Symposium On Pseudo-Science And Academic Freedom

January 2017

Academic freedom enables professors to speak and teach the truth as they hold it to be. But what if the truth as they hold it to be is not only false but dangerous? Should academic freedom still protect them?

In early November, 2016, scholars from across Canada came to Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax, to debate different answers to this question.

The symposium was organized by SAFS and sponsored by both SAFS (through a generous donation by Chris Furedy in memory of John Furedy) and Saint Mary’s University, with logistical support from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs. SAFS is grateful to Saint Mary’s and CCEPA for their help.

Below are position statements from some of the invited participants.