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We are defined by our focused commitment to the undergraduate experience. It builds an extraordinary foundation from which you can build an extraordinary future.

The Maple League vision is to build critical thinkers and leaders through the delivery of an extraordinary 21st-century liberal education.



By fostering reciprocal relationships across institutional boundaries, we provide extraordinary opportunities to transform as leaders, scholars, and institutions.

The Maple League creates distinctive learning environments that ensure our graduates are capable of navigating an increasingly complex world as citizens and leaders dedicated to the values of a just and civil society.

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  • We value collaboration as a fundamental process in building capacities for new ways of thinking, doing, and learning

  • We value rigorous research and knowledge mobilization that engages diverse communities

  • We value critical reflection, transparency, and integrity with one another and for ourselves

Student experiences
  • We value an individualized approach to undergraduate education

  • We value students as producers and collaborators in their own learning journeys

  • We value a holistic approach to learning within the classroom and beyond ― with an understanding that mental, physical, social, and intellectual health are inextricably intertwined

  • We value a learning mindset that transforms challenges into opportunities

  • We value collaboration and support systems as essential conditions for building character and resiliency

  • We value the necessity of productive failures and messy journeys in the pursuit of excellence

Community engagement and global citizenship
  • We value our institutions as cultural, social, and economic drivers of regional communities within a global context

  • We value ethical citizenship, moral reasoning, and civic engagement

  • We value Indigenous ways of knowing and honour the hard work ahead as Canadians commit to truth, reconciliation, and justice with Indigenous peoples

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Guiding Pillars

In order to harness the power of our shared communities, we’ve identified three pillars to support our culture of collaboration.

The three pillars provide us with an effective collaborative infrastructure to build partnerships and move to action, addressing complex problems and identifying unique opportunities holistically.

Pillar I: Academic & Professional Collaborations in Higher Education

The Maple League universities are uniquely positioned to become leaders in undergraduate education in Canada and internationally. Connecting people from different disciplines and backgrounds to create new communities and strengthen existing ones ― is one of the foundational strengths of the Maple League.

The consortium provides us with the chance to build networks that enhance academic and professional practices for many members of our diverse communities, including students, staff, create innovative programs and initiatives above and beyond our individual capacities in order to optimize student learning.

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Pillar II: Extraordinary Undergraduate Student Experiences

At the core of our mission is the centrality of the student experience. We must equip our students with the skills necessary to enter the world ready for a rapidly changing job market, and disruptive technologies, and endow them with a sense of global citizenship.

Exemplary teaching is a key factor in enhancing the undergraduate experience, and an intentional, well-designed approach to learning and teaching builds upon our individual and combined reputation as leaders in undergraduate education.

Pillar III: Leadership & Citizenship through a Liberal Education

There is a lot of discussion about the future of higher education in the light of disruptive technologies, especially artificial technologies and biotechnology. The revolutions of biotech and infotech have complex consequences for jobs in the 21st-century, not to mention their impact on liberal democracies and civil societies.

We are uniquely situated to take a leadership role in Canada around undergraduate education, particularly on the topic of citizenship in both local and global contexts and our strength in graduating highly employable and deeply ethical individuals.

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