SAFS Annual General Meeting, May 9, 2015

April 2015

Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
Western University, Somerville House, Room 3317
9:00 – 10:00 Informal conversation with other SAFS members
Welcome remarks
10:00 – 10:45 Clive Seligman, SAFS President
Reflections on SAFS Pursuit of Defending Academic Freedom and Scholarship
10:45 – 12:00

Discussion of case of Dalhousie’s Dental Students

Ken Westhues, University of Waterloo
The scandal in Dalhousie Dentistry seen through five different lenses

Mark Mercer, Saint Mary’s University
How to respond - and how not to respond - to bad behavior at an university

12:00 - 1:00 Buffet Lunch [The Garden, Room 3320]
1:00 – 2:15 Keynote Speaker:JANICE FIAMENGO, Professor of English (University of Ottawa)
From Micro-Aggression to BDS: Can Humanities Education be Saved from Social Justice?
2:15 - 2:30 Refreshment Break
2:30 - 3:15 Annual Business Meeting [members only]

Registration Fee: $30.00 per person, may pay at the door. (Registration includes coffee and lunch, but not parking).

To confirm attendance (please reply by MAY 1h) and for further information: E-mail:, or write to SAFS, Unit 11, 1673 Richmond Street, #344, London, ON, N6G 2N3. For further info contact: Daniella Chirila, e-mail:, or by phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84690.

Getting there: From the 401, take Wellington Road North to its 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: $7.00 flat rate. From Highway 7, take Highway 4 South (it becomes Richmond Street) At the fork after Fanshawe Road 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. On Saturday there is usually no one at the Information booths.

Accommodation: On-campus rooms at Western Bed & Breakfast are $62.00 per night including continental breakfast. A modern, air-conditioned residence, located in Elgin Hall on University Drive, off Richmond St. North. ( The Station Park on Pall Mall (1-800-561-4574), and Windermere Manor (1-519-858-1414), have UWO rates at ~ $120.00 per night.