SAFS Annual General Meeting

Saturday 5 May 2018
9am - 3pm

Western University
Somerville House, Room 3317

9:00 - 10:00
Registration, coffee, and conversation
10:00 - 10:45 Mark Mercer, Professor of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, and President, Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship

“Honest rudeness or insincere civility?”

10:50 - Noon Lindsay Shepherd, Cultural Analysis and Social Theory, Wilfrid Laurier University, and David Haskell, Digital Media and Journalism, Wilfrid Laurier University Brantford

Lindsay and David will talk to us about Lindsay’s experience last fall as a discussion group leader and the Laurier task force on freedom of expression on campus

Noon - 1:00 Buffet Lunch (Green Leaf Café)
1:00 - 2:30 Keynote Address

Gad Saad, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, and host of The Saad Truth

“A Tsunami of Maladies Afflicting the Soul of Our Universities”

2:45 - 3:00 Business meeting (SAFS members only)

For information regarding getting there, parking, or accommodation, contact (before 27 April): Daniella Chirila, e-mail:, or by phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84690.