Canadian University Press (CUP) is a nonprofit cooperative and newswire service owned by student newspapers at post-secondary schools across Canada. Founded in 1938, CUP is the oldest student newswire service in the world and the oldest national student organization in North America. CUP was originally formed to create a network of student newspapers in Canada and to share ideas among student newspapers in Canada. It has gone through many iterations since then. Each year, CUP hosts Canada’s largest student journalism conference NASH bringing together student journalists from coast-to-coast.
Now in its 83rd year, CUP is focused on connecting student publications across Canada. Throughout the year, members are invited to regional meetups to share ideas and learn from each other. CUP also provides benefits to its members including CWA membership, legal support, the chance to participate in pan-Canadian journalism projects, mentorship and free entry into the John H. MacDonald Excellence in Student Journalism awards.