Committees

The Council is supported by the following standing committees. View the membership lists of COU’s committees below.

Affiliates
Academics
OCAV

The Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents provides leadership on matters related to educational excellence, the advancement of academic quality, and major policy issues affecting the academic operations of universities.

Administration & Finance
CSAO

The Council of Senior Administrative Officers (CSAO) provides leadership and facilitates discussion and the exchange of information on matters related to universities’ administrative policies and practices.

Institutional Planning
CUPA

The Council on University Planning and Analysis provides leadership on matters related to universities’ planning and analysis functions.

Chairs of ON Universities
CCOU

The Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities facilitates communication among Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Immediate Past Chairs of the governing bodies of Ontario universities, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of Board governance.

Faculties of Medicine
COFM

The Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine facilitates coordination and communication between the faculties of medicine of Ontario universities, and provides advice to COU on matters related to medical education and research.

Secretaries
COUS

The Council of Ontario University Secretaries acts as a communication vehicle among Secretaries of university senates and governing bodies in order to promote effective university governance.

Communications
OUPAC

The Ontario Universities’ Public Affairs Council acts as professional information network and a forum for discussion for university communication directors in Ontario

Research
OCUR

The Ontario Council on University Research provides leadership on the research interests of COU members and provides a forum for discussion on research policy.

Aging and Health
OICAH

The Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging & Health seeks to enhance the well-being of older adults in Ontario by promoting partnerships and collaboration among universities and stakeholders to improve interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, research, policy and practice related to aging.