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>> WHAT IS CANPESC?
CANPESC is an open, permanent group within PESC that serves as a clearinghouse for discussion and new ideas, a coordinator to help support electronic initiatives with several liaison roles established, and as a unifier in the mission toward digitalization.
>> HOW DID CANPESC START?
CANPESC officially launched as a User Group at the Fall 2011 Data Summit in San Francisco to formally and permanently institutionalize the Canadian voice within PESC. The role and influence of Canada has been a major part of PESC since its founding. Canadian representatives have served on the Board of Directors, received Distinguished Service Awards, chaired groups and committees, won Best Practices Competitions, and PESC has held Summits in Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver. The first deliverable of the Canadian PESC User Group was to introduce PESC at the ARUCC Conference June 2012 in Ottawa.
>> WHO IS INVOLVED WITH CANPESC?
CANPESC includes participation throughout almost every province and territory in Canada. All of the major application centres, leading universities and colleges, and service providers and vendors are active in the User Group.
>> WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CANPESC?
CANPESC focuses on interoperability, enhanced service and delivery, reduced cost, and improved data quality. CanPESC ensures these benefits for Canada’s students and institutions by raising awareness of the importance of standardization and interoperability.
>> HOW IS CANPESC GOVERNED?
CANPESC is a permanent group within PESC, ultimately governed by the PESC Board of Directors. CANPESC encourages active participation and diverse membership across Canada. It is semi-autonomous, reporting directly to the PESC Board of Director and is responsible for its overall activities, communications, meetings, and outreach. CANPESC Co-Chairs are from PESC Member organizations and appointed by the PESC Board of Directors.
>> THE CURRENT STATUS OF CANPESC?
CANPESC is participating and cooperating in several initiatives:
1) Continuation of the work started by the ARUCC Groningen and Student Mobility Task Force formed in 2014 to focus on advancing student mobility through data exchange.
2) Serving as advisors and Working Group members on the ARUCC-PCCAT Transcript and Transfer Guide launched in early 2016.
3) Conducting and analyzing national surveys of postsecondary institutions, application centres, and provincial ministries of education and advanced education.
4) Supporting PESC's 20th Year Anniversary at Fall 2017 Data Summit in Toronto and serving on the Summit Program Committee.
>> HOW MUCH DOES CANPESC COST?
CANPESC is an open, transparent and collaborative committee seeking broad participation and is therefore open to all Canadian stakeholders free of charge.
>> HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH CANPESC?
CANPESC User Group meetings are open to higher education stakeholders and those with stakeholder interests in Canadian education. Join the User Group calls held every month on the 2nd Thursdays at 12 noon EDT.
is an open, collaborative group
of Canadian Stakeholders that ensures
PESC's Mission and all PESC deliverables, including the development and release of
PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, support and incorporate the needs and interests of
Canadian students, institutions and
Unlock the Mobility of Education Data with PESC Approved Standards
The Canadian PESC User Group
(CanPESC) is the authoritative group within PESC to represent
As a User Group,
operates as an open, tranparent and permanent committee within PESC. Participation in User Group meetings
is encouraged and open to representatives
of PESC Member organizations and representatives of stakeholders
with Canadian interests.
Leisa Wellsman, Manager, Applicant Services, Ontario Universities' Application Centre
Cathy van Soest, Manager, EducationPlannerBC
Monthly - 2nd Thursdays 12 noon EST
CANPESC USER GROUP
Council of Ministers of Education
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nova Scotia Council on
Admission & Transfer
Ontario College Application Service
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
Royal Roads University
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
SRB Education Solutions Inc.
Trevlac Computer Services
Université de Moncton
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
Wilfrid Laurier University
Coordinating communications and sharing ideas across provinces and territories
Actively encouraging and supporting interprovincial partnerships
Ensuring that PESC APPROVED STANDARDS represent Canadian interests and usage
Promoting PESC APPROVED STANDARDS and student mobility nationally in order to achieve global interoperability
Participating in other PESC User Groups to remain informed of ongoing initiatives and how they affect Canadian interests
Ensuring a direct Canadian voice and
solid representation in global initiatives
as a result of its relationships
with PESC and ARUCC,
both Signatories to the
Groningen Declaration Network