SAR-Canada

The SAR Canada Section, comprising 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.

News / Nouvelles

Scholars at Risk Network and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre’s Human Rights Clinic  Advocate for Academic Freedom

Scholars at Risk Network and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre’s Human Rights Clinic Advocate for Academic Freedom

October 11, 2018

Constitutional Court of Colombia Reinstates Professor Fired for Denouncing Cases of Sexual Harassment in Campus

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Podcast on Academic Freedom

Podcast on Academic Freedom

June 15, 2018

Viviana Fernandez, co-section head of SAR-Canada, speaks with the Globalisation Cafe podcast about academic freedom.

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Amicus Curiae on Academic Freedom Submitted to the Colombian Constitutional Court

Amicus Curiae on Academic Freedom Submitted to the Colombian Constitutional Court

Scholars at Risk and the Human Rights Clinic of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at uOttawa submitted an Amicus Curiae before the Colombian Constitutional Court.

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The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

April 23, 2018

The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

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Events / Événements

Minority Languages in Iran

Minority Languages in Iran

April 5, 2018

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa organized a presentation titled “Minority Languages in Iran from the Perspective of Language Rights: The Kurdish Case.” 

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Meet Rahim Surkhi, Scholar at Risk

Meet Rahim Surkhi, Scholar at Risk

February 23, 2018 11:30 am

57 Louis Pasteur, Fauteux Hall, room FTX570. University of Ottawa

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa organized a presentation with Dr. Rahim Surkh.

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Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 11, 2017 12:00 am

Ottawa, Canada

The Steering Committee hosted a lunch to “Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Parliament Hill.”

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Protecting Academic Freedom at Home and Abroad

Protecting Academic Freedom at Home and Abroad

November 2, 2017 5:30 pm

57 Louis-Pasteur, uOttawa

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network, SAR Canada and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) to present "Protecting Academic Freedom at Home and Abroad."

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Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please contact Melanie Adrian, of Carleton University.

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada