SAR-Canada

The SAR Canada Section, comprising 15 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

SAR expresses grave concern over threats to academic freedom in Hungary

SAR expresses grave concern over threats to academic freedom in Hungary

04/04/2017

Scholars at Risk (SAR) has issued a letter to Hungarian authorities expressing concern over proposed legislative amendments that apparently target Central European University (CEU). If passed, these changes would threaten CEU’s existence as well as academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Hungary more broadly.

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VIU hosts

VIU hosts "scholar at risk" from Iran

01/02/2017

Hossein Raeesi, a human rights lawyer, to deliver keynote address during International Development Week.

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SAR-Canada Raises Academic Freedom Concerns with Parliament

SAR-Canada Raises Academic Freedom Concerns with Parliament

08/12/2016

The Steering Committee of the Canadian Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) along with Gary Anandasangaree (MP, Scarborough Rouge Park), Peter Kent (MP, Thornhill), and Murray Rankin (MP, Victoria) will host a series of panel discussion on academic freedom at the Canadian Parliament and the University of Ottawa on December 8 , 2016. Media are invited to attend.

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SAR Canada elects first steering committee

SAR Canada elects first steering committee

08/06/2016

At the 2016 Global Congress, the SAR Canada Section met to pass Terms of Reference and elect its first steering committee to guide national SAR activities.

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Carleton University and University of Ottawa launch a new SAR program

Carleton University and University of Ottawa launch a new SAR program

04/03/2015

Two new SAR members, Carleton University and University of Ottawa, came together on March 4, 2015 for "Je Suis Scholar," a full day launch of a joint SAR program.

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McGill University welcomes its first SAR scholar

McGill University welcomes its first SAR scholar

14/01/2014

Dr. Semaghan Gashu Abebe, a law professor from Ethiopia, is an O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) at the Faculty of Law for the 2013-14 academic year. He is also McGill University’s first visitor from the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR).

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Western University welcomes its first SAR scholar

Western University welcomes its first SAR scholar

22/01/2013

“Western has an opportunity and a responsibility to play a leadership role in helping to protect academic freedom, wherever it may happen to fall under threat."

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SAR announces launch of Canada Section

SAR announces launch of Canada Section

22/06/2012

Scholars at Risk is pleased to announce the launch of Scholars at Risk - Canada Section, which took place on June 22, 2012 at the University of Toronto's Massey College.

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Events / Événements

Un monde dangereux pour les universitaires

Un monde dangereux pour les universitaires

2017-03-30 12:30

Salle Pierre-Bourgault, UQAM (1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2L 2C4, Canada)

A Syrian SAR scholar of analytical chemistry will give a talk entitled “A Dangerous World for Scholars: The Story of a Syrian Researcher in Exile.”

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Threats to Academic Freedom

Threats to Academic Freedom

2016-12-08 10:30

RCR Building, 1 Wellington Street, Room C-180, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4, Canada

The Steering Committee of the Canadian Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) along with Gary Anandasangaree (MP, Scarborough Rouge Park), Peter Kent (MP, Thornhill), and Murray Rankin (MP, Victoria) will host a series of panel discussion on academic freedom at the Canadian Parliament and the University of Ottawa on December 8 , 2016. Media are invited to attend.

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2016 SAR Global Congress: Universities in a Dangerous World

2016 SAR Global Congress: Universities in a Dangerous World

2016-06-08 00:00

McGill University, Montreal Canada

Faculty, staff, students and advocates from around the world will convene to discuss the most important issues facing human rights and higher ed today.

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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