1962 - SSRCC and HRCC establish Canadian-Australian Academic Exchange Committee
The Australian Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is informally established in 1954. From the beginning, the Humanities Research Council of Canada and AHRC communicate closely, surveying Australian universities, and collaborating in research. The Canadian and Australian councils express interest in visiting academic institutions in the Commonwealth. In 1962, both councils establish the Canadian-Australian Academic Exchange Committee for researchers to visit universities in both countries. The joint committee provides Canadian academics grants to visit Australia and New Zealand on scholarly exchange.