SAR-Canada

The SAR Canada Section, comprising over 28 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:

  • Natasha Nobell, University of British Columbia (Interim Co-Chair)
  • Mirja Trilsch, Université du Québec à Montreal (Interim Co-Chair)
  • Joanna Quinn, Western University
  • Alison Crosby, York University
  • Peter Mascher, McMaster University
  • Andrew Johnston, Carleton University

News / Nouvelles

New website for the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas.

New website for the Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas.

The Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (formerly known as Americas Hub) just launched a new website:

Read More
SAR Canada Chair comments on the impact of the war in Ukraine in Canadian academia

SAR Canada Chair comments on the impact of the war in Ukraine in Canadian academia

SAR Canada Chair comments on the impact of the war in Ukraine in Canadian academia

Read More
University of British Columbia hosts inaugural Canada Student Advocacy Day

University of British Columbia hosts inaugural Canada Student Advocacy Day

The Human Rights Collective at the University of British Columbia hosted the first Student Advocacy Day in Canada on March 31, with an aim to bring together Canadian university students at all academic levels, SAR student groups, and community members to learn about key areas of concern and advocacy for academic freedom.

Read More
University of Waterloo joins Scholars at Risk Network

University of Waterloo joins Scholars at Risk Network

April 19, 2022

University of Waterloo joins the Canadian Section of the Scholars at Risk Network

Read More

Events / Événements

SAR Canada Roundtable: Safeguarding Academics and the Academy

SAR Canada Roundtable: Safeguarding Academics and the Academy

December 6, 2021 12:00 am

Zoom

To mark International Human Rights Day 2021, all Scholars at Risk Canada members were invited to a private, virtual roundtable: Safeguarding Academics and the Academy in Times of Crisis: Developing a Framework for Rapid and Coordinated Response

Read More
SAR Canada Section organized a session on How to Host a Scholar

SAR Canada Section organized a session on How to Host a Scholar

October 1, 2021 10:00 am

Zoom (link below)

The SAR Canada section (SARCAN) invites you to attend a knowledge-exchange session where you can ask questions and
share best practices about how to host a scholar at risk.

Read More
Critical Hope in the Public Sphere

Critical Hope in the Public Sphere

July 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Hosted by the University of British Columbia and the Scholars at Risk & Human Rights Collective, this online event aims to spark discussion and inspiration on how we can sustain critical hope in the face of continued intersecting inequalities.

Read More
Academic Freedom in a Plural World:  Global Critical Perspectives

Academic Freedom in a Plural World: Global Critical Perspectives

May 9, 2021 8:00 am

https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/85114784769

This conference will bring together over 20 scholars from a variety of regions and disciplines to discuss current challenges to academic freedom, emphasizing transnational developments.  Four panels will discuss the following themes:

Read More

Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to info@sar-canada.ca.

SAR Sections are groups of higher education institutions and associations, that are members of the SAR network, nationally or regionally focused and organized specifically to coordinate participation in SAR activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the views represented by a SAR section, its members, or its affiliates reflect those of the originating author or section, and do not necessarily represent the views of SAR, other SAR sections, individual members, affiliates, board, staff, or sponsors. The use of the SAR name, logo, or other identifying material is for the sole purpose of identifying the relationship of the section, its members, or its affiliates with SAR, subject to approval of such use by the SAR board, as provided in the SAR bylaws

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada