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HxCanada | Academic Freedom in Canada: Faculty Associations, Processes and Problems

Hx Canada
September 29, 2023

Current HxCanada participants are invited to attend this next session in the ongoing HxCanada Symposium Series.

Speaker: Erik Thomson

Topic: Academic Freedom in Canada is largely a creation of labour law, and disputes about it are adjudicated by arbitrators. Guided by a growing corpus of rulings, as well as by statute law and other sources, they rule on arguments presented principally by faculty associations and university administrators.

I will discuss the advantages and weaknesses of these arrangements based on my experience as the Vice President of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) and as a member of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). I will describe the basic mechanism of these cases. I will also address some of the advantages and risks of this approach to academic freedom, in the context of current threats to academic freedom.

Visit the HxCanada discussion group for the Zoom link:

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