in Ontario in 2016).
  • Encouraging curriculum sharing and preparing lists of courses with materials relevant to global health research that could be shared among colleagues in UAC member universities.
  • Fostering a transdisciplinary research approach to the deeply complex problems in global health and supporting the growth of such research teams.
  • Exchanging on internationalization policies and strategies, within the broader framework of “social accountability.”

UAC C0-chairs

Katrina Plamondon, University of British Columbia

Susan Elliott, University of Waterloo

Supported by Vic Neufeld, Special Advisor to the CCGHR

To learn more or get involved, please contact