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MyCreds™ Reaching Higher Newsletter Winter 2022

1 February, 2022

New to MyCreds™

Humber College

Humber College, Canada’s largest polytechnic, joined MyCreds™ in October. Humber combines theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connection. Humber launched with transcripts and has since made parchments available for students via the MyCreds™ platform. Read Humber’s press release announcement here.

University of Waterloo

In November, the University of Waterloo launched the use of MyCreds™ with digital transcripts. More digital documents will be added over time, such as parchments and letters. With over 17,000 paper transcripts being requested and issued annually, this new digital service will allow students to receive access to and share their digital copies with their intended audiences faster, more conveniently, and more securely. Read Waterloo’s press release announcement here.

Burman University

Burman University joined the MyCreds™ family in December, expanding the National Network across institutions of all sizes in the country. MyCreds™ will further enhance the speed and efficiency of Burman’s processes and the exceptional personal service they can provide their learners. Read Burman’s press release announcement in Academica here.

First Nations University of Canada

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), the first Indigenous-controlled post-secondary institution joined the MyCreds™ National Network. FNUniv recently launched the Indigenous Continuing Education Centre (ICEC) which provides distinct Indigenous-focused non-accredited, short course programming for individuals, professionals, businesses, and communities – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Successful learners of the ICEC course offerings will earn digital credentials in badges, micro-credentials, and professional certificates via MyCreds™ virtual credential wallets. Read FNUniv’s press release announcement here.

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University launched MyCreds™ at the end of January 2022 and is excited to offer a variety of academic documents coming soon through the platform including Parchments, Confirmation of Enrolment letters, Study Permit letters and Graduation letters. MRU will be transitioning to the fully integrated version of the system, to include automation of transcripts in late spring, 2022. The Faculty of Continuing Education will additionally be using MyCreds™ for digital badging of micro-credentials for two of its programs. Read MRU’s press release announcement here.

College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic (CNA) became the first institution in Atlantic Canada to launch the MyCreds™ initiative. With 17 campus locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, CNA is the largest post-secondary educational and technical skills training centre in Atlantic Canada. CNA students and graduates will have 24/7 access to transcripts and micro-credentials, and the college plans to expand what’s offered via this “one-stop shopping” means of acquiring official CNA documents. Read CNA’s press release announcement here.

 

Receiving Organizations

The following organizations have recently joined MyCreds™ as designated receiving organizations and are provided with their own receiver portal to accept digital documents shared via the Network: Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board, College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba, Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Undergraduate Admissions, UBC Faculty of Medicine | MD Undergraduate Admissions, Ontario College of Teachers.

MyCreds™ Institutions and Organizations

ARUCC is pleased to announce that the following institutions and organizations have onboarded or are onboarding to MyCreds™. For a detailed list of the institutions and organizations that have launched, please visit the MyCreds™️ Member Directory .

Alberta

Launched: Bow Valley College, Burman University, Law Society of Alberta (receiver), Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal University, NAIT, Olds College, SAIT, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge

Coming Soon: Lethbridge College, MacEwan University

British Columbia

Launched: UBC Faculty of Medicine | MD Undergraduate Admissions (receiver), UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law (receiver), UBC Undergraduate Admissions (receiver)

Coming Soon: Trinity Western University

Manitoba

Launched: Booth University College (receiver), College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (receiver), Red River College Polytechnic

Newfoundland and Labrador

Launched: College of the North Atlantic

Coming Soon: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ontario

Launched: Centennial College, Conestoga College, Georgian College, Humber College, Lambton College, OCAD University, Ontario College of Teachers (receiver), Ontario Law School Application Service (receiver), Ontario Medical School Application Service (receiver), Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (receiver), Ryerson University, Seneca College, University of Toronto (receiver), University of Waterloo, Western University, York University

Coming Soon: Brock University, Confederation College, Sheridan College, Université de l’Ontario français

Quebec

Launched: HEC Montréal, Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (receiver)

Saskatchewan

Launched: First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (receiver), University of Regina

Coming Soon: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Saskatchewan

MyCreds™ Strategic Plan

The ARUCC board with the support of the MyCreds™ Steering Committee has articulated a strategic vision and plan for MyCreds™ spanning the next few years. We successfully achieved the goals/objectives for our first inaugural year. This included finalizing and securing Digitary as the service provider for MyCreds™ through a significant national and international RFP process, launching two institutions as working proofs of concepts on the Digitary international platform in summer 2020, creating, testing, and launching fully bilingual MyCreds™ platform supported by a comprehensive website by October/November 2020, launching the University of Lethbridge as our first school in the country on the MyCreds™ environment, and successfully launching 10+ institutions on MyCreds™ by the end of June 2021.

We are now at 26 schools onboarded to MyCreds™ with several receiving organizations including MIFI and OUAC as receivers on the Network. ARUCC has received grant funding from the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to support onboarding of schools from that region. We are proud of the many accomplishments and excited about the coming year and look forward to launching more institutions on MyCreds™. For those interested in seeing the details of our strategic plan, contact info@aruccnationalnetwork.ca.

The MyCreds strategic plan has been developed with input from CUCCIO, PCCAT, and the ARUCC representatives including for WARUCC, AARAO, CRALO, Quebec, and OURA.

Conference Updates

GDN Annual Meeting 2021

The Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting held on November 10-12, 2021 was an incredible success, boasting the highest number of participants in the history of the GDN with over 200 registrants, and brought together thought leaders from around the world. The conference, held both virtually and in-person in Ottawa, explored the themes of Mobility, Digital Citizenship, and the Student Experience. Stakeholders from around the globe shared experiences and examined issues of mobility and recognition through many different lenses. ARUCC’s MyCreds™ was announced internationally at the conference and featured during the session, Changing the Mobility Paradigm with the Bold Launch of Canada’s MyCreds™. We look forward to welcoming you in October 2022 when the GDN Annual Meeting returns to where it all began, in Groningen, Netherlands. Stay tuned for more information at groningendeclaration.org.

ARUCC 2022 Biennial Conference

June 19-22, 2022

ARUCC has secured the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON for June 19-22, 2022 for its 2022 Conference, Thriving in a time of Disruption. ARUCC looks forward to welcoming post-secondary colleagues from across the country to Niagara Falls for the ARUCC 2022 Conference. Further details will be provided as they become available. Visit the website for more information.