Freedom of Expression

U of T Faculty of Law accused of bowing to pressure in Valentina Azarova case

U of T Faculty of Law accused of bowing to pressure in Valentina Azarova case SAFS Letter to Dean Edward Iacobucci, University of Toronto – 28 September 2020 Search for new director of U of T law faculty’s International Human Rights Program leads to resignations, allegations of interference: Shree Paradkar (Toronto Star) – 17 September 2020 …

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The University of Toronto communicates support for Scholar Strike

The University of Toronto communicates support for Scholar Strike SAFS letter to University of Toronto re Scholar Strike – 15 September 2020 How is the University responding to the Canada-wide Scholar Strike in support of racial justice on September 9 and 10?: Cheryl Regehr & Kelly Hannah-Moffat – 4 September 2020 Joint Toronto Universities Faculty Associations’ …

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Wilfrid Laurier Provost supports participation in Scholar Strike

Wilfrid Laurier Provost supports participation in Scholar Strike SAFS letter to Wilfrid Laurier University – 11 September 2020 Statement on the Scholars Strike by Provost Anthony Vannelli Professors for academic freedom lambast Laurier University for leftist ‘Scholars Strike’ and propagandist teaching: Joe Vaughan (The Post Millennial) – 14 September 2020 ‘Scholar strike’ institutionalized propagandist teaching at …

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Laurentian University dean David Lesbarrères forced to step down for “inappropriate and offensive tweet”

Laurentian University dean David Lesbarrères forced to step down for “inappropriate and offensive tweet” SAFS letter to Laurentian re David Lesbarrères – 9 September 2020 Statement from the President and Vice-Chancellor: Robert Haché – 9 June 2020 Statement from the President and Vice-Chancellor, June 22, 2020: Robert Haché – 22 June 2020 Laurentian University dean resigns …

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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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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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