In accordance with the OURA constitution, the association is guided by the following four-pronged purpose:
- OURA shall concern itself with academic administration including, but not limited to, admissions, registration, examinations, scheduling, transcripts, systems, records, calendars, scholarships and awards, secondary school liaison, and other activities or undertakings that may be deemed appropriate to OURA.
- OURA, as an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), maintains a professional relationships with COU. With respect to OURA’s interests and functions which fall within the scope of the activities of COU, OURA may request the appropriate level of funding and administer those funds in a proper, responsible manner. OURA shall advise COU on any item deemed appropriate.
- It shall conduct workshops for the exchange of information, professional development, and for the development of new procedures.
- It shall encourage and conduct studies on matters related to items indicated in (a).
Ontario University Registrars' Association Constitution
Article I - Name, Purpose, Membership
Article II - Officers of OURA
Article III - Executive Committee
Article IV - Meetings of OURA
Article V - Fees
Article VI - Standing Committees
Article VII - Amendment and Dissolution
Article VIII - OURA Award of Achievement
Article IX - OURA Innovation Award
OURA Award of Excellence
These annual awards are designed to recognize the everyday excellence of the employees of OURA member institutions within the following areas: Registrarial, Admissions, Recruitment & Liaison, Graduate Studies, Records & Systems and Student Finances.
Each November the OURA Vice-President will invite one award nomination per institution from each of the OURA member Registrars, Directors, Vice-Presidents and/or Deans. (The nominee should be under the supervision of the OURA member nominator.) The nomination should be forwarded to the OURA Vice-President and include the nominee’s name, title, and description that illustrates the everyday excellence demonstrated by the nominee at their home institution. The OURA Vice-President will collect all nominations and present them at a subsequent OURA Executive meeting for consideration.
After reviewing each nomination received, the OURA Executive will award the OURA Award of Excellence to a maximum of one recipient per institution. (The OURA Executive reserves the right not to give an award, if not warranted in its judgment.) A framed certificate will be presented to each recipient of the award by the OURA President and the nominee’s University Registrar or designate. All awards will be presented at the Annual OURA Conference Awards Ceremony.