Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is an organisation that represents Canada's colleges and universities.

Formed in 1911, it represents 95 public and private not-for-profit Canadian Universities and University Colleges in Canada. It provides member services in public policy and advocacy, communications, research and information-sharing, and scholarships and international programs.

Membership in AUCC along with a provincial charter to grant degrees is used as de facto accreditation in Canada. The association produces a number of publications, such as University Affairs magazine, Trends in Higher Education, UniWorld magazine, and the Directory of Canadian Universities. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's Arms, Supporters and Badge were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on May 10, 2004.

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