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Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests

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CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP

CANPESC

AS A USER GROUP

CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP

CANPESC

operates as an open, transparent,

collaborative and permanent committee

of volunteers within PESC.

 

Participation in User Group meetings is 

encouraged and open to representatives

of PESC Member organizations

and representatives of stakeholders

with Canadian interests. 


 CO-CHAIRS


Cathy van Soest

Manager

EducationPlannerBC Transcript Services


Doug Holmes

Acting Manager, eTranscripts

Ontario Universities' Application Centre

(OUAC)



MEETING SCHEDULE

Monthly - 2nd Thursdays 12 noon EST


LIST

CA_USERGROUP@lists.PESC.org


USER GROUP


Organizations Participating:


Alberta Post-Secondary

Application System
Brandon University

Camosun College
Campus Manitoba
Canadore College
Conestoga College
Council of Ministers of Education
Dalhousie University

Digitary
EducationPlannerBC
Ellucian
Maplewood Computing
McGill University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nova Scotia Council on

Admission & Transfer
Ontario College Application Services
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre

Parchment
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
WES

Wilfrid Laurier University
York University



PESC & CANADA


The Canadian presence and influence within PESC has existed since the very formation of PESC.  As Canadian students cross provincial and international borders to attain their education, the need for institutions, software providers and systems vendors that support Canadian and international markets to ensure mobility and interoperability has never been greater.


The formation of the Canadian PESC User Group (CanPESC) in 2011 solidified the importance of Canada’s role within PESC and drew together many Canadians from across the country to work towards a common goal. Its main mission is twofold:


To encourage participation in PESC workgroups

developing PESC APPROVED STANDARDS


To promote and educate Canadian stakeholders on the

importance of data standards and interoperability,

thereby avoiding duplication of efforts,

costs and of data standards.


As the voice and official committee representing Canadian interests, CanPESC also serves in a liaison role. It coordinates and communicates its efforts across all provinces and territories, and works closely with Canadian organizations such as the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC).



THE CANADIAN INFLUENCE AND HISTORY WITHIN PESC


In 1999 for PESC’s 1st Annual Best Practices Competition, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) was awarded 1st PLACE for its submission, “Ontario Universities Electronic Transcript System (OUETS): A Model of an Electronic Standardization Initiative."


In 2007, for PESC’s 10th Year Anniversary, the PESC Fall 2007 Data Summit was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal.


In 2011, at the PESC Fall 2011 Data Summit held October 26, 2011 in San Francisco, PESC launched the Canadian PESC User Group.

In 2012, for PESC’s 14th Annual Best Practices Competition, the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) was awarded 1st PLACE for its submission, “OCAS XML Transcript Initiative.”


In 2012, for PESC’s 15th Year Anniversary Year, the PESC Fall 2012 Data Summit was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.


From 2013-2015, OCAS' William McKee served on the PESC Board of Directors,


In 2013, through establishment of CanPESC, PESC entered into a formal MOU with ARUCC, allowing ARUCC and PESC to attend each other’s events without charge, thereby fostering a closer working relationship. 


In 2013and 2016, OUAC's Doug Holmes and OUAC's Leisa Wellsman, respectively, were recognized with PESC’s Distinguished Service Award.


In 2017, for PESC's 20th Year Anniversary, the PESC Fall 2017 Data Summit was held at the Radisson Waterfront Hotel in Toronto.


In 2018, at the PESC Fall 2018 Data Summit in San Francisco, Charmaine Hack, ARUCC Past-President and Chair of the ARUCC-GDN Student Mobility Project, served as Keynote Speaker.











CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP

​​​​​​​Benefits of

CANPESC



CANPESC

​Coordinates communications,

shares ideas & serves as an

information clearinghouse

across provinces & territories



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CANPESC

Actively encourages &

supports interprovincial

collaboration & partnerships



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CANPESC

Ensures

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

represent Canadian interests

& usage



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CANPESC

Promotes

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

& student mobility nationally

in order to achieve

global interoperability



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CANPESC

Participates in other

PESC Groups to remain 

informed of ongoing initiatives 

& how they affect 

Canadian interests



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CANPESC

 Ensures 

a direct Canadian voice 

& solid representation in 

global initiatives as a result

of relationships with

PESC & ARUCC,

both Signatories to the 

Groningen Declaration

Network 



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CANPESC

Promotes preserves

the concept of "one standard"

the primary principal for

true global interoperability






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Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests
Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests
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Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests
Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests
CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP
CANPESC


>>  WHAT IS CANPESC?


CanPESC is an open, collaborative permanent group of volunteer stakeholders 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 of educational records.


CanPESC focuses on interoperability, enhanced service and delivery, reduced cost, and improved data quality using PESC standards.  CanPESC communicates these benefits for Canada’s students, institutions and Canadian-based educational stakeholders by raising awareness of the importance of standardization and interoperability.


CanPESC has participation throughout almost every province and territory in Canada from provincial application centres, leading universities and colleges, and service providers.. 



>>  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 & 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.


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>>  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 EST.


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Canadian PESC User Group | The Authoritative Group within PESC to Represent Canadian Interests

​CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP

​ACTIVATING INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS CANADA


CanPESC Meeting at OUAC | Nov 16-17, 2019

​Thank You OUAC!

CANADIAN PESC USER GROUP

CANPESC

is the authoritative group

within PESC to represent

Canadian interests.

CANDIAN PESC USER GROUP

CANPESC

is an open, collaborative group

of volunteer stakeholders ensuring 

PESC's Mission, PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, 

Technology & Services support and

incorporate the needs and interests of 

Canadian students, institutions

and stakeholders.