I was speaking yesterday at the Government Relations Officers Conference in Banff, and it got me thinking about how the field has changed over the last 20 years.
I started in government relations back in 1996, working for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) – now “Universities Canada”. Back then, most medium-to-large institutions had government relations officers, but not government relations offices. There would be one person, maybe with an assistant. Their role was essentially to act as … [ Read More ]