Frequently Used Acronyms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Ztop


AAFC Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
AAPS Association of Administrative & Professional Staff
ACA Annual Capital Allowance
ACOA Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
ACST Advisory Council on Science & Technology
ADM Assistant Deputy Minister
AGB Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
ATIP Access to Information & Privacy Office
AVED Ministry of Advanced Education




Represents non-research intensive universities and institutes in BC

British Columbia Association of Institutes & Universities

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Capilano University
  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Island University
BCAT British Columbia Council on Admissions
BCBC Business Council of British Columbia
BCCIE British Columbia Centre for International Education
BCGEU BC Government & Service Employees’ Union
BCIC British Columbia Innovation Council
BCKDF British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
BCIT British Columbia Institute of Technology
BCKDF British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
BCTIA British Columbia Technology Industry Association
BDC Business Development Bank of Canada
to top 



CAC [UBC] Community Amenity Charge
CANARIE Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry & Education
CASA Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
CAUT Canadian Association of University Teachers
CBAC Chancellor’s Borrowing Advisory Committee
CCA Council of Canadian Academies
CCGG Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
CCL Canadian Council on Learning
CCSIP Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership
CDW Central Data Warehouse
CEAA Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
CEPA Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CERC Canada Excellence Research Chair
CFI Canadian Foundation for Innovation
CFIS College for Interdisciplinary Studies
CFS Canadian Federation of Students
CHRP Collaborative Health Research Projects Program
CIAR Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CMEC Council of Ministers of Education in Canada
CRA Canada Revenue Agency
CUFA BC Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia
CUPE  Canadian Union of Public Employees
to top 



DCC Deferred Capital Contribution (municipal)
DFAIT Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFO Fisheries & Oceans Canada
DM Deputy Minister
DPOH Designated Public Office Holder
DQAB Degree Quality Assessment Board
 to top



EC Environment Canada
EEM Environmental Effects Monitoring
EIIS Environmental Issues Inventory System
EMPR (‘empire’) Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
EOA Environmental Assessment Office
to top



FFS Fee for Service
FPP Faculty Pension Plan
FPSE Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC
FOIPPA Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
to top




Canada’s five leading research-intensive universities

University of Alberta
The University of British Columbia
McGill University
Université de Montreal
University of Toronto
GLE Government Letter of Expectation
GMSL General Municipal Services Levy
GNW Great Northern Way Campus
GoC / GC Government of Canada
GPOF General Purpose Operating Fund
GRE Government Reporting Entity
GVRD Greater Vancouver Regional District
(legal / official name of Metro Vancouver)
to top



HQP Highly Qualified Person
HRSDC Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
HSE Health, Safety, Environment
HST Harmonized Sales Tax
to top



ICR Indirect Costs of Research
IIC Infrastructure Impact Charges
IMANT UBC Investment Management Trust
INAC Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
ISI International Student Initiative
to top



KIP Knowledge Infrastructure Program
to top



LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
LEEF Leading Edge Endowment Fund
LGA Local Government Act
to top



MCRD Ministry of Community & Rural Development
MEVA Municipalities Enabling & Validating Act
MLA Member of the Legislative Assembly
MoF Ministry of Finance
MoT Ministry of Transportation
MP Member of Parliament
MPP Member of Provincial Parliament
to top



NATES National Analysis of Trends in Emergencies System
NCE National Centres of Excellence
NEES National Environmental Emergencies System
NRC National Research Council
NRCAN Natural Resources Canada
NSERC Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council
to top



OAG Office of the Auditor General (Canada)
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
OIPC Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
ONA Okanagan Nation Alliance
ORS Office of Research Services
to top



PCO Privy Council Office
PMO Prime Minister’s Office
PPPAC Public Private Partnership Approval Committee
PSE Post-Secondary Education
PSEC Public Sector Employers’ Council
PSI Post-Secondary Institution
PTC Premier’s Technology Council
PWGSC Public Works & Government Services Canada
PWIAS Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
to top



RGS Regional Growth Strategy
RINC Recreational Infrastructure Canada
RISe Researcher Information Services
RRU Royal Roads University
RUCBC Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia
to top



SFU Simon Fraser University
SME Small and Medium Enterprises
SPP Staff Pension Plan (UBC)
SSHRC Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
STATCAN Statistics Canada
STED Small Business, Technology & Economic Development
to top



TRU Thompson Rivers University
to top




Group of Canadian research-intensive universities

Dalhousie University
McGill University
McMaster University
Queen’s University
The University of British Columbia
Université de Montreal
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
University of Ottawa
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
UBC The University of British Columbia
UBCM Union of BC Municipalities
UBCPT UBC Properties Trust
UC Universities Canada
UEL(O) University Endowment Lands (Office)
UILO University Industry Liaison Office
UNA University Neighbourhood Association
UNBC University of Northern British Columbia
UPSEA University Public Sector Employer’s Association
UVic University of Victoria
to top



VSB Vancouver School Board
to top



WD Western Economic Diversification Canada