2019 GRO Network Conference

The Canadian Universities Government Relations Officers Network (GRO Network) brings together GR professionals from universities across the country to meet colleagues, share insights, exchange best practices, discuss policy developments and monitor the ever-changing landscape of Canada’s post-secondary education sector.

Hosted by UBC, SFU, and UVIC, the 2019 GRO Network Conference will be taking place on June 12th , 13th, and 14th in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

Check out the conference itinerary for further information on planned sessions and activities. 


Registration for the 2019 GRO Network Conference is now closed. If you still wish to register, please contact Justin Carmichael at jwcarmic@sfu.ca.

Optional Tour of TRIUMF

After the conclusion of the conference on June 14th, attendees have the option of participating in a tour of TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre at UBC. If you wish to participate in the tour, please select the "Conference + TRIUMF Tour" ticket option during registration. There is no additional cost for the tour. 

TRIUMF will require additional safety documentation and waivers for all attendees. The related information will be sent to ticket holders closer to the event date.  

Language Interpretation

We sincerely apologize that in order to keep conference ticket costs down, we will not be offering simultaneous language interpretation for conference events. 


Onsite accomodations are available at Pondorosa Studios, located at 2075 West Mall, Vancouver (on UBC’s Vancouver campus).

Please visit the Ponderosa Studios website to book your accommodations.


If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact Justin Carmichael at jwcarmic@sfu.ca