U15 - Group of Canadian Research Universities

The U15 is a group of leading Canadian research universities. It promotes research and innovation and supports joint research programs between member universities.

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We developed a designed a fully responsive, bilingual website for the U15 to promote its policy objectives to decision makers and the university community. The front-end of the website is based on the Bootstrap framework and includes landing pages that can be easily updated by site administrators.


  • The U15 needed to develop its online presence from scratch
  • No previously existing website and a limited set of branding documents
  • Communicate the purpose, achievements, and activities the U15, a fledgling organization
  • Develop a content and web strategy to ensure that the organization achieves its communication goals


  • Content strategy and website design
  • Fully bilingual website in Drupal 7
  • Custom responsive theme based on the Bootstrap framework
  • Easy-to-use content editing tools like WYSIWYG and Panels


  • The U15 can communicate with a wider audience
  • Member universities have a forum to communicate policy objectives
  • Visitors can learn about the U15’s initiatives and upcoming events, find publications and data, and view the list of member universities
  • All public-facing text content can be added in both English and French
  • Navigation is user-friendly and accessible
  • Content creation and editing is streamlined and everyday tasks are self-explanatory
  • Training and documentation ensure that U15 staff have the knowledge necessary to keep the website up-to-date