Academic Freedom

Thompson Rivers University suspends economics professor Derek Pyne for a year

Thompson Rivers University suspends economics professor Derek Pyne for a year SAFS letter to Thompson Rivers University re suspension of Derek Pyne – 27 July 2020 Response from Thompson Rivers University president Brett Fairbairn – 28 July 2020 TRU suspends professor at centre of academic freedom debate, citing Facebook post: James Peters (CFJC Today) – 16 July …

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Open letters in response to university statements on racism

Open letters in response to university statements on racism Letter from Haskell and McNally to President MacLatchy, Wilfrid Laurier University – 26 June 2020 Reply from President MacLatchy – 3 July 2020 Reply to President MacLatchy – 6 July 2020 Letter of dissent to PR and the MRFA: Sinclair MacRae – 17 June 2020 I Must Object: Glenn …

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Brock Provost issues letter condemning chemistry professor Tomáš Hudlický’s views of diversity, inclusion, and equity and the teacher-student relation

Brock Provost issues letter condemning chemistry professor Tomáš Hudlický’s views of diversity, inclusion, and equity and the teacher-student relation SAFS letter to Provost Finn re “open letter” – 9 June 2020 Statement by Brock University – 5 June 2020 Response to SAFS letter from Brock’s dean of math and science: S. Ejaz Ahmed (Dean, Faculty of Math …

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Anthropology professor removed from position as Associate Chair because of student objections to her views

Anthropology professor removed from position as Associate Chair because of student objections to her views SAFS letter to Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta re the removal of Kathleen Lowrey as Associate Chair of Anthropology – 5 June 2020 Response to the SAFS letter re the removal of Kathleen Lowry: Lesley Cormack, Dean of …

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Queen’s University dismisses track coach Steve Boyd for commenting on matters of public importance

Queen’s University dismisses track coach Steve Boyd for commenting on matters of public importance SAFS Letter to Queen’s University principal Patrick Deane re the firing of track coach Steve Boyd – 24 February 2020 Queen’s track coach fired after criticizing University of Guelph’s handling of Dave Scott-Thomas allegations – 19 February 2020 News Release, Queen’s University: Tom …

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UBC cancels talk because of security concerns

UBC cancels talk because of security concerns SAFS letter to Santa Ono, President of the University of British Columbia – 9 January 2020 Response to SAFS from Ron Holton, Chief Risk Officer, University of British Columbia – 10 January 2020 UBC faces legal action for canceling Andy Ngo event about Antifa violence: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms …

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Academic freedom and the University of Alberta’s response to Holodomor-denial

Academic freedom and the University of Alberta’s response to Holodomor-denial SAFS letter to David H. Turpin, President University of Alberta – 10 December 2019 Offensive comments by U of A lecturer spur student backlash: Adam Lachacz (The Gateway Online) – 24 November 2019 Statement on genocide denial by a University of Alberta lecturer: University of Alberta’s …

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