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LETTERS: Nunavut April 20, 2017 - 10:00 am

Universities Canada doesn’t do accreditation

“The association represents 96 universities across Canada”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

I wish to correct an error in your recent story “Politics, power, money real culprits behind nixing Arctic university” (March 27, 2017.) Universities Canada does not set “criteria for the foundation and operation of universities in the country,” as the story states.
 
In Canada, degree-granting powers come from government. This means that individual provinces and territories decide which institutions can grant degrees and call themselves universities.
 
Universities Canada is not an accrediting agency, but rather a voluntary membership organization. The association represents 96 universities across Canada.

Philip Landon
Vice President Governance and Programs
Universities Canada

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(3) Comments:

#1. Posted by De ja vu on April 20, 2017

I’m sure I’ve read a letter just like this, on this page, no so long ago.

#2. Posted by Qajaaq on April 20, 2017

hmmm, so this is something that was maybe incorrectly or inaccurately attributed by the Department of Education?  Surely they don’t intentionally skew the facts to suit their agenda?

#3. Posted by De ja vu on April 20, 2017

#2 No actually, it has nothing to do with that.

I’m thinking it came from the recent visit by his intellectual holiness JR Saul, and the facile and way overpaid analysis he burped up with regards to a University in Nunavut.

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