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What We Do

The Government Relations Office (GRO) is housed within the External Relations (ER) department. We support the University‘s commitment to cultivating strong, long-term relationships with all levels of government in order to advance the university’s mission and mandate.

What we do:

  • Monitor government activities at federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels.
  • Communicate government activities (e.g. budgets, policies, regulations and bills) affecting the university community.
  • Advocate the university’s position and perspective with government officials.
  • Maintain a directory of key government contacts.
  • Assist with inviting dignitaries to campus.
  • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal lobbying regulations.
  • Facilitate connections between university personnel and government officials on specific issues.

What you can do to help us:

  • Provide the GRO with a copy of all major proposals or submissions to government to ensure that these are recorded for tracking and reporting purposes. 
  • Notify us of any lobbying activity.
  • Notify us of any meetings, correspondance, events and other activities involving government politicians, staff and bureaucrats

Please contact us and let us know how we can be of assistance.

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