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
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.Read More
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.Read More
December 10, 2019
Viviana Fernandez contributed to a Human Rights Roundtable Discussion on Parliament HillRead More
Events / Événements
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.Read More
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”.Read More
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 PerspectiveRead More
Members / Membres
To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to email@example.com.
Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada