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International Organization Memberships

Ryerson University is a member of a number of international organizations that provide access to specific programs, funding opportunities, networking, conferences and professional development. Our current institutional memberships are listed below.

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 Country / Region Organization Name Organization Description
Brazil Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), external link Established in 1973, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is a business association with the primary objective of fostering stronger commercial relations between Brazil and Canada.
Canada World University Service of Canada (WUSC), external link World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. It brings together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses to foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
China Canada-China Business Council (CCBC), external link Founded in 1978, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is a private, non-profit business association, which was established to facilitate and promote business, trade and investment between Canada and China. CCBC has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Halifax, Beijing, and Shanghai.
China, France, Germany, India Ontario Universities International (OUI), external link Ontario Universities International is a unique organization in Canada, providing leadership in the Province’s commitment to international cooperation and exchange in postsecondary education.
Commonwealth Countries International Association of Universities (IAU), external link The International Association of Universities (IAU) is an association of higher education institutions and organizations from around the world. It promotes and advances a dynamic leadership role for higher education in society.
India Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), external link The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges. The Institute aims to achieve gender equality and reduce poverty by focusing programming on sustainable development and other United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It provides grants as well as internships and fellowships to provide opportunities for individuals to gain first-hand experience in India or Canada in their field of expertise. 
Ontario Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), external link The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international cooperation and global citizenship-focused organizations, institutions, and individual associate members committed to working for global social justice, human dignity and participation for all.
The Americas: Andean Countries, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Southern Cone and United States Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, external link The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) is an international university association which promotes cooperation among higher education establishments and the development of higher education in the Americas. IOHE members are present in eight regions: Andean Countries, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Southern Cone and the United States.
World-wide Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), external link The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), is a membership organization and the only association specifically focused on international education leadership. It equips leaders to shape the future of higher education in a global context.
World-wide Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), external link The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is an international organization dedicated to building a better world through higher education.
World-wide Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), external link The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) is a national membership organization dedicated to international education. CBIE provides services to an extensive network of stakeholders comprising 150 colleges, institutes, universities, school boards and language schools. 
World-wide Academics Without Borders, external link Based out of Montreal, Academics Without Borders (AWB) assists developing countries build capacity in higher education. It fulfills its mission by sending academics, staff, administrators, and faculty, to universities in the developing world to work on projects, which are owned by and originate from these universities. 
World-wide (primarily in major world cities) World Cities, World Class (WC2), external link World Cities, World Class (WC2) brings together top universities located in the heart of major world cities to address culture, environment and political issues of common interest to world cities.