SAR-Canada

The SAR Canada Section, comprising over 20 university members, exists to promote the values, aims and activities of Scholars at Risk in Canada.

The SAR Canada Section was formally launched on June 22, 2012 at the University of Toronto’s Massey College by The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, then President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg.  The launch of the Canadian Section represented the culmination of several years of partnership between Canadian higher education institutions and the Scholars at Risk Network.

In 2016, Canada was proud co-host of the 2016 Global Congress in Montreal.

The SAR Canada Section undertakes constant outreach, partnerships and joint activities, information about which you will find on this page.

The current National Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Viviana Fernandez, University of Ottawa (Chair)
  • Natasha Nobell, University of British Columbia
  • Joanna Quinn, Western University
  • Nandini Ramanujam, McGill University
  • Mirja Trilsch, Université du Québec à Montreal

News / Nouvelles

SAR Canada deplores verdict of a libel suit against Canadian Historian

SAR Canada deplores verdict of a libel suit against Canadian Historian

On February 9, 2021, Professors Jan Grabowski, a University of Ottawa professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Barbara Engelking, a Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, received the verdict of a libel lawsuit case against them, involving their research on the Holocaust in Poland. SARCAN condemns such deliberate government intervention and calls for the protection of the right of free inquiry in academic research.

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SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Carleton University Ph.D. Candidate

SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Carleton University Ph.D. Candidate

September 29, 2020

SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Cihan Erdal, a permanent resident of Canada and Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University, who was detained by Turkish officials on Friday, September 25, 2020. 

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SAR Canada Spring newsletter

SAR Canada Spring newsletter

The Canadian Section of SAR is pleased to share their Spring Newsletter.

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Viviana Fernandez Contributed to Human Rights Day Roundtable at Parliament

Viviana Fernandez Contributed to Human Rights Day Roundtable at Parliament

December 10, 2019

Viviana Fernandez contributed to a Human Rights Roundtable Discussion on Parliament Hill

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Events / Événements

Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses

Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses

March 10, 2021 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 9th, Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa organized a virtual event titled “Cases and Documented Experiences of Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses’.

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Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing

Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing

December 13, 2020 5:00 am

On Human Rights Day, the Canadian Section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Canada) hosted a virtual roundtable titled "Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing: The Effects of COVID-19 on Knowledge Creation, Exchange, and Dissemination". A recording of this event is available.

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Teaching Virtually: Challenges & Risks for Students

Teaching Virtually: Challenges & Risks for Students

October 24, 2020 12:00 am

The SAR Canada Section partnered with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) and Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa organized a roundtable titled “Teaching Virtually: Challenges & Risks for Students”.

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July 7 and 9, 2020 - Academic Freedom, Research & Democratic Values: A Latin American Perspective

July 7 and 9, 2020 - Academic Freedom, Research & Democratic Values: A Latin American Perspective

July 7, 2020 7:00 pm

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), its Human Rights Clinic and Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa are pleased to present: Academic Freedom, Research and Democratic Values: A Latin American Perspective

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Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to scholarsatriskcanada@gmail.com.

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada