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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Issue 5 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 5, 2010
(11)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 4:16 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Champagne, P.C., Cordy, Eaton, Hubley, Keon, Martin, Merchant, Ogilvie, Peterson and Seidman (10).

In attendance: Daniel Thompson, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 18, 2010, the committee continued its study on accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Association of Canadian Community Colleges:

Terry Anne Boyles, Vice-President, Public Affairs.

Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne:

Kenneth McRoberts, President;

Christophe Kervégant-Tanguy, Director General.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:

Paul Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Mr. McRoberts, Ms. Boyles, and Mr. Davidson each made a statement and, together with Mr. Kervégant-Tanguy, answered questions.

At 6:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 6, 2010
(12)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology met this day at 10:30 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Champagne, P.C., Cordy, Eaton, Hubley, Keon, Martin, Merchant, Ogilvie and Seidman (9).

In attendance: Daniel Thompson, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, March 18, 2010, the committee continued its study on accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies:

Douglas Peers, President.

Canadian Association of University Teachers:

James Turk, Executive Director.

Conseil national des cycles supérieurs de la Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec:

Olivier Beaulieu-Mathurin, President.

National Graduate Caucus:

Andrea Balon, National Executive Representative.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Mr. Peers, Mr. Turk, Mr. Beaulieu-Mathurin and Ms. Balon each made a statement and, together, answered questions.

At 12:24 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Jessica Richardson

Clerk of the Committee