Established in 2011, the Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities (ACCRU) brings together small- and medium-sized comprehensive universities from across Canada. ACCRU is not intended to serve as a lobbying group. Instead, ACCRU strives to be the voice to discuss the challenges and issues that smaller universities face. It is hoped that by acting as a collaborative whole, ACCRU is able to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Identify best practices to enable the most effective execution of research at ACCRU member universities;
  • Identify and encourage collaborative research initiatives amongst its members; and between its members and other research institutions, nationally and internationally;
  • Enable its members to respond to new research opportunities and developments in a coordinated and timely fashion; and,
  • Act as a voice for communications on research and scholarly activity issues important to its members with research funding agencies, policy makers, and the public at large.

ACCRU members meet annually.

Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities