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2019 SAFS Annual General Meeting

Saturday 4 May 2019
9am - 3pm

Western University
Somerville House, Room 3317

9:00 - 9:50
Registration and informal conversation
9:50 - 10:00 Mark Mercer, President, Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship

Welcome and news from SAFS

10:00 - 11:00 Bruce Pardy, Law, Queen’s University

“Right Idea, Wrong Approach: The Ontario free speech directive and the effect of speech laws on universities”

11:00 - 12:00 Rick Mehta, formerly Psychology, Acadia University

“Social Justice and Moral Panic: Modern Threats to Academic Freedom”

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch – Buffet (Green Leaf Café, Room 3340)
1:00 - 2:30 Keynote Address

Rachel Fulton Brown, History, University of Chicago

“Is Academia Good for the Soul?”

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: dchirila@uwo.ca, or by phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84690.