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Dr Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Keynote Speaker for SAFS meeting




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SAFS Annual General Meeting

Saturday 14 May 2016

From:  9:00am - 3:15pm
Western University
Somerville House, Room 3317

9:00 - 10:00   Informal conversation with other SAFS members. 
  Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:45   Mark Mercer, SAFS President
       Cases and controversies in 2015-2016
10:45- Noon             Discussion of Native Studies and Academic Mobbing

  Jeff Muehlbauer (Verbulous, Inc) in conversation with Ken Westhues (University of Waterloo)


Noon - 1:00

1:00 - 2:15

 Buffet lunch (The Garden, Room 3320)

  Keynote Speaker:   Donald Alexader Downs

“Challenges to Academic Freedom: Anything New Under the Sun?

Don Downs is the Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of the Committee for Academic Freedom and Rights, one of the leading campus academic freedom and free speech groups in the United States.  Among his many books is  Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus (Cambridge, 2006).



2:30 - 3:15   Annual Business Meeting (members only) (Somerville House, Room 3317)
  Registration Fees: $30.00 per person, pay at the door.  (Registration includes coffee and lunch, but not parking).

■  To confirm attendance (please reply by MAY 1) and for further information:  E-mail: president@safs.ca, or write to SAFS, PO BOX 33056 Quinpool Centre, Halifax, NS  Canada B3L 4T6.  For further info contact:  Daniella Chirila, e-mail: dchirila@uwo.ca, or by phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84690.

Getting there: From the 401, take Wellington Road North to its end, then jog one block west to Richmond Street, go north to University  gates (on your left), just north of Huron Street. On campus, follow this road over the bridge, turn left at the light and continue to traffic circle. Visitor parking is on your right next to Alumni Hall once you are almost around the circle. Rate: $7.00 flat rate. From Highway 7, take Highway 4 south (it becomes Richmond Street). At the fork after Fanshawe, you can either stay left on Richmond to University gates (now on Richmond St.) as above, or stay right and go down Western Road, turn left at 3rd light (Lambton Drive). Visitor parking is on your right as you enter traffic circle. 3M Centre is across the traffic circle, 2nd building on Oxford Drive. [On Saturday there is usually no one at the Information booths, but check this site for a campus map.] Click on: University Campus Map 

■  Accommodation: On-campus rooms at Western Bed & Breakfast are $62.00 per night including continental breakfast.  A moder, air-conditioned residence, located in Elgin Hall on University Drive, off Richmond St. North. (www.StayAtWestern.ca).  The Station Park on Pall Mall (1-800-561-4574), and Windermere Manor (1-519-858-1414), have UWO rates at ~ $120.00 per night.