SAFS Statement On Preventing Campus Debate By Leaders Of The York Federation Of Students And Its Student Center

April 2008

Please give notification of attendance by MAY 1st, so that we can arrange appropriate catering.
Contact Information given below.
Thank you!


Saturday, May 10, 2008, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
University of Western Ontario, Somerville House, Room 3317

9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and refreshments, meet other members
9:30 am – 9:45 am President’s introductory remarks (Clive Seligman)
9:45 am – 11:50 am Collective Agreements: Protecting or Threatening Academic Freedom?
Chair: Paul Paré, University of Western Ontario
  • Albert Katz, University of Western Ontario (Psychology)
  • Murray Miles, Brock University (Philosophy)
  • Phil Sullivan, University of Toronto (Engineering)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Buffet lunch (in Somerville House, Rm. 3320)
12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Address: Chair: Clive Seligman, University of Western Ontario

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Anton Allahar & Jim Côté, University of Western Ontario (Sociology)

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm Annual Business Meeting (members only) (Somerville House, Rm. 3317)
  • REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00 per person, may pay at the door. Members must have paid their dues. (Registration includes coffee and lunch, but not parking).
  • GETTING THERE: From the 401, take Wellington Road North to 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: $5.00 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 Street) 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. Somerville House is across the traffic circle, 2nd building on Oxford Drive [On Saturday there is usually no one at the Information booths, but check SAFS website: meeting for a campus map.]
  • ACCOMMODATION: On-campus rooms at Elgin Hall are $59.00 per night including breakfast. A modern, air-conditioned residence, situated at University Drive, off Richmond St. North. (1-519-661-3476). The Station Park Inn on Richmond North at Pall Mall (1-800-561-4574), and Windermere Manor (1-519-858-1414), have UWO rates at approx $100.00 per night.
  • TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: E-mail:, or write to SAFS, 1673 Richmond Street, #344, London, ON, N6G 2N3. For further info contact: Daniella Chirila, e-mail:, or (1-519-661-2111, ext. 84690).