Timeline

1997
Acumen Research Group incorporated
1997
Jean Chretien's Liberals are elected for a second majority
1997
University Applicant Survey (UAS) launches measuring trends attitudes and influence among university applicants
2001
Maclean’s University Rankings issue celebrates 10 years.
2001
Consumer Eyes 2001 - Youth Trends becomes a premier info source on youth consumer market trends.
2003
Ontario eliminates grade 13 (creating the double cohort)
2003
College Applicant Survey (CAS) launches to measure trend, attitude, reputation and influence data among college applicants prior to enrolment.
2003
RIM releases first colour screen devices with the Blackberry 7000 series
2004
UAS and CAS go online
2005
Academica Group Inc. is born through a rebranding process
2005
Acceptance Declined Survey (ADS) launches, examining the flip-side of enrolment – why some students shortlist your institution yet decline your offer and go elsewhere
2005
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Established
2006
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) launches. A three year study for Educational Policy Institute and Queens Economic Policy Institute
2006
Academica Top Ten, a daily email with the most important higher-ed news stories launches. You can be one of over 18,000 subscribers...
2006
Conservative party, led by Stephen Harper wins a minority mandate
2007
Academica earns a Gold Seal Certification from the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA)
2008
University College Applicant Study (UCAS) is born when UAS and CAS are combined into one research instrument
2008
BC government creates five new teaching universities (all former university colleges)
2009
Academica expands into the US market
2010
Academica and SEM Works publish "Strategic Enrolment Intelligence", the first Canadian book on SEM
2010
Did Not Apply (DNA) study launches, determining why propspects don't apply even though they are eligible and interested in an available program.
2010
Academica CEO Rod Skinkle contributes research expertise and resources to "Identity Horizons", an international crosscultural study led by Dr. James Côté at Western University examining the connections between education and the process of identity development among youth.
2010
Academica launches the Policy Studies division
2011
International Students Prospect Study (ISPS) surveys 5117 students from 60 of India's top private high schools to determine their future study plans. 1070 expected to or considered studying abroad.
2011
Academica Summit, a one-day conference brings together presidents and senior leaders from colleges, polytechnics and universities across Canada to share perspectives and insights into enrolment, marketing and leadership issues. Held in Vancouver, Halifax, Toronto and Calgary.
2011
Academica Careers launches
2012
Indigenous Education Summit brings together 220 community members, educators, policy makers, employers, students and researches to engage in dialogue about educational pathways for indigenous learners.
2012
Indigenous Top Ten launches to provide sectoral education awareness for the indigenous community
2012
Academica formally launches consulting division, bringing together an incredibly talented group of higher-ed consultants to work on client projects.
2013
StudentVu panel launches, bringing years of panel growth through UCAS to bear on youth consumer research
2013
New Academica website launches
2014
Academica Rethinking Higher Ed Forum launches